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"I would like to thank you, most sincerely, for taking the time to research and compile our plan. I hope and feel it's a start of something huge in South Africa and worldwide.
It was a great experience, experiencing your patient and self relating service that makes one feel important.
I hope that this is a start of a long-term working relationship."
- Sbongseny M, April 2020
"I first of all would like to thank Funding Connections for the best collaborated business plan. I am so happy about it.
Secondly the staff I had a chance to interact with were very professional. They made follow ups for additional information needed from me until it was acquired.
I really commend the staff from Funding Connections for the great job they are doing with their clients."
- Sihle M, April 2020
"I chose to train through Funding Connection as l was aware that it is the most reputable organisation for funding services in South Africa.
The course content was excellent with a good balance between theory and practical application, which l think was a great way to learn.
This course has indeed given me a more cemented view both my work and personal life in such a positive way already. I have been able to employ the skills and tips I learnt, with great results almost immediately."
- Thabo Q, March 2020
"My Business Plan was done exceptionally well. thank you for the hard work and research put into it"
- Njabulo M, December 2019
"On behalf of our company, I want to forward our gratitude and great appreciation for your professionalism and high ethical leadership. You have done wonderful work for us, such as our Business plan, company profile, and Application for Operation Vula at KZN EDTEA. We salute you for the good work.We will recommend and tell others about your great service and work."
- Zintho M, November 2019
"Wow, I'm blown away, thank you for such a good and thorough plan!"
- Jennifer H, September 2019
"I can confirm that I have received and gone through the business plan. I would like to say a huge thank you! Your consulting service, business plan and financial forecast are exactly what we needed to apply for funding. I look forward to working with you for any of our future business ventures"
- Lloyd S, October 2019
"Thank you so much for the great effort that you put into the business plan. It has definitely given us a structured map towards what we need to achieve."
- Serusha S, September 2019
"This document is very extensive and looks very impressive, well done on turning it around so quickly.
I will be taking sometime this week to carefully go through the documents provided.
Many thanks for your efforts thus far."
- Nadeem P, September 2019
"Wow! This business plan looks amazing! Thank you for all the hard work Wade, I really appreciate it and it looks top quality. Thanks again Wade and team."
- Sebastian R, July 2019
"I am blown away by the presentation you have designed for me, it has made me so much more confident for presentation day! Thank you."
- Spheni N, July 2019
"I would like to thank you for the excellent business plan that you have compiled for us. It is quite overwhelming and drawn up very professionally. I am humbled and extremely grateful. I would now like to know what our next step will be should we be interested in your assistance with funding options and applications."
- Lavona D, April 2019
“I acknowledge the receipt of my business plan and I would like to further extend my gratitude for the excellent service and professionalism that you have shown to me so far. Once again, Thank you so much.”
- William X, August 2018
“My partner and I have gone over the business plan and are pleased to say that we are very happy with what we see. Thank you for creating a great business plan that we can be proud of.”
- Marius A, January 2018
"Thank you so much for the telephone call and your most valuable information and contribution to our project. I have read the document and understand the contents. I am over-excited about this document and wish to applaud you for your outstanding work. Much appreciated.”
- Mike J, January 2018
“I have been receiving and reading a lot of your communication and I want to thank you for the valuable insights you provide our company with. We are also using MailChimp based on the one newsletter you have forwarded me in which you introduced Mailchimp to us. So again thank you very much for your insights.”
- Johan S, September 2017
“I have been following the company since 2012. Their advice and expertise is valuable, especially for us upcoming entrepreneurs. Keep up with the great sharing of business ideas and consulting.”
- Bongani S, August 2017
“We do get into a blind spot when seeing things only from our perspective, and thinking what a wonderful idea we have, surely this should attract a funder. I will take your comments through into a new version that captures all of your recent comments/questions.”
- Bado, July 2016
"We are busy reworking the plan with your recommendations and will apply your guidelines/structure to give a clear and concise plan that will show all our strengths and uses of funds and ROI."
- Giraldo H, June 2016
"Thanks for the review, you really kicked the plan in the teeth and outlined very important issues we really never deemed necessary."
- Siphiwe K, June 2015
"My experience with Funding Connection was extremely informative and helpful, and we restructured my business model in a consulting session…Thanks a million!"
- Revashti L, March 2015
"I found Funding Connection by googling funding opportunities for a start-up business. I am always slightly cautious about finding companies on the internet, but Dagmar was professional from the word go.
I felt comfortable to pay the commitment fee from our first correspondence. Dagmar helped me to address issues in my business plan and projections which, in hindsight, was crucial and critical. Dagmar made sure that all my figures made sense and that all the information was accurate. I now have a SOLID business plan which I can use to make sure I am on track when I start my endeavour."
- Dricus P, February 2015
“I’ve met Funding Connection just to ask for some advice for some events I wanted to organise and to maybe getting sponsorship on it. Dagmar Breiling immediately came up with some very useful solutions and ideas. Then Funding Connection offered me a template for a business plan without charging me a cent! I am very grateful for her help and knowledge. I could make use of this valuable information and got the outcome I’ve intended to have. Thank you, Dagmar and the Funding Connection Team for your great advise and generosity.”
- Birgit W, May 2014
“Funding Connection with Dagmar’s guidance was extremely helpful and efficient in assisting me to register the NPO for our business. She is always available and answers questions when required. A really good job is almost complete.”
- Jenni Underwood, May 2014
"Funding Connection has helped me to clarify my business goals including financial goals and strategy. I have had great benefit from their advice and will continue to use their services regarding funding and marketing as I go along. I can absolutely recommend their realistic and integral approach to business at large and their personal attention to individual client's needs."
- Susanne T, April 2014
"My experience with Dagmar Breiling at Funding Connection has been a very pleasant and professional one. I worked closely with her to develop the business plan while she applied for the CIS grant at DTI."
- Alison T, March 2014
"I set up my shoe factory, and with the support of Funding Connection I was able to access IDC funding, and I also got the DTI grant approved. If you are not too sure, where to apply ask Funding Connection. They can assist you and guide you through the whole process."
- Jonathan M, February 2014
"We are in the process to access the MCEP grant from DTI. Funding Connection’s assistance goes beyond our expectation. I must place on record my sincere thanks for all that you are doing on my behalf."
- Bobby, February 2014
"Thank you very much for the business profile we are very happy with it."
- Nosihle Z, January 2014
"We wanted to set up a manufacturing factory, and Funding Connection was able to assist us in different ways. Funding Connection applied for subsidies from the German government for training. Funding Connection’s application for a matching grant for our feasibility study was also accepted, and KZN Growth Fund is ready to finance our new factory based on the business plan and application done by her. If you want to know, where and how to apply for grants and funding you should contact Funding Connection. We can highly recommend this company."
- Allsolar, January 2014