L2B Opportunities unearthed in the last 30 Days – APRIL 2024

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We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa.

Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors and more.

Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have unearthed in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.


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Leads 2 Business Advertising Co-ordinator and Digital Designer

L2B Opportunities unearthed in the last 30 Days – MARCH 2024

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We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa.

Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors and more.

Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have unearthed in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.

To view more Articles, please visit our Leads 2 Business Blog.
If you are interested in becoming one of our subscribers, please visit Leads 2 Business.
To view notes with screenshots on how to use our website, please visit Leads 2 Business Wiki.

About Marlaine Andersen

Leads 2 Business Advertising Co-ordinator and Digital Designer

L2B Opportunities unearthed in the last 30 Days – February 2024

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We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa.

Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors and more.

Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have unearthed in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.

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About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

We publish your Tenders & Quotes for FREE

Leads 2 Business publishes tender notices and project information on our website for our subscribers in the building and construction industry.

We are an open communication channel for contractors and consultants across the board, not only by sending them tender opportunities for their businesses but we also allow them to advertise their new tenders and quotes through our website for free.

So instead of using the normal social platforms as contractors, firms and institutions to send out invitations to tender or quote, why don’t you allow Leads 2 Business to come to your rescue by following the steps below:

  1. Check if the Tender or Quote is relevant to our scope (building/construction related)
  2. Send the Tender Notice or Quote to Tenders@L2B.co.za
  3. Make sure all Terms & Conditions are stipulated
  4. The information should cover the following: Contract Number, Works Required, Document Collection information, Query Contact Details, Restrictions, Document Submission and Closing Date.
  5. When all of the relevant info is received, the tender will be captured onto our website and will be assigned a systematically generated/unique DTA number meaning it will be searchable
  6. Lastly, it will then be sent out in the Leads 2 Business – Daily Advisories email, reaching thousands of subscribers that have profiles matching the criteria specified in the Tender/Quote

This free service benefits both subscribers and non-subscribers. Shouldn’t you be here? For more info Click here


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History of Leads 2 Business

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Cedrus Internet Solutions

Cedrus Internet Solutions (CIS) was founded in 1999. The name was derived from Cedrus Deodora, an exotic tree that our CEO Victor Terblanche used to export in his forestry days.

The original concept was an online business directory, like Brabys, which was broken up into a franchisable metropolis, called www.FindABusiness.co.za. At that stage, there were 6 employees.

We populated databases starting with the larger metropoles. By the end of this project, we had in excess of 16 000 companies listed on our database.

www.123contracting.co.za

The idea was shelved in May 2000 when Mr Terblanche was approached with what was then believed to be a better prospect. The idea was to convert Bills of Quantity into electronic form by using a process called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). We would also convert our current database applications into the Building and Construction realm.

Soon subscribers (developers, consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers) were prompting us for additional services like:

  • Directory of Industry contacts
  • Researching and Publishing of Tenders
  • Document Collections
  • Site Inspection Reminders
  • Tender Awards
  • Site Attendance Registers

Daily Tenders

The additional services soon became our primary focus and Daily Tenders was born in 2002. An influx of subscribers helped the company grow from strength to strength to what was then known in the Industry as the leading information service provider. Staff compliment jumped to 35.

With the additions of Private Projects and Price Assist Live (PAL), Daily Tenders became the building & construction industries’ continent-wide virtual marketplace where information was disseminated and compiled for distribution. This was to facilitate opportunities via the procurement process and ranged from the initial project concept to the adjudication of material prices.

Leads 2 Business

In 2005 PAL became a fully-fledged service called Leads 2 Quotes (L2Q) – an online platform for contractors to distribute bills of quantities to their sub-contractors & suppliers for pricing.

Our core services: Projects, Tenders & Leads 2 Quotes necessitated a name change as we weren’t just focusing on tenders anymore; our subscribers were looking for opportunities in the private sector as well. Leads 2 Business was born.

In 2012 our services were combined into a single website. Staff compliment doubled, reaching 70.

We’ve added several services since then, including an API which allows our leads to be fed into subscribers’ CRM systems for a personalised experience.

Our Company has always been guided by our subscribers’ needs and evolved to meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry and will continue doing so.


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About Brandon Le Roux

I joined Leads 2 Business in February 2005 as an Account Executive. I was promoted to Sales Manager in February 2007, and to Sales Director in November 2012. I manage the Sales, Telesales & Retention teams nationwide. I’m passionate about our company & staff, as well as the great opportunities we bring to our subscribers.

Building Professional Relationships

Building long-lasting business relationships require significant resources, time, dedication and communication.

From a subcontractor’s point of view: How do you locate possible clients? How do you build relationships and ensure your company is included in future works?

1) Identify

Identify your target market or the kind of professional / contractor you want to interact with. As a subcontractor, this would most likely be building contractors.

2) Platform

Source a reputable platform such as Leads 2 Business, where you can obtain details of such companies. We have a vast construction Directory with details of Professionals, consultants, contractors, suppliers and vendors.

3) Learn.

Learn about the client, contractor or professional company and how you can integrate your service offering with their business. Research them, show that you have done your homework and have an interest in their companies and values. Acknowledge a shared interest or common goal.

4) Communication.

Decide on your method of communication. Emails are by far the best and most professional way of introducing your company and service offering to prospective clients. Once a long-term relationship is formed, you can then both decide what other form of communication would be acceptable such as calls, SMS, Whatsapp etc.

I would not recommend sending your company profile to a client via Whatsapp on day 1. They do not know who you are, where you are from and why you are contacting them.

5) Simple

Keep it brief.
Introduce your company and products/services
Prove why your company is above the rest.
Put a proposal together.
List past projects and their value, your level of experience and capacity.
Include a brochure and signature.
Offer to meet face to face as well.

If you are going to approach a prospective client via email. I would email them once and should you not receive a response within a few days, follow this up with a phone call.

Do not inundate or spam the client as this could cause frustration and could result in a negative image towards you and your company.

6) Networking

Besides using the L2B Directory to market your company and make contact with potential clients, you can use our Daily Tenders services. Here we provide you with site meeting dates and information on the tender. See if this is tender you could get involved in, and attend the meeting. Network with the project role players and potential bidders. Get your name and face out there. Put in the effort, be proactive and use the information that you have.

Another way of networking is attending seminars like the Digital Construction Roadshow hosted by RIB CCS in partnership with Leads 2 Business and BEE123.

7) Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are unclear about the scale of the job or scope of work, as questions. Interact with the client/contractor and make sure everything is clear.

8) Impress

There needs to be ongoing communication about the status of the job, issues incurred or any delays. Quality and timeliness of services provided. Work hard and complete the job before the deadline. Clean up and pack away at the end of the day on the job. Leave a lasting impression of professionalism.

9) Get recommendations and referrals.

10) Grow your business

Using L2B you can locate similar contractors or the ones you have done work for. You can see what projects/tenders they are currently actively involved in. Let them know about the job you’ve just completed and attach the recommendation/referral.

11) Touch base

Keep in touch with your clients/contractors. A nice gesture is sending them a small gift or even an email at the end of the year to thank them for their support throughout the year. I find that making contact with the right professional at the right time is imperative. It is often who you know.. and we help with that.

If you would like Leads 2 Business to show you how: Contact us Today


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Register on the Leads 2 Business Directory for Free

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To register on the Leads 2 Business Directory for FREE and gain exposure for your business complete the below info ⬇️

(Give details of your Trades/Scope of works & detail the services/products
Example: 400 Road, Office Park, City, Province, Code, RSA
Example: 400 Road, Office Park, City, Province, Code, RSA
Select from the drop-down
Select from the drop-down
Central Supplier Database Number if not registered please state: Not Registered
Please state whether you supply material and/or labour or if only consulting
Which regions do you operate in
Aerial Survey & Mapping Fencing – Wire Fencing & Products Pipes & Fittings – HDPe
Access Control & Security Systems Fencing & Gates – Electrical Pipes & Fittings – Steel
Access Flooring Fibreglass Pipes & Fittings – uPVC & mPVC
Acoustic & Noise Control Fire Equipment & Services Pipes & Fittings Other
Agricultural Machinery Fireplaces Plasterwork & Screeding
Agricultural Services Fireproof Doors & Safes Plastic & Foam
Air-conditioning & Ventilation Fleet Management & Maintenance Plastic Sheeting & Liners
Alterations & Maintenance Formwork Plumbing & Sanitary
Anti-Corrosion & Acid Protection Fuels & Lubricants Power & Energy
Awnings, Blinds, Canopies & Sun Control Gabions, Geosynthetics & Subsoil Materials Prefabricated concrete flooring/roofing
Bolts, Fasteners & Cast in Items Glazing & Mirrors systems
Boreholes & Dewatering Granite & Marble Prefabricated Portal & Pipe Culverts
Builders Merchants & Hardware Guardrails & Barriers Pre-Stressing/Post Tensioning
Building Contractors Heavy Plant Pumps
Building Management Systems (BMS) Hygiene Products & Services Raft Foundation
Building Signage, Hoarding & Advertising Industrial Catering Appliances Railway Contractors
Building Small Works Instrumentation Rainwater Goods
Carpentry Joinery & Cabinet Making Instruments Refrigeration
Carpets, Floor Liners & Synthetic Surfaces Insulation Retaining Walls & Systems
Cathodic Protection Ironmongery Rock Breaking/Blasting
Ceilings, Partitions, Bulkheads & Drywalling Jointing Road Markings
Cement Kerbing – Extruded & Cast In situ Road Signs
Channelling Cast Insitu Kerbing & Ancillaries – Precast Roofing & Trusses
Chemicals and Gases Kitchen Cupboards & Vanities Safety & Protective Clothing
Civil Contracting Laboratory Sandblast & Gunite
Cleaning & Catering Landscaping, Grassing & Horticulture Scaffolding
Computer Hardware, Software & Leakage & Service Detection Shelving & Shopfitting – Aluminium
Networking Lifting Equipment Shelving & Shopfitting – Other
Concrete & Asphalt Cutting Lighting Shorthaul Transport & Lowbeds
Concrete Sub-contractors Lightning Protection Shower & Shower Doors
Concrete Supply & Placing Lime Skylights
Construction Chemicalss Long haul Transport & Logistics Small Plant & Tools
Crushed Stone, Gravel & Sand Manholes – Precast Concrete Stainless Steel Fabrication
Crushing & Screening Manholes – Premanufactured Other Steel Fabrication, Engineering & Manufacture
Dam Liners Materials Steel Handrails etc & Cast in Items
Dayworks Rates Marine Construction services Steel Manufacture
Demolition Masonry Blockwork Steel Reinforcing & Dowel Bars
Domestic Kitchen Appliances Masonry Brickwork Street & Highmast lighting
Door & Window Frame Pressed Metal Masonry Stonework Structural Steelwork Erection
Door & Window Frames Aluminium Materials Handling & Surfacing Asphalt Surfacing & Milling
Door & Window Frames uPVC Dock Levelling Surfacing Bitumen or Prime Supply &
Door & Window Frames Wooden Mats & Matwell frames Distribution
Doors Roller Shutter Mechanical Spares & Repairs Surfacing Chipping Sealing or Slurry
Drain & Pipe Cleaning Medical Equipment Surfacing Road Crack Sealing &
Dynamic Compaction Metalwork Patching
Earthworks & Excavations Mining, Mining Supplies Swimming Pools
Electrical Installation & Processing Synthetic Sport Surfaces & Tracks
Electrical Materials Mobile Office & Toilets Telecommunications
Electrical Reticulation Mouldings Tiling
Elevators Escalators & Lifts Office Automation Timber Supplies
Engineering, Boilermaking & Manufacture Office Furniture & Seating Underfloor Heating
Epoxy Flooring & Coatings Ornamental Precast Concrete or Cladding Valve Chambers
Erosion Protection & Pitching Painting Valves & Meters
Expansion Joint, Bridge Bearings & Concrete Paper Hanging Wall Lining
Repair Paving Walling
External or Site Works Pest Control & Poisoning Waste Disposal
External Plumbing Piling – Jacking, Drilling, Grouting & Water Purification
Fencing – Gates, Doors & Automation Anchoring Water Tanks & Reservoirs
Fencing – Palisade Piling – Slope Stabilisation & Geotechnical Waterproofing, Membranes & Sealing
Fencing – Precast Walling & Concrete Piling & Underpinning Weighbridge & Scales
Palisade Pipes & Fittings – Cast Iron, Gratings & Covers Wooden & Laminate Flooring

 

The Leads 2 Business Terms and Conditions of use are in accordance with our Privacy Policy which includes references to the POPI Act. By completing/submitting this form, you are consenting to the inclusion of your details on our site.

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Directory Tips

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Our Directory is a simple tool that has evolved into a remarkable business system with many benefits. We’ve included some tips on how to get results for your search.

Subscribers have exclusive access to our niche Directory and are able to search to retrieve specific results based on region, trade and professional type to name a few.

Register or Update/Add your details (for FREE) and reap the benefits of being on a specialised Construction Directory like Leads 2 Business:

  • You can improve your company’s exposure
  • You can list all necessary company contact details and give a detailed description of your company’s products/services rendered.
  • You can define your BBBEE status, CIDB grading and CSD Registration
  • You can specify where your product/service is labour & materials or labour only.
  • Vendors have the additional opportunity to be listed to receive RfQ’s

For more information on our services check out our Pricing Page.


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About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

Open Opportunities Today

Are you open to opportunities?

The Building and Construction marketplace is becoming increasingly competitive and commands that companies go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd.

“Where do I start?”  The question we get so often.  The best answer is really, what do you do and where do you do it?  Our service offerings can be used by almost anyone in the Construction industry.  Yes, Professionals, Contractors, Sub Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers and Manufacturers. Everyone fits in in a different way; depending on the size of the contracts you normally take on and the regions you work in, you will look at different types of leads.

Enter the Leads 2 Business Directory and Open Quotes

Our Directory is like the Yellow Pages of the Construction Industry. You can search Companies, Services, Products and People.  Our Directory is used by people in (and out of actually) the Construction industry to source contacts. Main Contractors use this same Directory to send electronic price requests to their Preferred Suppliers and can select from a list of relevant Vendors, Suppliers and Subcontractors. On the other side Vendors/Suppliers/Subcontractors register on our Directory (for FREE) to gain exposure for their business and elect to receive e-RfQ’s to price, market and build relationships with Main Contractors.  Being registered on our Directory as a Vendor, Supplier or Subcontractor enables passive marketing and when used proactively can result in a successful pipeline of leads. Businesses can also actively market through Open Quotes by seeing which Contractors are currently pricing Bills (BoQ’s) that have matching trades and regions and submit pricing directly. In addition to this, Open Quotes subscribers can actively view matching Award Notifications and submit pricing to the Main Contractor(s) that are awarded the Contract.

All of this info is viewed, submitted and stored online.

Why online you may ask? Pricing online not only improves your visibility but provides yet another opportunity to outperform your competitors as well as save time, providing centralised storage and easy accessibility. Simply put, it’s easier, faster and more reliable!

Sound like something you’d use to grow your business? Register for one of our paid Services here


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L2B Opportunities unearthed in the last 30 Days – November 2023

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We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa.

Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors and more.

Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have unearthed in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.


To view more Articles, please visit our Leads 2 Business Blog.
If you are interested in becoming one of our subscribers, please visit Leads 2 Business.
To view notes with screenshots on how to use our website, please visit Leads 2 Business Wiki.

About Sasha Anderson

Millennial Mom + wife living the hash-tag life. Remember: If You Fail - Fail Forward

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