Venture Central – a Digital Home for South Africa’s Entrepreneurs

South Africa’s entrepreneurs need a home – a centralised national portal that aggregates all the resources. This is Simodisa’s new Venture Central. Now more than ever has there been a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship, its impact and its ability to contribute significantly towards creating jobs and growing our economy.  However, the current South African entrepreneurship ecosystem is facing significant challenges. …

Elon Musk: Taking Risks and Changing the Status Quo

By Darlene Menzies, CEO Finfind I just listened to a thought-provoking and encouraging interview with Elon Musk. Short video clips are my favourite way of consuming information. I’m sure there are differing views about Elon, there usually are when it comes to pioneers, disruptors, radical thinkers, paradigm shifters, revolutionaries – those who challenge and change the status quo. Whatever your …

Panel of Entrepreneurs Inspires SME’s at #StartupGrind Durban

#Startupgrind Durban hosted a Panel Discussion at the Pavillion Hotel for its third anniversary.  Last night the panel of entrepreneurs featured Justin Clarke (Private Property), Aisha Pandor (SweepSouth), Darlene Menzies (FinFind) and Ramsay Daly (iKhokha). “Serve a global problem” to make good money with your start up, says Darlene Menzies of @finfindeasy. @StartupGrindDBN #start_dbn — conciergi (@conciergi) April 18, 2018 …

Staying Afloat when Cash is Tight in your Business

The bad news in the SME market in 2016 was that 67% of small businesses that closed in South Africa did so for financial reasons. This is a far more pressing problem for local entrepreneurs compared to their regional counterparts, with 50% more South African entrepreneurs discontinuing their businesses due to a lack of access to finance compared to the …