Below are 2 articles featuring what I consider to be potentially useful information for African/Nigerian business owners in search of funding for their businesses.
1. 7 funds available for Nigerian entrepreneurs in 2017
Even though experts generally agree that finance is not the biggest problem facing Nigerian entrepreneurs, many of them still believe that it still ranks among the first five.
Understanding the critical importance of funding to Nigerian business owners and entrepreneurs, Start-Up Digest, in its characteristic manner, has dug up some of the easy-to-get funds available in the country this year.
The general criterion for accessing these funds is the capacity to present a bankable and viable business plan. The entrepreneur should be clear on where he wants to be in the near future, and must also be able to describe the market for his or her products.
2. Get Funded! 50 Organisations That Can Give You Capital To Start and Grow Your Business in Africa
Want to know how to get funding for your business in Africa? Are you looking for capital to start a new business or grow an already established company in Africa? Have you tried other alternatives and sources of funding but failed? Is capital your biggest headache and obstacle right now? Smile, we’ve got good news for you.
As part of the research for our new book, 101 Ways To Make Money in Africa, Dr. Harnet Bokrezion and I have put together the largest and most detailed information on 50 Organisations that focus on and provide millions of dollars of funding to entrepreneurs and businesses in Africa every year. The problem is, not many people know about this.