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A SME Funder Gives A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Their Own Fundraising Strategy

The 4 strategies Retail Capital followed from day one to ensure they built a business worth funding

SA Economy Enters Recession After Growth Contracts In First Quarter

New statistics released after World Bank slashes South Africa’s growth forecast

Why This Investment Fund Just Invested Nearly R200 million In Building Schools

Old Mutual's Schools Investment Fund aims to address challenges in SA's education system

'Energy Farmer' and Social Entrepreneur Secures R100 000 Funding From Old Mutual

Thabang Mabapa is the founder of Selokong Sa Dimelana which produces castor seed oil as an alternative biofuel

How To Apply For Vusi Thembekwayo's Entrepreneurship Mentorship Programme

#Top40 aimed at businesses looking to grow

Before You Ask For Funding Answer These Questions First

The 5 questions finance experts, Finfind's Darlene Menzies and FNB's Mags Ponnan want you to consider

African Education Startup That's Providing Quality Private Schooling Raises R15 Million

Nova Pioneer is meeting the demand for private schooling in South Africa and Kenya

The One Big Funding Lesson From the 2017 Agripreneur of the Year

Claire Reid on how she overcame the challenges of funding her agribusiness

These 4 SA startups are raising funds through crowdfunding

And what you need to know to make a success of your campaign

What #Budget2017 means for your bottom line

This is what 2017/18 has in store for your SME, writes Dov Girnun

What you are still doing wrong when looking for funding - and how to (finally) get it right

Experts share tips on how to put your best foot forward when looking for funding and a few rookie mistakes to avoid

How the Le Lapa Fund is using the power of the crowd to get African SMEs funded

Co-founder Elizabeth Howard on closing Africa's investment gap, and why the continent needs 'patient capital'

For women by women - What you need to know about the Alitheia Identity Fund

Fund backs high-growth women-led SMEs across Africa

How (and where) Vinny Lingham invests his money

The entrepreneur and angel investor's no-nonsense advice for getting your investment strategy right

How prepared is your business to accept mobile and digital payments?

Consumers are embracing new technologies, are you?

Could your SME be a good candidate for a specialised loan?

How having a tailor-made and structured financing option can help your business reach maximum profitability and growth

What you still may not know about angel investing in SA

Christopher Campbell, co-founder of the South African Business Angel Network on the role of private investors in the entrepreneurship ecosystem

Meet the global funder that is investing millions of dollars in African startups

Omidyar Network’s Charmaine Padayachy on backing startups that are working to solve Africa's challenges

Two entrepreneurship pros share what they would do with R1 000

Tshepo Phakathi and Brian Walsh get creative with limited funds

Creative Counsel co-founder on building a business big and successful enough to sell

CEO Ran Neu-Ner on the toughest question they had to answer and why getting the basics right was key

7 must-do's to keep your biz debt free

No time for ‘nice to haves’ in your business, writes Jannie Rossouw, head of Sanlam Business Market

These are some of the worst financial mistakes you can make in your business

5 experts on the money decisions entrepreneurs should avoid

Infographic: Listing on the JSE - We show you how

Follow this simple guide to navigate the listing process easily

Listing on the JSE as an expansion strategy for your business - Everything you need to know

Find out the pros and cons of raising equity capital through listing on the JSE and how to know you're ready for listing

Here is how SA entrepreneurs are using this funding platform

Finfind CEO on the first six months and what the stats say about who is using the platform to source funding

Why everyone is talking about co-investments and what it means for your startup

Find out about the good and the bad of one of the latest trends in the private equity space

What we can learn from how these 6 SMEs would spend R1 million

Marketing is the highest ranking business concern overall, but also the highest rated - this is what this means

We show you how you can predict your business’ future with financial forecasting

7 steps to getting accurate predictions and why you should stay away from generic templates

SME experts weigh in on Budget 2016

A look at the impact of the budget on the small business sector

7 unpopular truths about raising VC

'Raising capital does not validate your business model - only customers do and other tough lessons you should know

Funding wishlist – 5 startup founders tell us how they would spend an extra R1 million in their businesses

Find out why marketing, tech and staff are the top areas that these entrepreneurs say they would spend the most money on

How we raised venture capital - what no one tells you about what happens next

This is how fintech startup, Zoona navigated their first big cash injection and are becoming a continental game-changer

9 surprisingly easy cost-cutting initiatives you can start implementing today

Ways to save money you might not have thought of

Enterprise supplier development in 2016 - What SMEs and corporates can expect

Talking procurement strategies, supply development and what needs to be done to get more SMEs contract-ready

How Grotech is helping individuals and companies invest in SA tech startups

High targeted returns and tax breaks for investors with appetite for risk

Comparing the costs of leasing versus buying

Loan, leasing, overdraft or buying on instalment? Here's how to make the right choice for your business

Silvertree to invest $10 million in African startups in 2016

Company announces 2015 was its strongest year since its launch

Questions cash-savvy entrepreneurs should always ask when buying equipment

Avoid the stress that comes with purchasing assets for your business by following this checklist

Start the year on the right note with these money lessons

What to do with your festive season profits and other financial advice for the year ahead and beyond

What to consider when choosing a point of sale solution for your business

PLUS 5 options ideal for SMEs

WeChat Africa launches R50 million seed fund for promising mobile startups

Investment to support local entrepreneurs and tech innovations

Retail sales continue to struggle

Despite competitive pricing, lower fuel prices and the respite from load-shedding, survey shows retail sales volumes have disappointed in the run-up to the festive season

How the interest rate hike will impact key sectors

3 experts breakdown the property, agriculture and franchising sectors

R20-million investment to support black emerging women farmers launched

"Women in maize" programme to provide access to finance and support

The big salary question

3 entrepreneurs on how they decided how much to pay themselves and finding a balance between their needs and the needs of the business

Could crowdfunding be the answer to your funding woes?

4 compelling reasons to crowdfund your next product idea

Should you lease or should you buy?

The 4 factors you should consider before making the decision

Answer these 4 difficult questions before you apply for funding

How preparation and honesty can help increase your chances with investors

The 7 things startups should not be afraid to spend money on

From marketing to market research - these areas where you should be investing in

New SME venture capital fund looks to invest up to R5 million in high-potential businesses

Awethu Project calling for entrepreneurs seeking financial and operational support to grow their enterprises

The dangers of too little and too much finance

3 reasons why it's important to get your financing strategy right

Bootstrapping? Here's how to get the most out of a tight budget

Strategies for maximising your startup's limited resources

R300 million green fund launched

Business Partners wants to help businesses capitalise on opportunities in the green economy

Entrepreneurs share the biggest money wasters for a startup

How to run a lean and efficient business

6 personal financial planning lessons for entrepreneurs

Top strategies to get you thinking about better ways to manage your finances

The funding conversation more SA entrepreneurs need to start having

Greater focus on support services and financial training needed

How the struggling economy affects your SME

FNB analyst Jason Muscat on the biggest risks the slump presents to SMEs, and how to protect your business

Managing overhead expenses has everything to do with your employees - this is why

How to deliver excellent customer service while keeping your expenses low

Silvertree invests over R20 million in consumer-focused tech companies

Group is investing in businesses driven by strong teams, executing simple and proven models

The 7 biggest finance mistakes made by entrepreneurs

Advice for separating business and personal expenses, pricing your time accurately, and how to deal with tax

3 important ways entrepreneurs should be using credit

Quick access to money can help you jump on opportunities faster and save you in an emergency

South Africans have mixed feelings about economic prospects

Report reveals that emerging markets are the most optimistic

What small and big business can do to effectively absorb current economic pressures

How the business sector can survive rising interest rates and other economic challenges

3 must-do's when dealing with investors

What you can do to build a happy and profitable relationship with an investor

Learn how this alternative funding solution can improve your cash flow

Increase your turnover, improve your working capital and your overall profitability

Meet our next Twitterview guest - Founder and CEO of Merchant Capital, Dov Girnun

A new and innovative solution for SA's SMEs struggling to access funding

Money-saving strategies for SMEs on a budget

Expert financial advice to get through tough times

Savings: The key to turning your startup into big business

How to select the right savings and investment product for your startup

What to do to get your business investor-ready

Improve your chances of getting funding with these 6 techniques

4 ways to improve your cash flow right now

Effective and sustainable ways to track the money coming in and out of your business

Why more SMEs need to make employee benefits a business priority

Survey looks at attitudes towards retirement savings, medical aid and funeral plans

Why SMEs must take advantage of interest rate reprieve

SMEs are advised to use the current rates to improve their management of debts

Find out why this investor thinks entreps' need support more than funds

Marc Van Olst believes young entrepreneurs need more than just financial contributions

SMEs hit the most by expected increase in interest rates

SME business owners advised to pay attention to warnings of interest rate hikes by the Reserve Bank

SMEasy gets venture capital financing

Grovest invests growth capital and management support into software solutions company

Business Partners wants to replicate successful business model in East Africa

Region's SMEs to receive US$6 million in funding and support

3 reasons why funding isn't your biggest problem

Why your biggest challenge is knowing exactly what you need financing for

3 funding truths every entrepreneur should know

Ideas to help maintain and grow your business

The type of SMEs SA needs to meet job creation target

Country needs 49 000 scalable SMEs to meet NDP target

Tourism programmes to support and transform the industry

Focus on ownership of tourism enterprises, skills development and suppliers

New tourism incentives to help SA gain competitive edge as a global destination

DTI to help SMEs gain access to new markets and customers

How much do you really know about your business' finances

Why you shouldn't outsource all your business' financial responsibility to your accountant

Programme to create black industrialists gets major boost

Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council to drive economic transformation

SME experts weigh in on Budget 2015

Why entrepreneurs are among the few South Africans to get some good news in this year's Budget

How the R3.5bn SME fund can benefit scale-up businesses

What the Budget 2015 can do for the economy beyond funding SMEs

Budget 2015 facts and figures

The numbers that SMEs should know

Closing the funding gap

Seminar to address the challenges entrepreneurs face

Want to secure funding? Tell a great story

How to get investors to buy into your startup

IBM wants to launch 500 tech startups in the next 10 years

Company makes R700 million contribution to broad-based black economic empowerment

Your guide to the Youth Fund

Everything you need to know about the R2.7-billion fund aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and tackling unemployment

Budget 2015 and SMEs

From the NDP, the small business ministry and tax issues, here are the issues business owners need to look out for

3 important ways the petrol price drop can benefit your SME

How the decrease will offer a much-needed breather

Three things businesses should look out for in Budget 2015

How the budget could impact SMES

Focus on the IDC's green energy fund

Loans for SMEs looking at alternative energy sources

A guide to the Small Enterprise Finance Agency SME loans

All you need to know about this billion rand fund

What you need to know about the tax incentive responsible for 270 000 jobs

How employers can benefit from the Employment Tax Incentive

All your Co-operatives Incentive Scheme FAQs answered

We look at how the Co-operative Incentive Scheme helps to develop this segment of small businesses

Get to know your tourism incentives

How the Tourism Support Programme supports the development of travel and hospitality enterprises
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