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 …

There are a number of different short term funding options available to businesses to fund working capital.

Short Term Working Capital Solutions

Working capital is the life blood of any business, especially a small business. Working capital is the amount of money available to the business to ensure that it can cover its day-to-day operational costs and meet its short-term expense obligations. Without sufficient working capital the business will not be able to continue to trade and will liquidate. What is Working …

The Top Eight Reasons for Raising Capital

  Article by Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind There are a number of reasons why growing businesses may need to raise finance, from bridging a temporary cash flow situation to a more long-term need like funding a major expansion. Research from over 5000 businesses applying for finance reveals that the top eight reasons for raising capital are: Purchasing equipment and …

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 …

Yes there are Pathways to Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship are but some of the keys to growth and employment opportunities in our country. At the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (a specialised Centre at UCT’s Graduate School of Business) annual Pathways to Funding Do-ference entrepreneurs will get a better understanding of how to raise funding directly from investors and peers who have walked …