Category: Funding

Fixated on funding

We were working with a talented, amazing entrepreneur in the township. He found an opportunity in the local community, started the business in 2015 and grew a loyal customer base over time. By 2021, he had completed several SMME development programmes, garnered media attention and was poised to grow the business further. Yet the business

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Funders and entrepreneurs

Throughout the life of a business, an entrepreneur experiences the pain of access to finance. From the time they have a business idea, to starting out on the path and later growing the business, securing finance is a struggle. From experience, working with funders and entrepreneurs, there is a massive disconnect between them in practice. In

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Avoid this funding trap

  Are you searching for funding at slightest chance? Have you reached a point where you will accept any funder for your business idea? Are you in the process of applying for funding? Stop!  You could be falling for a funding trap Background In August 2013, Telkom launched the Mega Challenge at the Innovation Summit.

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