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All the Resources You Need to Kickstart Your Business 

Small 
Business Development

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Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

Seda  supports the growth of small business. People can go to Seda for help to start a business or, if they already have a business, to make it stronger and more profitable. There is a Seda branch in each district municipality.

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Boxing with JasmineKhula Enterprise Finance LTD

Khula helps SMMEs to get loans from banks. It does not lend money itself. Khula also provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, helping them to manage their businesses successfully. The mentorship programme includes the transfer of skills on a face-to-face basis, the development of viable business plans, and pre- and post-loan services.

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Support For Youth

Umsobomvu

The Umsobomvu Youth Fund helps youth set up, expand and develop their businesses by teaching them essential business skills.

Must Reads

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How to Apply for Government Funding for Your Start-up Business

Starting your own business can be challenging, especially if you don’t have the capital to get it off the ground. Fortunately, there are many ways to fund a new business in South Africa.

One method is to secure government funding, or a government grant. These are awarded to worthy start-ups, and they don’t need to be paid back.

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A Guide to Government  Funding for SMEs

The South African government offers a number of funding instruments for small businesses. Ranging from grants to incentives, each offer some form of financial support for entrepreneurs...

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5 best small business funding resources in South Africa 2021

It is one thing to have a viable venture but getting the required fund to start with or expand is another ball game entirely. And unfortunately, one of the challenges that some emerging entrepreneurs have is generating funds to fuel their dreams. 

 
 

Funding Opportunities 

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The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)

The NFVF provides film and video-related funding in the broad categories of Education and Training; Development (of feature films, documentaries and TV Concepts); Production (of feature films and documentaries) and Marketing and Distribution.

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National Arts Council (NAC)

The South African government offers a number of funding instruments for small businesses. Ranging from grants to incentives, each offer some form of financial support for entrepreneurs...

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Department: Small Business Development 

The coordination, integration and mobilisation of efforts and resources towards the creation of an enabling environment for the growth and sustainability of small businesses and co-operatives.