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The risks of bringing outside funding into your business

Many businesses in Africa are focused 100% on getting funders to invest in their business. Their thinking is, “If I can manage to get this funder to give me money, man, my business will take off! Getting this money will solve my problems!”. But like everything in life, there is good and bad. In Liberia,

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How to write a successful business plan

The business plan is the point of departure for any funding application. It is very important that the business plan should cover all the issues that a funder considers to be important. This means that you need to know what funders are looking for, and why they want that information. It is also important to

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Looking for an investor for your business in Africa?

If you want an investor or bank to give you money for your business, the important thing to know is that the majority of funders is looking for a way to make money without taking too much risk. They are looking for what is called a “safe bet”. (One of the main places you will

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