Bootstrap Financing

Bootstrap Financing

Not all start-ups have the luxury or know-how to gain financial investment at the outset. Most often, newbie entrepreneurs will need to fund the business from their own pockets and resources — this is called bootstrapping.

Bootstrapping does require a full confidence in your own passion with no investors to lean on or blame. But isn't that why you signed up to be an entrepreneur in the first place?

What is the right way to fund your new start-up? Should you bootstrap or chase some outside funding? Outside funding might be tempting, but it might not be the right way to go.

The chances of receiving funding is very slim, so if you are serious you are going to have to dip into your own pockets.

Despite having no access to funding, Zimkhitha Mqutheni has turned her passion to profit and built the growing Ukhanyiso Communications.

Bootstrapping success through the right products, partners and marketing strategies.

Who needs funding? Here’s how you can launch a successful company without cash in the bank.

You can bootstrap your business at any phase, not just as a start-up.
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It's practically the stuff of start-up lore at this point.

We all know that banks are less keen to lend money to SMEs than they used to be, so you need to keep every avenue open – including personal loans.

Start-up lessons from a group of ’treps who had no cash, but created a movie anyway by leveraging great synergies, using their networks and calling in favours.

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Sometimes, it’s actually better to start with less money than pots of it.

Local entrepreneur gets his business off the ground with a screwdriver and some creativity.

In his latest book, star of the BBC’s The Apprentice, Alan Sugar offers business owners a no-holds barred reality check. Here’s his take on approaching banks for money.

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Start-up funding is hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean you can't access cash. Here are a few tips to get you started.

One of the biggest challenges facing start-ups is getting funding, but a little creativity can get you and your business off the ground sooner than imagined.

Tim Berry talks about starting a business and how you can bootstrap it all on your own.


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