Startups

7 Steps to Hack Your Scale-up Company’s Funding and Investment Readiness

By OCFO Insights | May 29, 2018

The #1 question we get asked by founders is: “How do we raise funding or investment for our business?” Every successful business reaches a stage where it has to choose…

Scaling your business in 2018 – your best year ever

By Louw Barnardt | January 31, 2018

The New Year’s Resolution is dead. Setting goals is what the beginning of a new year is all about. But after a break that often feels too short for the…

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Cape Town as an investment and business destination for internationals

By Louw Barnardt | November 30, 2017

The Mother City is an amazing place to do business. We have seen a lot more of the international investment and founder communities moving their lives and their ventures here…

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From Tech to Tech Start-up

By Louw Barnardt | March 31, 2017

5 steps to turning South African technologies into world class technology companies World Famous financier JP Morgan threw caution and his father’s risk avoidance advice to the wind when he…

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5 Key Steps to Getting Your Tech Start-Up Funding Ready

By OCFO Insights | November 21, 2016

Gaining access to the lifeblood of seed capital is critical for any high growth start-up. You need to be fast to market with enough resources to develop your product, gain…

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Tripling the Bottom Line

By Louw Barnardt | September 4, 2015

5 Keys to Unlocking Massive Jumps in Profit In today’s economy, making a profit is tough and maintaining profit is even harder, but doubling and tripling it is a whole…

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Green is Gold

By Louw Barnardt | May 27, 2014

Being green (or young) is often seen as a disadvantage; wisdom comes with age, they say. Well, we’d like to say that we’ve have found that, in business, youthful energy,…

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Stop Kicking Up Dust and Start Turning a Profit

By Louw Barnardt | April 29, 2014

Project Net Present Value. Kicking up Dust That’s what happens when you are terribly busy throwing time and resources at a project, but profits are only moving sideways or downwards;…

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Funding Your Business

By Louw Barnardt | March 25, 2014

BMT (Big Match Temperament) is a pre-requisite for entrepreneurship, but when it comes to Financial Decision-Making, insight and research go a long way. Many entrepreneurs are in need of capital…

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Outsourced Financial Management for Entrepreneurs

By Louw Barnardt | February 10, 2014

2014 Shines Brightly 2014 promises to be a great year for early stage companies and entrepreneurs in Cape Town. In the light of the global promise of economic turnaround, the…