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 …

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 …

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 …

Securing Funding: 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. Here is a simple tip to put you at the front of the queue to secure finance. Keeping track of financial documents and then needing to have up to date copies on hand when requested by lenders is …

Finance Challenges Impacting Entrepreneurs

Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind, talks about challenges impacting entrepreneurs. In South Africa, more than 80% of start-ups fail in their first year and of those who survive only half are still in business by year three – for a country that is relying on the small business sector to grow the economy this high failure rate is concerning and …

Free Online Access to Finance Solution Launched

Finfind offers summary of all government funds and private sector finance options South African entrepreneurs can now easily explore all the finance options available to them through a single online platform. Finfind, a web-based funding solution, was launched today by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD). The online tool helps business owners …

Assessing Funding – Free Online Business Solution

Free online solution that helps business owners with accessing funding launched Finfind offers summary of all government funds and private sector finance options South African entrepreneurs can now easily explore all the finance options available to them through a single online platform. Finfind, a web-based funding solution, was launched today by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department …