Funding a New Venture

Course Fee R799.00

What this course is about?

This course is developed and endorsed by TSiBA Business School, and will take you through the process of funding a new venture in a step-by-step manner. But be forewarned: while the principles discussed here are sound, real life is a lot messier. Funding your business won't be straightforward; there will be many pitfalls, twists and turns, false starts and disappointments. Besides finding paying clients, securing the necessary finance for your start-up business is one of the toughest challenges that you will face in starting and developing your business.

Who should be doing this course?

Need money to start your own business? Then you’re in the right place. Not to actually GET money, but to learn how to do it. To learn what works and what doesn’t.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Decide if you are sure you want to follow an entrepreneurial path
  • Know if your business idea is a solid opportunity
  • Estimate your funding requirements 
  • Analyse start-up costs, forecast sales, costings and cost of sales as well as expenses
  • Become familiar with the stakeholders willing to fund you
  • Understand how to fund the venture yourself
  • Identify alternative options of funding
  • Understand debt vs. equity
  • Pitch your business to investors using key entrepreneurial tools and techniques 


Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!

In the 9 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 So you need money?
CHAPTER 2 Doing your homework
CHAPTER 3 How much do you need?
CHAPTER 4 Are there stakeholders willing to fund you?
CHAPTER 5 Can you fund it yourself?
CHAPTER 6 Holding up your hand
CHAPTER 7 Debt vs. Equity
CHAPTER 8 Who else can you approach?
CHAPTER 9 How do you sell it?

TSiBA Business School


TSiBA is a unique private, not-for-profit business school that assists people who, for socio-economic reasons, or otherwise, may not be able to access opportunities to study further and reach their career aspirations. TSiBA provides emerging leaders opportunities to study high quality academic courses that are focused on developing entrepreneurship and leadership. Our aim is to provide excellent business education for people with a social conscience who have the desire and the skills to build our nation. TSiBA is an accredited institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.
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