Funding growth for SMMEs

  Ecsponent helps SMMEs with the right funding to grow your business For any entrepreneur, it is both liberating and empowering starting a small business, however there are undoubtedly numerous challenges that business owners face along the way. One of these is accessing the capital required to continue growing the business sustainably. To grow, SMMEs…

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Creating an investment plan (video)

Floris Slabbert, national sales manager of Ecsponent Financial Services, talks about the latest market developments and how one creates an investment plan. What happened in the markets this past week? An interesting fact – the JSE’s electronic trading system is 20 years old today and interesting to note here is that when they started 20…

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Invest for growth amid uncertainty (video)

How can we invest for growth amid times of uncertainty. A market update and advice from Floris Slabbert on Groot FM. As we predicted last week, South Africa’ credit rating was not downgraded by Standard and Poor’s- what does this mean for investors? After Friday’s announcement, the rand traded 4% higher against the US dollar,…

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Growing wealth through investment life stage

Despite what you may have heard, there is no secret to growing sustainable wealth through each investment life stage. It simply relies on sound and consistent financial behaviour like budgeting, continuous savings and prudent, yet profitable investment decisions. Many of us put off investing, citing reasons such as the poor economic climate, a lack of knowledge or a…

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Reduce investment costs to boost returns

The Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged This week, in addition to the weekly market update, Floris Slabbert cautions investors to reduce investment costs to boost returns during turbulent market conditions. As we predicted last week, the interest rate remained unchanged, however, we stand by our prediction that we’ll see some changes later this year.…

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