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Why VCs struggle to invest in SMEs!

Size does count! The ability of a business to withstand blows is largely linked to its size and momentum. Size suggests momentum, skills, resources, customers, retained income, cashflow and all the things that suggest safety and low risk.

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Why VCs struggle to invest in SMEs!

Why VCs struggle to invest in SMEs!

Size does count! The ability of a business to withstand blows is largely linked to its size and momentum. Size suggests momentum,...

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SME funding stages through the business growth lifecycle!

SME funding stages through the business growth lifecycle!

Business grows through a lifecycle, much like we as people grow through life stages. The business growth lifecycle has five...

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When will your investment Rands turn into BEE points?

When will your investment Rands turn into BEE points?

Investing in an ESD SME portfolio offers extensive benefits. Getting it done right requires a number of hurdles to be overcome....

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How to create SME portfolios when managing risk and return?

How to create SME portfolios when managing risk and return?

The idea of creating a flagship, ESD SME portfolio in response to the BEE codes is appealing indeed. A single strategy, adopted...

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SME funding options in terms of the BEE codes?

SME funding options in terms of the BEE codes?

Allocating a portion of your ESD budge to funding SME’s offers a number of benefits from earning points within the period...

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What do you look for when investing into a business with an annual turnover below R50m?

What do you look for when investing into a business with an annual turnover below R50m?

Investing in a small-medium enterprise (SME) is a tricky business. Getting this right means getting the focus of your evaluation...

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