Finding the right funder and being ready to apply – insights from Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind

There are some common challenges I’ve noticed when talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs who are looking for funding. These entrepreneurs range from those who have an idea and are trying to raise seed capital to start their business, to owners of high growth businesses who need expansion finance, and everyone in between. Irrespective of whether they are looking for a …

Venture Capital as a Means of Funding Your Medium to Long Term Working Capital Needs

Venture Capital can serve as medium to long term working capital financing option for start-ups and early-stage small businesses. However it is not necessarily a solution for well established businesses and listed entities. The finance option you choose for your medium to long term Working Capital funding will depend on the type of business you have and its current stage of …

Finance Challenges Impacting Entrepreneurs

Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind, talks about challenges impacting entrepreneurs. In South Africa, more than 80% of start-ups fail in their first year and of those who survive only half are still in business by year three – for a country that is relying on the small business sector to grow the economy this high failure rate is concerning and …