Ashraf Garda Shines the Spotlight on Finfind CEO Darlene Menzies

Darlene and Ashraf chatted about Darlene’s youth, her early business experiences and dealing with failure. They listened to music and shared views on obusiness and entrepreneurship. #AfternoonTalk with Ashraf Garda talking to Darlene Menzies – CEO of Finfind #InTheSpotlight #sabcnews — SAfmRadio 📻 (@SAfmRadio) January 26, 2018 Interview with Ashraf Garda 1 Interview with Ashraf Garda 2 Interview with Ashraf …

How to Prepare your Business for an Investor

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 entrepreneurs indicated that they required education specific to the practicalities of running a business such as marketing support and business planning. According to the Seed Academy, which conducted the survey, there were more than 1,200 …

Investing in a Franchise – Types of Available Funds

By Darlene Menzies If you’re interested in investing in a franchise, there are a number of funding routes available to you. In South Africa, a franchise is considered a separate, specialised field of business and from a financing perspective is viewed differently to an existing business. It’s typically easier to get funding for a franchise as franchises have a proven …

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 …

Access to Finance – What do you Need to Get your Business Ready?

Applying for funding takes time, and time is usually the very thing you don’t have when you’re needing finance. It makes sense then that you should do everything possible before engaging lenders to be finance ready Good preparation on the part of the finance seeker quickens the application process. Knowing what lenders need from you is vital to knowing what …

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 …