Download SA SMME Access to Finance Report

Finfind’s inaugural ‘SA SMME Access to Finance Report’ was launched on 10 July 2018 in Johannesburg. The report analyses a unique data set, provided by Finfind, of SMME funders and SMMEs seeking finance. It was sponsored by the SA SME Fund and identifies access to finances challenges, gaps and potential solutions.  The Finfind 2017 cleaned data sample of 11 033 …

Elon Musk: Taking Risks and Changing the Status Quo

By Darlene Menzies, CEO Finfind I just listened to a thought-provoking and encouraging interview with Elon Musk. Short video clips are my favourite way of consuming information. I’m sure there are differing views about Elon, there usually are when it comes to pioneers, disruptors, radical thinkers, paradigm shifters, revolutionaries – those who challenge and change the status quo. Whatever your …

Challenge Prizes Take Innovation to the Crowd

If you are searching for a solution do you ask the experts or the crowd? Challenge prizes take innovation outside the research establishment – and they are getting more popular. On 12 June 1979, a scraggly Californian fitness buff, Bryan Allen, found himself hovering a foot or so above the English Channel in a box wrapped in polyester film, pedalling …

Panel of Entrepreneurs Inspires SME’s at #StartupGrind Durban

#Startupgrind Durban hosted a Panel Discussion at the Pavillion Hotel for its third anniversary.  Last night the panel of entrepreneurs featured Justin Clarke (Private Property), Aisha Pandor (SweepSouth), Darlene Menzies (FinFind) and Ramsay Daly (iKhokha). “Serve a global problem” to make good money with your start up, says Darlene Menzies of @finfindeasy. @StartupGrindDBN #start_dbn — conciergi (@conciergi) April 18, 2018 …

News Round up for Busy Entrepreneurs 6 April 2018

Every week Finfind selects some of the newsworthy articles to help keep busy entrepreneurs up to date and informed about the latest happenings in the world of SME Finance and other SME news. Enjoy. Africa’s Scale-ups Encouraged to Apply for the MEST Africa Challenge MEST Africa has launched their first Pan-African startup pitch competition, the MEST Africa Challenge. They are …

Testimonial – “Immediate Response” at Finfind

“Imagine my excitement turning on my computer at 8pm and receiving the Darlene Menzies SABC Interview clip. I cannot tell you how impressed I was at your Finfind contact person’s efficiency and your immediate response. The icing on the top was that Darlene’s actual interview was absolutely outstanding. Thank you again for your care, consideration and efficiency.” – Grant N.

News Round up for Busy Entrepreneurs 30 March 2018

Every week Finfind selects some of the newsworthy articles to help keep busy entrepreneurs up to date and informed about the latest happenings in the world of SME Finance and other SME news. Enjoy. Ramaphosa urges more businesses to get involved in youth employment JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on more businesses to get involved with the Youth …