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Meet Mutualism

Meet Mutualism

We are a socially-minded financing firm designed to enhance sustainable, locally owned businesses.
Financing Opportunity

Financing Opportunity

We bridge the gap in funding opportunities for Township-based South Africans
Business Consulting

Business Consulting

We provide tips and education to properly equip our partners with skills for years of success.
Hands on Support

Hands on Support

We offer tailored support to offer guidance in areas of our partners’ choosing.
Providing for thousands

of costumers across a variety of South African cities

Mutualism’s new model to launch and grow entrepreneurship in South Africa.
100%
of Investments
Have Gone to Low Employment, and Low-Income Areas
23
Months
Average Repayment Period
40%
Female Partners
75000Rand $
Avg. Investment Size
21
Youngest Partner
A New Financing & Consulting Strategy

Partners

We’re empowering businesses through a new financing and consulting strategy which brings successes to the small business owners of South Africa

Mutualism – a trusted business financing & consulting service!

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Discover what’s possible with community centered investment.

We partnered with Anthea to develop a food trailer that serves, employs, and gives back to the people of Bellville South.
A New Model

How We Help Businesses Thrive

Capital Investment
We provide capital in the form of assets essential to the business operation. These assets belong to Mutualism until the business can pay back the principal. Once the assets are paid back, ownership of the assets are transferred to the investee.
Empowering Ownership
Once the assets are paid back, ownership of the asset is transferred to the investee. Mutualism’s model of “asset-backed investment” mitigates risk for our partners.
Business Consulting
Our hands-on consulting ensures that we properly equip our partners with skills for years of success. We approach consulting through an integrated approach that addresses a business needs to drive sustainability, community engagement, product quality, marketing and sales.
Continued Support
Mutualism builds relationships with its partners to ensure long-term success. Our mission to foster community growth guides our strategy. We provide ongoing support for partners to improve business operations and efficiency.
Featured Partner

The Box Shop Lifestyle

The Box Shop Vilakazi is an entrepreneurial ecosystem and home to over 50 creative entrepreneurs within multiple disciplines (Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, and similar industries).

Service Offering
The Box Shop Lifestyle primarily offers fashion, food and art. We also service corporate clients through venue and boardroom hire as well as corporate gifting.
Home Grown
The Box Shop Vilakazi is an entrepreneurial ecosystem and home to over 50 creative entrepreneurs within multiple disciplines (Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, and similar industries).
Values
The Box Shop is focused on remaining a launch pad and an access to market platform for SMEs. Refocusing The Box Shop’s marketing campaign on the message of “Our Identity is Home-Grown” we have created a universal marketing strategy for both The Box Shop and the enterprises which operate within the ecosystem; this message assisted in connecting the Brand with the customer’s sense of identity.
Mission
We intend to be an established ecosystem connecting entrepreneurs through the fields of Music, Multi-media, the Arts, Retailing, Eventing, the Performing arts and ad hoc CMT.
Learn more about The Box Shop Lifestyle.

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