Panel of Entrepreneurs Inspires SME’s at #StartupGrind Durban

#Startupgrind Durban hosted a Panel Discussion at the Pavillion Hotel for its third anniversary.  Last night the panel of entrepreneurs featured Justin Clarke (Private Property), Aisha Pandor (SweepSouth), Darlene Menzies (FinFind) and Ramsay Daly (iKhokha). “Serve a global problem” to make good money with your start up, says Darlene Menzies of @finfindeasy. @StartupGrindDBN #start_dbn — conciergi (@conciergi) April 18, 2018 …

News Round up for Busy Entrepreneurs 16 March 2018

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. Female SMME owners have a harder time securing loans – Study Facebook, The World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have published …

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 …