Masisizane Fund Loan Financing

The Masisizane Fund offers tailored integrated and flexible financial and non-financial solutions including financial education, capacity development and mentoring support.  We take time to fully understand each enterprise needs, challenges and characteristics.

The understanding and the partnership we create add value and offer innovative enterprise models aimed at ensuring long-term enterprise growth, sustainability and development impact. (more…)

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SEDA Small Enterprise Development Agency

SEDA Small Enterprise Development Agency was established in December 2004 as an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry, the dti. The establishment was done by merging three organisations; Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency, National Manufacturing Advisory Centre (NAMAC) and the Community Public Private Partnership Programme (CPPP). The GODISA Trust and the Technology Programmes were integrated into seda in April 2006, becoming Seda Technology Programme (Stp). (more…)

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SEFA Business Finance Option

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd commonly known as sefa business finance was established on 1st April 2012 as a result of the merger of South African Micro Apex Fund, Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd and the small business activities of IDC.

sefa’s mandate is to foster the establishment, survival and growth of SMMEs and contribute towards poverty alleviation and job creation. sefa has a regional footprint of 9 offices around the country. (more…)

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A Jumping Castle Business can be Profitable

Although a jumping castle business opportunity can no longer be started with R5000 but there are ways and means to get around it.¬†Initial Jumping Castle Investment could be as high as R7,000. I recently saw a Gumtree classified ad where the owner wanted to hire her jumping castle for R2500 per month to another jumping castle business for them to generate an income. All she wanted was the guaranteed R2500 per month. Another alternative to buying a new jumping castle is to buy second hand, there are many jumping castles for sale on Gumtree too. Do your homework and don’t part with your hard earned money too quickly. (more…)

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Drawing Up A Business Plan

The number of great concepts that have not been transformed into profitable concerns is quite scary. More often than not, the entrepreneurs in question are extremely hard working and dedicated, but have failed to secure much needed investment of capital, be it financial or intellectual. A well-prepared Business Plan will not only open doors for you at financial institutions but will also attract other potential stakeholders.

The following is a guide to drawing up an Effective Business Plan, to be used as a framework for your concept, but still requires an expert’s opinion before making any submissions (more…)

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Twitter Best tips to help SMEs flourish this Christmas

Organizations on Twitter this Christmas season are in simply the ideal place to interface with customers who are choosing what to purchase. Another study rising up out of a joint exertion between Twitter and think-tank Millward Brown, found that more than half of Twitter clients are straightforwardly impacted by substance on Twitter when making a buying choice.

It found that, for private companies, Twitter is basic for one reason most importantly others: it drives deals. The million dollar question is by what means can private ventures cut through the clamor to ensure they’re taken note of? Keeping that in mind, Twitter gave a few tips to organizations to make the most of the open door this Christmas: (more…)

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Make A Money Mountain Out Of A Penny Molehill

Generating a high return from a small investment means big profits. This simple formula is what most savvy entrepreneurs dream of. Imagine if you knew the secret to this equation and could repeat if time after time. Read on and I’ll show you exactly how.

You may or may not have heard of “The Secret”. This was a movie (kind of) that was based on a book called ‘The Science Of Getting Rich’. A clever woman with no particular business experience came up with the idea of converting the book into a film. Her main motivation was that she was broke but two years later the film had made forty million dollars online. I’ll say that again. One woman took a single public domain product, flipped it and made forty million dollars. This demonstrates just how incredible the public domain is as a cheap resource to generate an enormous income. (more…)

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Affordable Profitable Business Ideas for a Beach Business

How many times have you thought of running a business on the beach? Maybe you have already lived near a beach and are constantly searching for simple ways to make additional income. Each year, millions and millions of holidaymaker and locals go to the beautiful beaches around the world, conveying a lot of traffic and sales to practically all business men, wherever they go, having a beach business guarantees that you will make money, only if you can offer things that tourists need. (more…)

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Home-Based Professional Jobs Virtual Assistant

If you are like me and run your own operation as well as wear many of the hats in your business, then you might already know the value of a Virtual Assistant and how lucrative a business it can be. If you can handle the daily requirements of 10 companies at $800 a month, you can get a starting income of almost $10,000. Offering the service of a Virtual Assistant is one of the best home-based professional jobs

However, being able to handle 10 companies will depend on the requirements. For many, this includes phone support and some generic daily tasks that will take between 1 to 2 hours each. Tasks of a Virtual Assistant are mainly focused on communication.

Virtual Assistant Think Like Their Client

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