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Business & Finance Awareness Days

Financial Awareness Day

Financial Awareness Day on 14th August promotes financial literacy and empowers individuals to take control of their financial health. Learn, plan, and secure your future!

World Entrepreneurs’ Day

World Entrepreneurs' Day on 21st August celebrates the contributions of entrepreneurs. Recognize their achievements, share inspiring stories, and support local businesses.

Start of Quarter 4

The 1st of October is the start of quarter 4, otherwise know at Q4. The fourth quarter is made up of October, November, December and is often a critical period for businesses, especially in retail and e-commerce, due to the holiday shopping season. Companies focus on achieving year-end sales targets, managing inventories, and closing the books for the fiscal year.

2024 Planning

October is a good time to start strategic planning for the next year. Yearly business planning is essential for organizations to establish strategic direction, set clear goals, allocate resources effectively, and measure performance.

National Customer Service Week

National Customer Service Week takes place annually, during the first full week in October, with this year's event running from Monday, 2nd to Friday 6th October 2023.

World Post Day

World Post Day takes place every year on the 9th of October. It celebrates the role of the post in connecting communities and recognises the postal employees around the world who are entrusted with a variety of essential and personal items, from messages, gifts and goods, to money and medicines.

Spreadsheet Day

Spreadsheet Day takes place on the 17th of October every year. It celebrates the joy and challenges of working with spreadsheets. The 17th of October was chosen as Spreadsheet Day, because VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet for personal computers, was released on October 17th, 1979.

International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union Day takes place on the third Thursday of October every year. This day reflects upon the credit union movement's history, promotes its achievements and shares member experiences. International Credit Union (ICU) Day has been celebrated since 1948.

World Savings Day

World Savings Day takes place on the 31st of October every year. It aims to promote the importance of saving money, building financial security, and encouraging responsible financial habits among individuals and communities.

Africa Industrialisation Day

Africa Industrialisation Day takes place on November 20th every year. It is a day dedicated to promoting the industrialisation of Africa to foster economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction in Africa.

Start of Quarter 1

The start of Quarter 1 (Q1) takes place on the 1st of January every year, marking the beginning of a new business year and is a crucial period for businesses of all sizes and industries.

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