From the Sharks’ mouths: Why scale and traction will improve your chances of getting funded
It’s a well-known fact that only a very small percentage of start-ups receive early-stage funding. So what sets this minority apart? What makes them investable? We chat to the Sharks to find out what makes them want to give an entrepreneur their cash.
Francois Otto, Head of Corporate Finance, and Bongani Ntuli, Corporate Finance Transactor, at Sasfin Capital on attracting investors.
For an intrepid entrepreneur, the prospect of external funding can seem almost too good to be true. But how realistic is a search for funding? And are you even ready to start looking for it?
When approaching a funder there are two key factors to consider: What type of funding suits my business and growth plans, and which specific fund’s mandate does my business suit?
If you want your business pitch to investors to succeed, read these four tips on how to pitch an investor effectively.
Starting a business is an exciting opportunity but it can be daunting at the same time especially when funding from an outside source is required. While there are a number of funding sources available, the kind of business you have will determine the kind of funds you’re eligible for.
There are many different ways to get funding for an SME, each with its own set of requirements and obligations. Learn what your options are in order to decide which kind of SME funding suits you best.
Your business success rests on your ability to make sales. You’re making appointments, but are you converting those leads into deals?
Knowing how to write a funding proposal properly can make or break your business idea before it even gets off the ground.
Securing the right investors, at very specific points in the lifecycle of your business, can ultimately make or break your entrepreneurial journey.
You don't need a lot of slides, but the ones you do have must concise and compelling.
Entrepreneurs highlight raising funds as one of the key challenges they face in their businesses and many are unaware that there are a number of formal funding vehicles available to them.
Know someone who should take that entrepreneurial leap? Thinking of lending them a few bucks? Think again! By doing that - you might be a credit provider.
Finding funding for start-up success
Tips to perfect your pitch.
Seed funding, angel investors or venture capital? Which one is right for you?
Here are some tips based on my experience.
Organisations like the Branson Centre exist to help you succeed. We chat to its CEO, Jane Rankin, to learn how they can help you.
Whether you’re after bank loans, venture capital, angel investors, crowd sourcing or other creative ways to fund your business, look no further.