Darlene Menzies Blows the Kudu Horn to Open Trading on the JSE

Darlene Menzies, CEO, technology innovator, entrepreneur and business guru, was recently announced as one of the most Inspiring 50 women in Africa. Menzies, along with five other women from the Inspiring 50, attended the opening of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this morning, 31 August. This was a significant event, showcasing how women are becoming increasingly involved and pivotal in …

#Leaderex2017 – The Biggest Highlights And Lessons

South Africa’s biggest startup conference #Leaderex2017 has come and gone. Held today at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, the event has become something of an annual tradition for many entrepreneurs and business execs. The focus this year was on innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship with many of the masterclasses focusing on what the future holds for businesses, and how to prepare for it Read more …

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 …

Cash Flow Tips For Small Businesses To Survive Rocky Times

The bad news in the SME market in 2016 was that 67% of small businesses that closed in South Africa did so for financial reasons. This is a far more pressing problem for local entrepreneurs compared to their regional counterparts, with 50% more South African entrepreneurs discontinuing their businesses due to a lack of access to finance compared to the …

Staying Afloat when Cash is Tight in your Small Business

The bad news in the SME market in 2016 was that 67% of small businesses that closed in South Africa did so for financial reasons. This is a far more pressing problem for local entrepreneurs compared to their regional counterparts, with 50% more South African entrepreneurs discontinuing their businesses due to a lack of access to finance compared to the …

Cash Flow Tips for Small Businesses to Survive Rocky Times

The bad news in the SME market in 2016 was that 67% of small businesses that closed in South Africa did so for financial reasons. This is a far more pressing problem for local entrepreneurs compared to their regional counterparts, with 50% more South African entrepreneurs discontinuing their businesses due to a lack of access to finance compared to the …

Small Business, Big Money

If one were to imagine an online dating service for money and business – minus the selfies enhanced with the appropriate filters – FinFind would be it. The innovative online platform connects small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in search of funding with finance providers that match their specific finance needs – whether it be grants, debt or equity. It is …