Nine Yards TV: Partners & Investors | Episode 5

Most SMEs start off as one-person businesses. But, the reality is, to grow your business, you may eventually need to partner with the right person, collaborate, and bring in investment.

We spoke to Thobekile Mkhize, founder of luxury brand Mabotho Designs, and John Dludlu, CEO of the Small Business Institute, to find out exactly what you need to consider when your small business is ready to take on a partner or investor.

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00:00 Intro 02:09 What to look for in a business partner

03:09 What the Small Business Institute does

03:46 What to ask potential partners and investors

04:59 Ways to approach partnership 07:04 The exit agreement is key

08:26 Conclusion

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