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Why Debt Financing Companies is Better Than Giving Up Equity
September 06, 2023

We’re going to come right out and say it – in most cases, debt financing companies is better than giving up equity in order to fund them.  Why? Debt is cheaper, and it doesn’t erode the control you have over your company (and, therefore, your life).  Equity financing is not the ideal fit for an…

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Business Advice | Blog | Business Loans
Small Business Financing Options for Time-Strapped SMEs
August 22, 2023

What do a 2008 pop collaboration between Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland and South African SMEs have in common? Well, only one of these parties is looking for small business financing options. But all of them are pressed for time. Some might say that they have only four minutes to save the world.  If that…

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How To Secure Working Capital Without Business Collateral
July 20, 2023

Business funding is a bit of a Catch-22. SMEs need funding to purchase assets and grow the business, but most funding institutions require business collateral (i.e. assets) to secure a loan. In short: in order to procure assets, you need to pledge assets.   When your business is more established, this is less of a problem….

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The ultimate guide to getting a small business loan
June 05, 2023

Here’s the deal: running a business is difficult. We know we’re preaching to the choir when we say that small business owners have their work cut out for them. Cash flow challenges and operational costs can leave you turning your pockets out in search of enough spare change to fund expansion. That’s why we’ve written…

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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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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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Business Advice | Blog
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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Master finance in business with these top tax tips
February 13, 2023

The conclusion of the 2023 tax year is fast approaching and tax season is upon us. With this in mind, we’re sharing a helpful guide on how to navigate tax like a pro. This is by no means an exhaustive guide to tax – you’re better off engaging the services of an accountant or a…

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