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.
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?
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.
Investors come in many shapes and sizes, as well as with various needs and intentions. Odds are you can find someone to help you with your financing needs if you cast your net wide enough.
Don’t kill your chances before you even start.
Although the Perfect Pitch Presentation structure hasn't changed, there is a way to liven your idea up to stand out.
Here’s some top tips for winning over investors in a limited space of time.
Three university students, Matthew Piper, Karidas Tshintsholo, and Tokologo Phetla, are proving you can launch an ambitious business with no capital in three months by leveraging networks and burning your ships. Here's how they launched their start-up: Student Investor.