Funding Your Business

Practical tips, strategies, and advice to help you raise enough funds to start, grow or turn around your business.

7 Things To Consider Before Taking Money from an Investor or Bank

By |2021-11-09T17:15:32+01:00October 30th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

There comes a time when you need to raise additional money to support your business. You may need the funds to start a new business, or to grow, expand, or turn around an existing business. Raising external capital typically happens after you’ve exhausted all your personal funds – your savings, your credit card, or selling [...]

When And How To Get A Business Loan To Support Your Company

By |2021-11-09T17:10:43+01:00October 29th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

How to get a business loan to start a new company or grow an existing one? Many entrepreneurs I speak to are scared of taking out business loans. It’s either a bitter lesson from personal experience, or the horror stories they heard from friends, family, or a fellow business owner. But there’s a reason business [...]

6 Creative Ways To Raise Funds For A Business By Using Other People’s Money

By |2021-11-09T17:04:54+01:00October 28th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

You're about to learn about one of the most creative ways to raise funds for your business. It’s called “OPM”. And many of the world’s most successful companies love to use it. Coca-Cola uses it. ExxonMobil uses it. And many other multinationals love to use OPM. “OPM” means Other People’s Money. While many entrepreneurs and [...]

The Top 10 Questions Investors Ask Before Investing In Your Business

By |2021-11-09T16:57:49+01:00October 27th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

The competition for funding is fierce. There are thousands of smart entrepreneurs and business owners just like you who are looking for investors’ money. Every year, banks, venture capital, private equity, foundations, and all kinds of informal and institutional investors have to screen through dozens of candidates to make a decision about which businesses to [...]

How To Raise Funds (up to $500K or more) To Start, Grow Or Scale Your Business

By |2021-11-09T16:52:15+01:00October 7th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Want to learn how to raise funds in large amounts for a business or project? Maybe yours is a capital-intensive business, or you’re at that point in your company where you need a major infusion of capital to grow, expand or turn around the business. In my experience, when it comes to fundraising large amounts [...]

How To Get Business Loans From Banks To Grow And Expand Your Company

By |2021-11-09T16:45:35+01:00October 6th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Every successful entrepreneur is great at one important skill. They know how to use “leverage” to their advantage. They know how to use other people’s resources to support their business. And that’s why banks exist. Banks give you the unique opportunity to use “other people’s money” to grow and expand your business -- in exchange [...]

How to Find And Attract Grants For Your Business, Project or Cause

By |2021-11-09T16:28:38+01:00October 5th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Photo: A proud winner of the Anzisha grants sponsored by the African Leadership Academy. Raising money is one of the toughest obstacles for people who need to support their idea, business, or project. That’s why it’s such an exciting feeling when you win ‘free money’. If getting a bank loan is not an option for [...]

10 Guaranteed Ways To Raise Money for A Business (With Inspiring Examples)

By |2021-11-09T16:36:36+01:00October 4th, 2021|Funding Your Business, Get Inspired!|

Ways to raise money for a business? You’re about to learn 10 interesting and highly effective options you can start exploring today. Raising capital is probably the biggest obstacle many entrepreneurs face in starting or growing a business. According to research by CB Insights, up to 40% of start-ups and young businesses fail because they [...]

Get Funding! 100 Organisations That Give Money To Businesses and Projects in Africa

By |2021-10-26T22:15:06+01:00October 4th, 2021|Funding Your Business|

Are you looking for capital to start a new business or grow an existing business in Africa? Have you tried other alternative sources of funding but failed? Is capital the biggest obstacle standing between you and that idea, business, or project you’re so passionate about? These days, there are thousands of opportunities, organisations, funds, investors, [...]