The South African Business Index (SABI), which is an independent national networking and business alliance organization, was formed in order to fill a significant gap identified in the networking and communication sector of the business market. Businesses (whether a small one-man band or a multinational blue chip company) must be able to network and communicate effectively, in good time and cost effectively on a national level irrespective of the industry or geographical level they operate on. This is where the SABI steps in with programs/systems to assist businesses in reaching their fullest potential within this new and ever-changing framework of networking and communication.
The Internet is a vast resource of information that is essential for the survival of any business in today's technological age. However, it is often very difficult and tedious, if not sometimes impossible, to source the correct information in the vast unknown of the Internet environment. The South African Business Index (SABI) addresses this problem by providing the public at large and its subscribers fast and easy access to relevant business information in addition to providing them with direct links to the Internet.
The Business Index (SABI) was established in 2007 after some 6 – 7 years of research regarding a new and fresh in making business information available to the public and business at large.
In 2007 most Internet users in South Africa were still making use of dial-up connection ---- this has changed significantly during 2010 with new opportunities caused by the availablilty of bandwith and a number of service providers to choose from.
The initial product of The SA Business Index (SABI) was launched with a major focus on offline availability and has subsequently developed to a third renewed online version.
The Internet is offering advertisers some great new opportunities and The SA Business Index (SABI) is aiming to become a comprehensive online business index for our country South Africa. -- It will become a major source of information on businesses, community, government, etc and will searchable by business type, business name, telephone etc.
The true value of a business index can only be realised when the need for information arises and this need is satisfied. In endeavouring to satisfy this need effort-free and virus-free.
To effectively promote a business on the Index may in addition to the free listing require an investment that is directly correlated with the exposure that is required, albeit regionally or nationally. The establishment of a business footprint as well as community involvement are items that should be considered when a branding and exposure package is customised to suite your particular needs.
The new website and online product of The SA Business Index provides our advertisers with much more exposure than ever before
One question remains: Where is your business information when a potential client needs it and can it be easily found in this age of information overflow?