How To Finance The Equipment That Will Build Your Business

By Darlene Menzies  Aug 17, 2017 Growth takes money. This is a simple fact of doing business. The trick is to spend that money in the right way. To protect your cash flow, financing your growth is often the best solution. There are a number of reasons why growing businesses may need to raise finance, from bridging a temporary cash flow situation …

Pathways to funding for (social) entrepreneurs Do exist

Bringing together entrepreneurs, start-ups, finance and legal experts from across the South African entrepreneurship ecosystem, the Bertha Centre’s Do-ference is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs access the tools and connections they need to take their (social) enterprises to the next level. The Do-ference is for all early-stage entrepreneurs, but is especially tailored to social entrepreneurs and township-based entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship and …

Finfind News Round up for Busy Entrepreneurs – 4 August 2017

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. Tough times no reason not to start a business Following a technical recession in the first quarter, and with slow economic growth forecast, South Africa can …

How to Prepare yourself for an Investor: a Guide

A recent survey found that many South African entrepreneurs needed help with things such as Real State of Entrepreneurship Find out more about how to prepare yourself for an investor, here. Brand South Africa reporter Funding is one of the challenges faced by many entrepreneurs in South Africa. In the Real State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa 2017 survey, many …

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 …

Finfind News Round up for Busy Entrepreneurs – 21 July 2017

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. 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 …

Staying Afloat when Cash is Tight in your 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 …