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 looking for the continent’s most exciting African startups who are looking to scale into new markets, to participate in the Challenge.

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8 Steps for the Perfect Product Launch

You’ve created the killer product that will change the world. Now you need people to buy it. Top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their tried-and-tested ways to build buzz so people buy from you and passionately spread the word for mega profits.

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Eskom commits to business development with SME competition

JOHANNESBURG – As part of Eskom’s corporate social investment programme, the Eskom Development Foundation, through the BIC, is encouraging and rewarding entrepreneurship by providing a platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to conquer the next major barrier in business development.

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Fear of rejection, risk-averse and super-woman syndrome shortchanging women enterprises

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – “Unlike men, women are known to take rejection badly. They hate it and most times they do not know how to deal with it. Men, on the other hand, are used to rejection, whether it’s in the dating scene or the business world, they take it better than women do and when it comes to entrepreneurship, the script is still the same,” Wandia Gichuru, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Vivo Activewear tells a forum of women in business organized by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs in Nairobi.

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New to company documentation? Avoid these 4 rookie mistakes

Company registration isn’t the only thing you need. Avoid these rookie company documentation mistakes. So, you’ve taken the leap and formally registering your first company and you’re ready to take on the world of contracts, tenders and bigger opportunities?

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How to Write a Funding Proposal

Knowing how to write a funding proposal properly can make or break your business idea before it even gets off the ground.  It is important to know how to write a funding proposal as this is your chance to convince potential funders that your business is run efficiently, that it is accountable and that it can achieve the objectives it sets.

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