Everything you’ve ever Wanted to Know About SA’s Funding Landscape – Who is Getting it, how Much and Where from

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The report provides insights into the supply and demand for SMME funding, and profiles the SMMEs seeking finance; by geographic location, turnover, age of business, sector, job creation, financial need and amount of finance required. It also profiles the funders and finance products, and then looks at how the supply and demand compare. Here are some highlights from their findings: …

Bridging SMME funding gap to fire up innovation

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Kathy Gibson reports from Sandton – While SMMEs lament the lack of funds available to them, investors battle to find investable SMMEs, creating a vicious cycle that results in a dire shortage of new small businesses and the resultant innovation they bring. The newly-released South African SMME Access to Finance Report seeks to uncover the real reasons for poor SMME …

SMMEs key to SA job creation

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Kathy Gibson reports from Sandton – Who is creating the new jobs that are so desperately needed in South Africa? It turns out that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are great job creators, says Paul Smith, CEO of small business research consultancy Igniter. A new FinFind report shows that the average medium size business employs 27 people, creating between 1-million …

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