SERVICES

We offer a wide range of services aimed at helping entrepreneurs gain access to funding for the start-up of their businesses. You can choose out of this range of business plan packages, funding application support, coaching and consulting services, and workshops.

We help our clients develop clear and solid business plans fit for use during funding application processes. Our business plans are tailored to help you and the funders with the following aspects of the business:

 

  • To understand the true financial needs of the business.

  • To think about the team and staff that will be required for the business.

  • To decide on a niche product or service and specific target market.

  • To develop an effective marketing strategy.

  • To analyse the competition and their strengths and weaknesses.

  • To establish your costing and pricing.

  • To determine the production process and operational challenges involved in the business.

  • To determine the machinery and equipment requirements for the business’s start-up.

  • To identify key strategic partners for the business.

We help guide and support our clients through the long and rigid process of acquiring funding from various institutions. We do this by assisting in the following ways:

  • Identifying what loan and grant opportunities are available for your specific business venture.

  • Drawing up grant and loan proposals.

  • Ensuring compliance.

  • Drawing up funding proposals according to the requirements of the appropriate funding institution.

Here at Funding Connection, we want to help you start and grow your own business, and if you need more in-depth help doing that, Dagmar offers coaching and consulting services to help guide you through it. She will do this for a couple of weeks to develop your best business idea into a successful venture. For this coaching programme, we charge R25 000.

Company registration is vital to apply for funding as your company needs to be registered with CIPC.

 

We provide comprehensive packages to suit your businesses needs. 

We also hold regular half day and full day workshops around the country to help show entrepreneurs how to approach the funding process. Through out workshops we teach people:

  • The process of applying for loans and grants

  • The requirements of certain programmes.

  • The key criteria of different funding agencies.

  • How to adjust and refine your business plan and application.