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Entrepreneurship to the Point: Women-Owned Business Access to Finance Guide pre-launch

Entrepreneurship to the Point is launching a user-friendly guide dedicated to providing women-owned businesses with all the info they require to be successful when engaging with funders and investors.

To effectively overcome systematic and socioeconomic issues that make it challenging for women to access funding and investment, dialogue, and understanding between women-owned businesses and funders is imperative.

The pre-launch of the Women-Owned Business Access to Finance Guide will serve as an opportunity for this dialogue to take place and for us to co-create a guide that will meet the true needs to women-owned businesses looking for funding.

During the pre-launch, Entrepreneurship to the Point will host financial institutions and finance experts who have contributed to the Women-Owned Business Access to Finance Guide and provide an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with them on various challenges.

Why businesswomen should attend:

  • If you have applied for finance and you have been unsuccessful or partially successful.
  • If you have questions about accessing funding.
  • If you do not know what questions to ask but you know that you want to access funding to grow.
  • If you have been building your business with your own money and you feel like it is time for the next level.
  • If you are struggling to navigate this area in general and you want to empower yourself.

Entrepreneurship to the Point will be selecting a handful of businesses (from the attendees) to bring on board for one-on-one business development support provided by award-winning enterprise and supplier development organisation, Property Point Venture Catalyst.

Property Point has been building sustainable businesses for over thirteen-years and it is fully equipped to assist businesses identify gaps that may be leading to funding challenges as well as to ensure that you are accessing the correct type of funding.

In 2021, Property Point was awarded the African Women Empowerment Fund (AWEF) grant through the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) to implement a twelve-month Investment Readiness and Access to Finance Programme. The key objective is to provide pre- and post-investment or funding support to women-owned businesses seeking growth and working capital finance in the property and construction sector. Property Point has appointed Entrepreneur to the Point to implement this project.

Register for the pre-launch on the 7th of October at 10:30am here.