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Blog | Invoice Financing
Small business invoice factoring vs financing: which one is for you?
April 19, 2023

Small business invoice factoring and debt financing are two different things – we know, it’s confusing. But we’re here to simplify things for you. We’ll get into the specifics in a short while, but here’s what you need to know right off the bat: under the right conditions, these short-term business financing models can be…

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Blog | Business Advice
Quick small business loans: how to avoid scams
April 17, 2023

One of the biggest and most consistent challenges faced by South African SMEs is securing quick small business loans. Because cash flow represents the lifeblood of SMEs at this stage of growth, speed is of the essence – specifically, a mode of speed that is not possible at the institutional pace of most traditional lenders….

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Blog | Business Loans
The 2023 guide to: how to qualify for a business loan in South Africa
April 11, 2023

Whether business owners are at the beginning or in the middle of their journey as an SME, one challenge remains constant: access to business funding. As a result, business leaders are always vigilantly looking out for financial solutions, and they normally begin by investigating how to qualify for a business loan in South Africa.  We’ll…

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Blog | Business Loans
Alternative funding for business: revolving credit
March 27, 2023

Given just how cumbersome and slow traditional funding channels can be, more and more SMEs are researching alternative funding for business. And why wouldn’t they? If the Minister of Finance’s budget speech and the President’s State of the Nation Address told us anything this past month, it was that South African SMEs are the engines…

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The role of accountants in SME funding
March 22, 2023

If you read our heroic article about why it’s high time that we recognised the very essential (and very cool) role that accountants and business advisors have to play in their organisations, you might think that we’re harbouring an agenda to MAGA (Make Accounting Great Again, obviously). And you’d be right.  All jokes and perfectly…

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Blog | Business Advice
Looking to the future with cash flow forecasting
March 16, 2023

Chances are when you woke up this morning, you consulted your phone for a few insightful metrics on the weather, the stock market, and the load shedding schedule (boo). Using past patterns to give shape to the future is part and parcel of preparing for every single day – deciding which coat to put on,…

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Blog | Business Advice
Unexpected business finance solutions: Why debt > equity
March 01, 2023

When you’re in charge of a young business – or if you’re advising somebody who is – you’ll always be on the lookout for business finance solutions. In the leafy undergrowth of the business world, many young enterprises are striving for a beam of heavenly sunlight (read: funding) from a benevolent celestial overlord (read: angel…

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Accountants, are you the best financing partner you could be?
February 28, 2023

If you’ll bear with us for a moment, we’re getting on our soapbox about something that just isn’t sitting right with us. It’s a travesty, really. You already know, of course, what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the misalignment of accountants and other business advisors in the popular imagination.  When did we settle for…

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