Finding finance

SMMEs CAN get funding

“How’s business?” I asked.  “Fine” he smiled.  “Is it profitable?”  “I think so: I’ve still got some money at the end of the month.” Some small business owners know where every cent is coming from and going to.  Others just don’t have a clue.  Which means that they have no idea if their business is …

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Built to Last or Built to Exit?

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1506628970345{border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]“I’ve registered a company with the CIPC and a consultant helped me draw up a business plan.  Can you help me with funding?”  This question was asked by a wannabe business-owner at FundEx who didn’t know how much she needed or even what she needed it for.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1506629193401{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: …

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Running on Empty – do you need funding?

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1503930738310{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Their email opens with the standard knee-jerk response: “It sounds interesting.  I must state upfront though that we are unable to provide any funding for this project…” That’s understandable.  South Africa is the only country In the world currently in a recession.  Our GDP growth rate was actually …

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What investors want to hear

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″ css=”.vc_custom_1472462364125{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text] I met Justin Stanford at a SAVCA (venture capital and private equity association) event in Cape Town.  Everyone else was dressed smartly as befits big money.  Justin wore fashionably torn jeans.  And he was the guest speaker. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1472464452312{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px …

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