Crowdfunding has been sensationalised as an easy way to get discovered and raise capital for novel ideas, but it’s not nearly that straightforward.
SEDA and SEFA have confusingly similar names and mandates, but only one of them is worth approaching if you need growth capital.
Raising a substantial amount of capital for a brand new company with no track record may seem impossible, but it’s doable with the right approach.
Lack of urgency, obvious financial weaknesses, and suspicious accounting are common red flags when trying to raise business funding.
National Treasury’s latest economic policy includes small business funding measures that threaten to deplete much-needed finance for growing SMEs.