About Business Partners
Our company serves small to medium enterprises around South Africa as well as other African countries reaching as far as Uganda, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
Our value-added services include customised online loans and financial solutions as well as mentorship and risk finance (a sector we are specialists in).
We mentor entrepreneurs
We love entrepreneurs and that is why we’re passionate about helping them realise their business dreams. Through mentorship, we believe we gear them towards understanding and embracing the principals that help businesses thrive!
How are we unique?
Being a risk finance company means viewing each new business owner and his application for business finance on its own merit. With other risk finance companies, the personalised touch on each application is lost, but not with us.
Investing in each client not only assists you in reaching your dream, it also allows for job opportunities, which extends to growth of the entire economy when you look again.
For over 35 years, we have dedicated our time to tailoring every aspect of our business to meet the recipe for success of the entrepreneurs we support.
Most of Africa is in dire need of more entrepreneurs, especially the start-ups. Statistics have shown that entrepreneurial SMEs are highly effective at stimulating economic growth. What this essentially means is, that small business owners effectively combat the issue of unemployment and poverty that we are all painfully aware is a problem.
Business Partners commends all SME’s and supports their endeavours to grow a business in this economic climate.
Business Partners Services
We, at Business Partners strive to offer structured and unique solutions to help finance your business.
We wish to facilitate entrepreneurship through service offerings that include business loans, mentorship and business premises in the small and medium enterprise (SME) space.
Our core focus is to provide you with the funding your business requires. Our solutions are tailored to meet the needs of shareholders’ personal loans, equity, royalties and term loans.
If that’s not all, we also offer an exclusive technical assistance programme to all our clients, which provides value-added assistance to our ambitious and dedicated entrepreneurs!
This programme can range from accounting support, problem-solving and marketing plans, to health and safety strategies with fast turnaround solutions.
Sound good? Call us to find out more!
We offer maximum flexibility
We pride ourselves on offering solutions with the maximum flexibility to suit the needs of your lifestyle and business.
Apart from our general financing solutions, we have specialised industry and sector-specific financing products. These products can accommodate funds for education in the form of student loans and manufacturing, to property investment and women in business.
If you are ready to start your own business and don’t know where to start, contact us so that we can explain who the process works - you can even use our online loan application to speed things up. Anyone that has a viable business that requires financing for expansion, cash flow, equipment, or management buy-outs can apply.
Business Partners Product Details
- Loan Type Business loans
- Interest Rate 4.39 – 18.5% p/a
- Loan Amount up to R5,000,000
- Repayment 2 years to 7 years
Summary of Services
- Business finance for small to medium-sized businesses
- Finance ranging up to R5 million
Business Partners - Together, we will grow your business
Every application is duly considered on its merits and on the potential where profit is concerned.
There are crucial criteria that we look at to aid our decision, which includes the experience and industry knowledge of the business owner and the market need for the quick loan products or services that the business wishes to provide.
Business Partners offer tips to boost your business with the right mentor
1. Seek experience
Consultants are great for short-term needs and assistance; however, mentors will help you over a longer period. They come with a level of expertise that consultants simply aren’t equipped to offer.
A consultant might resolve a specific issue, where mentors look at the holistic problem and tailor a fix through knowledge and experience. Mentors have a wealth of experience as entrepreneurs and know when a business requires a business loan or cash injection.
2. Look for motivation
Consultants exchange a service for a fee, where mentors are driven by the satisfaction of business growth as a result of their actions and advice. This is not to say that mentors are free, but rather that their involvement is deeper than the monetary reward for their services.
3. Having a connection is important
Try and source a mentor that you feel you can work with. It is far easier and more beneficial in the long run when a mentor and his entrepreneur are like-minded, on the same page and ultimately communicate well. There are many who can and will do the job regardless, but it’s certainly a better recipe for success to get along with your mentor.
4. Build a trustworthy relationship
Mentors need to promote trust and confidentiality to their entrepreneurs. That said, it isn’t only the mentor’s job, the business owner should too. Being transparent will go a long way on both sides. Based on the level of service and satisfaction that mentors seek from their efforts, it’s a good idea to not ignore their advice, as they wouldn’t respond well to that.
5. Ensure that there is mutual value
Mentors should definitely reap benefits from the relationship between themselves and the business owner they are working with. If the value feels a little one-sided, then the relationship will struggle. A fee to the mentor is the simplest form of reciprocated value, but there is always the option of a bartering deal that too, would be acceptable.
6. Get a facilitator
Since the relationship between the two parties is quite complex, sourcing the ideal mentor can seem daunting. However, there is no real need to feel the heat of this process because there are a number of programmes aimed at engineering a relationship between mentors and entrepreneurs.
7. Communication is key
As with any healthy and strong relationship, communication is fundamental to the longevity of it. Being open and honest at all times will be crucial for this to work. A mentor will give you the best advice if he knows all the ins and outs without any hidden facets to the business.
Customer Reviews & Testimonials
Thank you to the whole team for making a typically unpleasant process a lot more bearable. Your service is a breath of fresh air.
— Durban —
I like how Business Partners took its time to listen to me and get to know what my business is about so that they could offer me the right finance that I needed. That attention to detail is often...
— Johannesburg —
Business Partners Contact Details
- Durban Rd, Bo Oakdale, Bellville Johannesburg Gauteng 7530 South Africa
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- PO Box 7780, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
- Monday 08:30 – 17:30
- Tuesday 08:30 – 17:30
- Wednesday 08:30 – 17:30
- Thursday 08:30 – 17:30
- Friday 09:00 – 17:30
- Saturday – Closed
- Sunday – Closed