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 …

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 …

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. Keeping track of financial documents and then needing to have up to date copies on hand when requested by lenders is a business owner’s worst nightmare. While securing finance may be critical to your business’s survival and growth, …

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 …

News Roundup for Busy Entrepreneurs 9 June 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. Small Business Indaba offers manufacturers networking, info opportunities Leveraging on the success and partnership of the National Manufacturing Indaba, the Small Business Indaba will take place …

You Need Business Finance – Where Do You Start?

You’ve got your own business or are wanting to start a business and need to raise finance but are unsure of what funding options are available and what is needed to qualify for them. This is the situation that thousands of entrepreneurs across South Africa find themselves in. Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind weighs in: “Access to business finance is …

Integrating Digital Technology

With more than half of the world’s population now online according to We are Social’s 2017 analysis of the global online community, it has become an even bigger priority for businesses to integrate digital technology into the ‘buyer’s journey’. The agriculture sector is one that continues to demonstrate progress in the adoption and application of digital tools. Read more

MTN and Finfind Partner to Help Entrepreneurs

South Africa’s Entrepreneurs Need to Go Digital to Survive The objective of the MTN Business Digital Entrepreneur Masterclass is to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and insights into running a successful digital business. Read more MTN Business steps up its business development initiatives Entrepreneurs of small and medium sized businesses will be equipped with the requisite tools to digitize …