Season 2 of the Big Break Legacy Show has kicked off with a bang on SABC 2 and judging by the calibre of contestants this season, viewers can expect this competition to heat up fast says MTN Business!
The Big Break Legacy show sees entrepreneurs going head to head to battle it out in an aim to win the prize of a substantial R5 million investment – another way of developing the South African entrepreneurs.
Says Nomalanga Nkosi, GM of Enterprise Marketing at MTN SA; “MTN Business is once again proud to be associated with the Big Break Legacy reality entrepreneurship TV show. The first season exceeded our expectations and demonstrated the talented entrepreneurs we have in the local business sphere and of course the tenacity they have to reach their dreams and we have no doubt Season 2 will do just the same!”
With the excitement building up to the start of Season 2, the first episode saw an introduction to the top 12 contestants and their business ideas. The contestants were immediately split into teams and briefed on their first task, which involved creating a corporate brand identity with a business logo – an essential for any successful business.
Adds Nkosi; “There is no doubt that team work is an essential ingredient for any business to achieve success – the task in this episode tested the ability of this skill at the outset, giving us all an immediate insider view of each person’s aptitude in this area. It was great to see the outcomes of their efforts, excellent teamwork and well done to the winning team members.”
The next episode saw the teams being divided once again and the task for this episode was to start a business in a budget of R2 000.00 – with the aim of making as much money as possible in just one day.
Continues Nkosi; “Innovation is key in developing a business idea. A successful entrepreneur is one who understands this, as well as the current market, how to impact the market and correctly identify a need that exists – and then develop a business idea around this need. Team Letsatsi Inc were announced as the winners, after a gruelling days work and many obstacles to overcome.”
Following the start and the episodes that have aired, Port Elizabeth’s Charmaine Kleynhans, whose business makes kettles that boil water without electricity, gas or making a fire, has became the first contestant to be voted off the Big Break Legacy entrepreneurial TV reality show. Says Kleynhans; “It was tough and the task required us to come up with an innovative idea to sell hair weaves at a Johannesburg taxi rank. Things just didn’t go right for me unfortunately and it was a disappointing day. To be honest, I was totally out of my comfort zone. However, I don’t feel I failed my team or myself because I was actually doing my best.”
Concludes Nkosi; “The passion that has already been demonstrated by these contestants is admirable and humbling and I am looking forward to watching these local entrepreneurs grow in their skills and abilities throughout the show, with MTN Business helping them along the way to reach their dreams.”