Advice: 2 Minutes with SA’s Top Entrepreneurs

Advice: 2 Minutes with SA’s Top Entrepreneurs

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Understanding the type of funding your business needs

Not all funding is created equal. Different types of funding vehicles are relevant to different types of businesses and stages within the life cycle of a business. In this episode of Telkom’s Business Insights series, experts Shawn Theunissen, Vusi Thembekwayo and Catherine Townshend clarify when and why early-phase, asset-based, equity and VC funding become applicable.

Start small, start practical

While your business dreams may be big, the start seldom is. In this episode of Telkom’s Business Insights series, social entrepreneur Yusuf Randera-Rees and Dragons’ Den SA investor Vusi Thembekwayo share their thoughts on taking a long-term view, starting small and building up momentum from there.

How an investor evaluates a business

In this episode of Telkom’s Business Insights series, Dragons’ Den SA investor Vusi Thembekwayo shares his insights on the disconnect between how emotionally-invested entrepreneurs evaluate their businesses versus the analytical, numbers-driven approach taken of most investors.

 

What makes a great business pitch?

In this episode of Telkom’s Business Insights series, three of the ‘Dragons’ from Dragons’ Den SA offer their top tips on what they look for in a business pitch. Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza and Vusi Thembekwayo highlight key areas that a business pitch must present to persuade investors that the business is both unique and scalable.

These successful entrepreneurs share insights into the basic fundamentals that a compelling business pitch must include; from presenting a viable business case and delivering a persuasive presentation to making investors believe that they have found the next game changer.

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