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Best Unsecured Business Loans for Restaurants
June 18, 2024

Astonishing speed, agile reaction times, and the ability to deliver just the right amount of spice (have you seen our billboards?) — these are the top qualities that Bridgement shares with most chefs. Because we know that the best unsecured business loans for restaurants are those that can be approved faster than it takes to…

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Small Business Funding Options for Solar Energy Solutions
June 04, 2024

Although the government has adopted an optimistic stance on the future of load shedding in South Africa, there are plenty of good reasons why local SMEs should still consider investing in solar energy solutions. But investing in alternative energy is costly; so, what are the small business funding options for solar energy solutions?   Can businesses…

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Your 2024 Guide to Cash Flow Funding
May 02, 2024

“Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the lifeblood of business,” was Sir Richard Branson’s sage advice to business owners. In his 2006 book, Screw It, Let’s Do It he also warns that “Long-term success will never come if profit is the only aim.” Somewhat ironically for a business magnate and billionaire,…

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The 2024 Guide to Preparing Your Business for Financing
April 16, 2024

Whether your business is a humble start-up or nearing unicorn status, you will inevitably need financing at one point or another to achieve the next stage of your growth.  If you want to take your business to the next level by purchasing new equipment, expanding your team, or even leasing new premises, here’s the inside…

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The Best Business Line of Credit for South African SMEs
October 03, 2023

Hey, we get it – alternative funding represents many opportunities for efficient and accessible financing solutions, which is great. But that’s just the thing – there are many of them. From invoice financing to bridging loans to securing a business line of credit, it can be tough to discern which option is best for your…

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Business Finance Solutions to Prepare You for Q4
September 26, 2023

Spring has just sprung, which means that it’s time to put on the Boney M. Christmas album and light the Hanukiah. We’re only half kidding – it’s never too early to prepare for the last quarter of the year, especially as this is often the busiest time of year for businesses from diverse industries. Holiday…

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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 Loans for Women Who Mean Business
August 07, 2023

In light of Women’s Month 2023, we’re spotlighting the hardest-working entrepreneurs on the continent: women. Even though women are significant contributors to the economic engines of many African countries, business loans for women are especially difficult to access.  Why?  Socioeconomic factors like low rates of financial literacy and less established networks certainly play a role…

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