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Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneurs

The LaunchLab Idea's Pitching Den, an innocuous platform for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and stand a chance of winning their share of R50,000, is held bi-annually at participating campuses in the Western Cape, namely SU, UWC and UCT...

14 Apr 2015 15:30

SA, Zim talk trade

The South Africa-Zimbabwe Business Forum has emphasised the importance of intra-Africa trade to drive stronger economies that benefit the citizens of the continent...

10 Apr 2015 10:26

Government appears to be listening; SMEs encouraged to keep engaging with the State in 2015

The 2015 Budget revealed a serious commitment from the state to growing small businesses - in this climate of constructive reform; SAICA's second SME survey could encourage the Department for Small Business Development (DSBD) to institute even more effective changes...

31 Mar 2015 11:13

Funding Fair aims to connect entrepreneurs with investors

Government recently announced that it spent a total of R45m this financial year through various entrepreneurship programmes in the Western Cape to assist new business development with access to finance...

13 Mar 2015 12:06

Nedbank acquires 32.9% of GloCell

Nedbank Capital and GloCell have concluded a private equity transaction in which Nedbank Capital Private Equity will acquire a 32.9% stake in the cellular airtime reseller and telecommunications business...

19 Feb 2015 12:58

Banks can lend on tribal land if there is will to do it

How are banks expected to fund farming activities on land that has no title deeds and is under traditional authority?

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 14 Jan 2015 06:30

An agribusiness giant rises

PSG-controlled agribusiness conglomerate Zeder Investments recently concluded the largest transaction in its existence, boosting its investments in agriculture to more than R10 billion and proving the company's positive outlook on the industry. Jaco Visser interviewed CEO Norman Celliers...

By Jaco Visser 29 Dec 2014 08:00

Attacq closes successful R640m capital raise

Attacq successfully closed a R640 million capital raise on Tuesday, 9 December. The JSE-listed capital growth fund invested in a portfolio of income-generating commercial real estate assets and a value-creating pipeline of property developments...

11 Dec 2014 10:55

Investec invests in TBP's future plans for small business and entrepreneurs

Recognising the importance of entrepreneurial activity in stimulating the country's economy, Investec has donated 58 Marshall Street to The Business Place to help facilitate its future plans...

11 Nov 2014 13:40

Alternatives to bank loans for financing small enterprises

If you're a South African entrepreneur or small business owner looking for financing to start or expand a business, you have probably become accustomed to banks and venture capital firms slamming the door in your face.

By Steven Cohen 31 Oct 2014 08:38

Family-owned businesses struggle to find financing

Although family businesses are responsible for 70% of global GDP, 58% of these businesses say they are currently seeking external financing to fund their investment plans, but their fundraising options are limited.

11 Sep 2014 09:01

Entrepreneurs need assistance to access funding

The latest findings by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) South Africa Report have indicated that approximately 30% of South Africa's entrepreneurial businesses shut their doors in 2013 due to difficulties in accessing the funding they needed.

8 Sep 2014 13:02

Ministry of Small Business Development must encourage growth

The creation of the Ministry of Small Business Development will bring a targeted and dedicated focus to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in tackling the challenges faced and capitalising on opportunities available towards job creation and economic growth.

13 Jun 2014 08:54

Tell the new Minister of Small Business Development what small business needs

The creation of a Small Business Development Ministry under Lindiwe Zulu has received a positive response.

By Brett Bowes 5 Jun 2014 11:50

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