Venture Capital as a Means of Funding Your Medium to Long Term Working Capital Needs

Venture Capital can serve as medium to long term working capital financing option for start-ups and early-stage small businesses. However it is not necessarily a solution for well established businesses and listed entities. The finance option you choose for your medium to long term Working Capital funding will depend on the type of business you have and its current stage of …

Access to Finance – One of the Primary Causes of Small Business Failure

JOHANNESBURG – The backbone of the South African economy is supported by small businesses, but businesses without a funding source are prone to failing or struggling to grow. The reality is that many small business owners are at a loss when it comes to where to look for funding and how to access it. With this in mind, Darlene Menzies, …

Pathways to Funding Do-ference Joburg 2017

Are you a (social) entrepreneur ready to take your business to the next level? The UCT Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, together with our partners, has gathered together speakers and entrepreneurs from across the ecosystem to equip you with the tools and confidence to grow your business. Please join us at the annual PATHWAYS …

Can you get SME Finance if you have a Bad Credit Record?

Most traditional finance institutions are not prepared to consider funding a small business if the business or the business owner has a bad credit record.  Fortunately, there are still some options open to you and it may be possible to raise the financing you need. Why lenders use credit scores Lenders use credit scores (for both the business and the …

Financial Readiness is Key to Success

Staying organised and on top of paperwork can be tricky for entrepreneurs who already have dozens of other balls in the air. Keeping track of financial documents and then needing to have up to date copies on hand when requested by lenders is a business owner’s worst nightmare. While securing finance may be critical to your business’s survival and growth, …

What Type Of Growth Funding Do You Really Need?

By Darlene Menzies Jul 5, 2017 Checklist Find the right finance for your needs What do you need funding for? Have you critically evaluated all your options? Can you unlock this capital in your business? Have you approached or recognised lenders who fund this particular need? Do you know what surety they will need for the finance? Hundreds of entrepreneurs …

You Need Business Finance – Where Do You Start?

You’ve got your own business or are wanting to start a business and need to raise finance but are unsure of what funding options are available and what is needed to qualify for them. This is the situation that thousands of entrepreneurs across South Africa find themselves in. Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind weighs in: “Access to business finance is …