8 Startup Funding Mistakes To Avoid As Far As Possible

Startup companies are faced with many challenges, and one of these are securing funding. Securing and managing funding can be one of the most exciting – and nerve wracking – parts of being an entrepreneur. Often, the financial and legal implications may seem overwhelming. But don’t be afraid. You don’t need to be a lawyer

Funding Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs Seeking Startup Capital

Funding a new business is part and parcel of an entrepreneur’s journey. You have a great business venture idea (or at least you’ve been told by family and friends that you have a great idea) and you are now raising startup capital but why, oh why is it that nobody wants to invest in your

Do You Really Need A Business Plan Consultant?

Starting a New Business? Need a Business Plan? Then listen to this practical advice to entrepreneurs on ‘Everything to do with Business Plans’. Dr. Thommie Burger (Founder of JTB Consulting (Just in Time Business Consulting) interviewed. The interview was conducted by the University of Pretoria’s TUKS FM 107.2 during its Business Platform Show on 21

Fear of Rejection…Following Up With Prospective Clients (Without Being Annoying)

Fear of rejection is something that is faced by sales people and entrepreneurs alike. Following up with prospective clients is one of the most important activities of small business owners. Entrepreneurs constantly put themselves out there, and no one is safe from the fear of rejection. They’re afraid the prospect is going to tell them, “Go

Valuations Of Start-Up Companies (Volume 2)

Valuations of start-up companies, we’ve seen in the previous blog article, is an extremely complex but important aspect of the funding/investment application process. In our previous blog, we focused on the first 5 questions of 25 critical questions to answer that will help you understand what the investor is thinking when it comes to valuing your start-up

Valuing your Start-up Company

Valuing Your Start-Up Company (Volume 1)

Valuing your Start-Up Company is a difficult exercise and not an exact science whatsoever; in fact, if you ask 10 different funders to value the company, each one of them will in all probability come up with a different value. Following is a synopsis of factors to consider when Valuing your Start-Up Company before any Revenue

Planning The Basics Of Your Business (Part 2)

Planning to start a new business may involve hiring individuals that can share and execute your vision. When it comes to your business you must think of the positions you need – just like any other business. You may need positions such as a manager, a bookkeeper, a cleaner, an assistant, a driver, a receptionist,

Planning The Basics Of Your New Business (Part 1)

Planning to start a new business will involve spending money. Sometimes a lot of it. Now you’re planning to spend money. You’re planning all the material goods you may possibly need – from a pencil to your premises – and everything in between. This is the time to be conservative…and smart! Start-up expenses for a

Business Consultant: How To Become One In SA

Are You A Business Consultant That Have Specialised Skills You Can Use? One of the most important aspects to consider when you want to become a Business Consultant, and in particular, a Consultancy that specialises in offering Company Registration and Related Services to clients is to appreciate the fact that the industry is very competitive.

Is Your Business Idea Feasible?

Feasible or not! Feasibility; an important component that so many new entrepreneurs fail to consider. Before you get to the stage of starting your own business, and opening your doors for the first time, there are two vital aspects that most individuals find very difficult; firstly, getting a new business idea and determining whether this new

Brand Development For SMEs – Volume 2

In continuing our segment on Brand Development and ‘How You Will Be Communicating With Your Customers And Build Your Brand’, we take a look this week at more components (which is free to implement in most cases) that you can include as part of your engagement with potential customers: Read More: Advertising for Small Businesses A Photographic Library of professionally