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Bridgement + The Slow Fund: Meet Simphiwe Mkhize, the first winner of a R20K interest-free business loan
June 07, 2021

In partnership with the Slow Fund, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Simphiwe Mkhize, founder of Simmy Bakes, is the first of four entrepreneurs to win a R20 000 interest-free, fee-free business loan from Bridgement.  Simmy Bakes Financial analyst Simphiwe Mkhize lost her job in 2018 after working in finance for eight years. As a…

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Bridgement + The Slow Fund: We’re Giving Four Entrepreneurs a R20k Interest-Free Loan
April 06, 2021

The Slow Fund is an initiative started by South African entrepreneur and author Nic Haralambous. It exists to help budding entrepreneurs launch their small businesses, by giving away R1000 to one passionate human every day for a year to cover initial start-up costs or provide a cash injection. As a company that is passionate about…

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Covid-preneurs – When challenge breeds creativity
March 09, 2021

2020, a year that can be considered the most turbulent for businesses in recent history, has taught us many things; one of them being that your options aren’t necessarily limited to sink or swim – you can pivot.   While it’s certainly a challenge for many to evolve in such trying times, it’s not impossible…

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Bridgement NSBC award for top small business funder in South Africa
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Winners of the 2020 South African Small Business Awards announced
November 20, 2020

Ending off its 12th successive year, the NSBC in association with World Famous Events has announced at a virtual gala event for South Africa’s Top 20 Finalists, Special Award Winners and the Main Category Award Winners for the 2020 South African Small Business Awards. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all…

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The Current Economic Environment and its Impact on SMEs Q4 2020
November 09, 2020

The US elections have captured everyone’s attention recently, and the only good thing to come out of this all-consuming reality TV show? The Rand strengthening.  Everyone knows that there are two sides to every story, and often it’s hard to appreciate the good without seeing the bad. Us South African’s definitely know a thing or…

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The State of Fintech and SMEs in South Africa – 2020
September 04, 2019

Bridgement cofounder, Daniel Goldberg, gave the keynote talk at the Sage Accountants Breakfast Sessions held in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein in August 2019. He spoke widely about the role of FinTech (Financial Technology) in the life-cycle of SMEs. Many important topics were covered, including: The impact of late payments,  Access to business funding, What…

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