News Roundup for Busy Entrepreneurs 2 June 2017

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.

Vodacom and the Eastern Cape partner up to put small businesses online

Small to medium businesses (SMEs) in the Eastern Cape could be getting a bigger online presence, thanks to a new partnership between Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Chamber of Business (ECCOB).

The partnership promises faster internet connections for the companies, as well as the opportunity to trial new kinds of mobile platforms.

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Learn Business 101 on Game Plan

Hosted by renowned TV personality, Mzwandile Ngubeni, the show is an entrepreneurship and educational studio-based, reality TV game show aimed at teaching contestants and viewers business 101.

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Business Week spearheads Gauteng township economy

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Gauteng Township Economy Business Week (GTEB Week 2017) aims to address problems township entrepreneurs face in accessing funding and development opportunities.

Standard Bank will be the headline sponsor of the event and the Funding Convention, the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF), in association with the Department of Small Business Development, will host.

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Food delivery start-up Swiggy raises $80 million

Food delivery start-up Swiggy said it had raised $80 million in series-E funding led by the South African Internet and media group Naspers.

Existing investors Accel India, SAIF Partners India, Bessemer Venture Partners, Harmony Partners and Norwest Venture Partners also participated in this round.

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SA real estate startup Leadhome launches homebuying platform

South African real estate startup Leadhome has announced the launch of Simpli, a platform that promises to make buying or selling a home easy and stress-free.

Launched in December 2015, Leadhome is a technology-driven real estate agency that offers clients a transparent, always-available service to simplify the process of buying and selling property.

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Blockchain Challenge Dubai winners awarded $45,000

The Smart Dubai Office has announced the results of the first Blockchain Challenge at the Dubai Design District (D3), awarding a total of $45,000 to the most promising solutions using blockchain technology from 21 international startups.

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7 Smart Reasons Why a Small Business Should opt for Loans

Loans are something that a lot of small business owners are wary of. And that’s for good reason! There are plenty of stories out there about small businesses who couldn’t pay for their loans for one reason or another. However, there are also plenty of smart reasons for why a business owner would want to get a loan for their business. This isn’t something that you should be scared of.

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