Top 10 Ways To Promote Your New Restaurant

New restaurants are popping up with every new shopping mall and suburban ‘trendy’ hangout spots and are all contending for the same customers. How do you then ensure that the customers are walking into your dining establishment and not the competitors? We have all seen empty restaurants while another one on the same street is

Speciality Agriculture

BUSINESS TYPE Crocodile Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Crocodile Meat and Skins
  • Leather Goods
  • Luxury Goods and Retail

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa, Europe, Japan, Far East

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Investor Funding Proposal
  • Acquisition of Business by a BBBEE Consortium
  • Grant Funding Application to the Department of Trade and Industry

LOAN AMOUNT R75 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Crocodile farming is not a new concept. There are two big buyers of crocodile skins in South Africa. The first manufacture products such as handbags and shoes and the other exports the skins to International markets, to clients such as Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. It’s a niche market and fewer than 10% of skins manufactured in South Africa are sold here. Wet skins are sold abroad. Roughly 90% are absorbed by fashion houses in Europe and Japan, and the lower grades end up in the Far East. There is great demand for Nile crocodile skin, although the industry is highly susceptible to changes in the economy. The Company is an established and successful commercial Crocodile Farm based in South Africa. From the purchasing of the land and inception of the farm in 1997 to its present operational status, the current Shareholder has more than 18 years’ experience in the industry.

Speciality Financial Services

BUSINESS TYPE Credit Bureau

STAGE OF BUSINESS Early Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Consumer Credit
  • Financial Services

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Start-Up Strategy and Planned Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R15 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Company is a Fully-Fledged Credit Bureau in the broadest sense of the word. They provide bespoke Credit Bureau Products and Services to Consumers, SMEs, Government Institutions, and Large Banks, Retailers, Telecommunications Providers as well as Private Organisations.  As a newly established organisation, obtaining a permanent place in the local Credit Bureau industry is their primary goal. The Company’s vision is to acquire national renown with the next three to five years. The organisation’s management team has direct knowledge of the industry, extensive management experience, and professional administration skills.

Contact Centre

BUSINESS TYPE Telemarketing and Business-to-Consumer Call Centre

STAGE OF BUSINESS Early Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Telemarketing
  • Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion
  • Contact Centre

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Start-Up Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R10 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Founder has brought together a highly-respected group of marketing, development, and telemarketing specialists who, combined, have a total of 40 years of experience in this industry. The company has a limited number of private investors and does not plan to go public. The company has its main offices in Pretoria. It is the mission of the organisation to provide comprehensive telemarketing consultation and creation of telemarketing campaigns for its clients. It is their long-term goal to become the preferred business-to-business telemarketing agency in Gauteng.

Shared Travel and Tourism Economy

BUSINESS TYPE Online Peer-to-Peer Travel

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • E-Commerce
  • M-Commerce
  • Shared Economy

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Investor Funding Proposal
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Start-Up Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R3.5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Company will be providing Local South Africans the opportunity to share their lives and activities with international and regional travellers while making extra money doing it. The Company will provide an online platform where locals, i.e. ‘The Hosts’, show off their talent, skills and hobbies to travellers. The platform will match hosts and travellers based on their profile, interest and activity. An opportunity exists because the tourism industry is changing, people are no longer tourists, they’re travellers and travellers love to explore, they want to learn and discover unique things. This Peer-to-Peer, Shared Economy, Online Business Model has hit the world by storm with companies like Airbnb, Uber and Couchsurfing, showing phenomenal growth in only a few years. People want to know how other people live, go behind the scenes and visit places tourists do not usually see.

Agriculture Management

BUSINESS TYPE Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) Production and Distribution

STAGE OF BUSINESS Early Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Tagasaste Farming
  • Tagasaste Distribution and Export
  • Animal Feed (Fodder)

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY Kenya, Senegal, United Arab Emirates

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Investor Funding Proposal
  • Establishment and Expansion of Farming Operations in various African Countries
  • Proposal to the Department of Agriculture and Foreign Aid Agencies as to the Viability of the Business Venture
  • Market Research Study into Tagasaste Farming and Export Potential
  • Set-Up of a Production Plant for Producing Tagasaste Pellets

LOAN AMOUNT US$5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Company is a Speciality Agricultural Management Company in the broadest sense of the word. They produce and market Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) Crops and Pellets to target market customers within the Animal Feed (Fodder) markets situated in the Middle East and Africa. As a Livestock Feed Company, obtaining a permanent place in the Tagasaste Value Chain is their primary goal. They see it as their main mission to provide high quality Crop and Pellets at market-related prices to the identified target markets. To address both the markets, the Company plans to grow its own Fodder (Tagasaste, as an alternative to Alfalfa) in various countries, and at the same time introduce the crop to small holder and pastoralist livestock owners to grow for their own use and for sale as a cash crop to the Company. The Company will use its own production as well as the excess production from smallholders and process it into fortified pellets that can be exported or indeed sold locally to commercial livestock holders.

Law and Legal Consulting

BUSINESS TYPE Private Law Practice

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Patents and Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Cyber Crime
  • Financial Crime

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Investor Funding Proposal
  • Market Research Study into Cyber Crime, Intellectual Property Law, and Information Technology Growth across the African Continent

LOAN AMOUNT R40 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Company is a Boutique Law Firm in the broadest sense of the word. They specialise in providing Advisory and Consulting Services on Intellectual Property- and ICT Law to the SME market. As a start-up organisation, obtaining a permanent place in the Legal Industry is their primary goal. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of any economy. Entrepreneurs with new innovative products and solutions always look to protect their innovations, product names, and even trade via e-commerce whilst adhering to international regulations and best practices. But, new companies and entrepreneurs do not always have the financial means to afford the fees of large, multinational lawyers. Moreover, legal advice and consultation on Intellectual Property Laws, ICT Regulations and related subject matters are not always easily accessible by entrepreneurs. Having access to reliable, timely, and cost-effective advice is of utmost importance to SMEs and entrepreneurs. The Company is a newly established, full-service Intellectual Property- and ICT Boutique Law Firm. As a 100% Black-Owned Organisation, the Founder has extensive experience in the fields of Intellectual Property, Patents, and related matters. This experience is further complemented by 15 years’ IT experience in the Financial Services Sector with specialisation in Financial Crime Control.

Primary and Secondary Education

BUSINESS TYPE Private School

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Basic Education

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Expansion of Operations due to Growth in Prospective Students Wishing to Attend the School
  • Market Research Study into the Education Market, Geography in which the School Operates as well as Changing Demographics due to Growth of Region

LOAN AMOUNT R20.5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The business, being an educational institution, provides quality private education at affordable fees for learners in the ECD, Foundation, Intermediate, Senior and FET phases of basic education. In each of the phases of education, the school offers excellent education through its highly-skilled, motivated and performance-driven staff. The school offers learner-centered education focusing on the creativity of the child ensuring that the child is able to apply the knowledge gained through the teaching-learning process in new situations.

Information Technology

BUSINESS TYPE Distribution and Reseller

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Software as a Server (SaaS)
  • Telecommunications
  • Cloud Technology
  • IT Hardware and Software

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Expansion of Operations due to Pipeline Work Secured

LOAN AMOUNT R1.5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Company provides a broad portfolio of information technology solutions and business process to its clients. Their core portfolio comprises Microsoft Volume Licensing, Software Asset Management, Infrastructure Consulting Services as well as other software licensing within the information-technology. The team is experienced in providing high quality solutions to clients in diverse business areas. The Company’s primary objective is to become a preferable 100% Black-Owned managed services partner for small and medium businesses, corporates, colleges and schools within South Africa. Further focus will be on driving compliance as well as technology readiness into schools through Microsoft Cloud Technology.

Plastic Container Manufacturing

BUSINESS TYPE Manufacturing

STAGE OF BUSINESS Start-Up

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Mining
  • Polymer
  • Medical Waste
  • Cosmetics
  • General Waste

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Start-Up Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R35 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The primary objective of the Shareholders is to bring sustainability to the Polymer Industry and Plastic Injection Moulding. The intention is to move away from fossil-based plastic to “bioplastic” and “air-carbon” industries as an addition to recycled plastic. The Shareholders bring with them experience in hazardous materials and waste management handling.