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Why taking a holiday can be the true test of a businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/why-taking-a-holiday-can-be-the-true-test-of-a-businessWhy taking a holiday can be the true test of a businessA surefire way for entrepreneurs to do a health check on their business is to plan a holiday. This is according to Fosters Kalaile, Country Manager at Business Partners Malawi (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who says that stepping away from one’s business for a week can in fact help to find its weaknesses. 2018-06-07T22:00:00.0000000Z
Eight characteristics of a resilient entrepreneurhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/eight-characteristics-of-a-resilient-entrepreneurEight characteristics of a resilient entrepreneurBuilding a business is not a sprint, but a marathon, with hills, headwinds, heat and dust. Those entrepreneurs who succeed are not necessarily the fastest or the strongest, but those who are able to endure the ups and downs.2018-04-12T22:00:00.0000000Z
EQUITY VS. DEBT: HOW SHOULD ENTREPRENEURS FUND THEIR BUSINESS VENTURES? https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/equity-vs-debt-how-should-entrepreneurs-fund-their-business-venturesEQUITY VS. DEBT: HOW SHOULD ENTREPRENEURS FUND THEIR BUSINESS VENTURES? Entrepreneurs need to be mindful of the risks associated with sourcing funding for their businesses. Similarly, the choice between funding a business with debt or equity will have major implications for the company down the line.2018-04-11T22:00:00.0000000Z
Debt can be good for SMEs if managed wellhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/debt-can-be-good-for-smes-if-managed-wellDebt can be good for SMEs if managed wellThe word “debt” often has negative connotations for small businesses as it can be associated with financial trouble. However, it should be noted that it is often a vital resource that allows a business to grow. This is according to Fosters Kalaile, Country Manager at Business Partners Malawi (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who says that although outward signs of a successful business are profitability, asset growth and happy employees, a crucial additional indicator signifying its financial health is the way in which it manages its debt.2018-03-27T22:00:00.0000000Z
Six essential tips for sound budgeting for small businesshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/six-essential-tips-for-sound-budgeting-for-small-businessSix essential tips for sound budgeting for small businessA business without a working budget is like a car without a fuel gauge – it will drive for a while, but will run out of fuel when the driver least expects it. This is according to Fosters Kalaile, Country Manager at Business Partners Malawi (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), who provides small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with six essential tips for sound business budgeting.2018-03-15T22:00:00.0000000Z
Entrepreneurs to think differently about new year resolutionshttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/entrepreneurs-to-think-differently-about-new-year-resolutionsEntrepreneurs to think differently about new year resolutionsThe beginning of a year is infamous for all types of aspirational New Year’s resolutions. However, the number of gym routines and diets that are abandoned by February are enough to make anyone cynical about these resolutions.2018-02-22T22:00:00.0000000Z
Are you pitching your business short?https://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/are-you-pitching-your-business-shortAre you pitching your business short?Access to funding is often cited as the greatest hurdle to starting a business. However, contrary to the belief of many entrepreneurs, there are several institutions with funding available in Malawi which too often aren’t tactically tapped into.2017-11-16T22:00:00.0000000Z
Entrepreneurs urged to prioritise cash-flowhttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/entrepreneurs-urged-to-prioritise-cash-flowEntrepreneurs urged to prioritise cash-flowThe 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Index ranks Malawi 130 out of the 137 participating countries, with the index listing access to risk capital as one of the weakest pillars of the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. As many entrepreneurs struggle to obtain funding, once securing capital to either start or grow your business, it is imperative small and medium enterprise (SME) owners ensure they adhere to planned budgets to ensure a steady cash-flow - a crucial element for the survival of any business.2017-11-01T22:00:00.0000000Z
Fund launches to drive SME development in Malawihttps://www.businesspartners.co.za/en-za/media-centre/media-releases/malawi/fund-launches-to-drive-sme-development-in-malawiFund launches to drive SME development in MalawiBusiness Partners International (BPI), a specialist fund management company providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and technical assistance support to viable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in select African countries, has announced the launch of the US $10 million Business Partners International Malawi SME Fund aimed at providing risk finance to local entrepreneurs and SMEs.2014-07-16T22:00:00.0000000Z