Small Business Focus

Need money for a business? Finfind connects providers and seekers of finance

One of the most difficult things to find is data on SMEs.

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

The one thing every entrepreneur needs is finance… because we’re offering a free service… we don’t find it difficult to gather data…

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

Data is the new oil.

It brings home the bacon.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Finfind CEO Darlene Menzies for the weekly small business feature.

Menzies spoke about SME data in South Africa, or rather the lack of it.

She also shared her thoughts - for small business owners going into 2018 - on innovation, risk and failure along with cash flow, content marketing and business rescue.

Need finance?

Finfind brings together the providers and seekers of SME finance with a focus on finance readiness.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Most small businesses go straight to the bank… they are very risk averse…

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

A lot of small businesses are going for the wrong kind of finance.

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

If you can’t get access to that data, it becomes very expensive to access your customer…

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

Gathering data from entrepreneurs is hard, because they’re very busy.

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

Innovation is seeing what everyone sees and doing things differently.

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

We’re sitting in a country with a lot of challenges, which creates a lot of opportunities.

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

Be honest with yourself. Is this a hobby, or a business?

Darlene Menzies, Finfind

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This article first appeared on 702 : Need money for a business? Finfind connects providers and seekers of finance


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