State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa

The number of youth entrepreneurs in South Africa may have dropped, but it is notable that more than 50% of entrepreneurs are youth. Also notable is the rise in the number of female entrepreneurs. More than half of the South Africans who run their own businesses are youth, according to the Real State of Entrepreneurship Survey 2017, undertaken by the …

7 Big Funding Lessons We Took From #FundEx2017

“Chase business, not funding.” This was Nirmala Reddy’s message for entrepreneurs attending the funding and investment conference and expo, FundEx, held yesterday at the Riversands Incubation Hub. Reddy is the senior manager of enterprise development at Nedbank. Read more

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 …