Mind the SME funding gap

Mind the gap: Is SME funding falling through the cracks?

Mind the gap: Is SME funding falling through the cracks?

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, John Cridland, director general of the CBI called on the next government to mind the ‘financial gap’ experienced by many medium-sized UK businesses.

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Tops tips for SMEs seeking finance

Lifeblood: Pro-entrepreneur rhetoric hasn't always translated to funding

Ahead of the election politicians are queuing up to praise entrepreneurs and SME – but funding can still be hard to come by. Read on for some tips to bear in mind when looking to secure the cash to develop your business. By Christopher Maule, CEO & founder, UK Bond Network.

How to keep cash flowing through seasonal peaks and troughs

Seasonal imbalances are a particular problem for smaller companies without the financial muscle to absorb occasional losses: Aldermore Bank MD Damon Walford explains how to plan ahead and survive

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Binary code: Managing binary options portfolios can be tricky

Managing a binary options investment portfolio can be a big undertaking. So how can you make sure your efforts are successful?

Q&A: Serge Taborin, CEO, Q App

Read tips on preparing for a funding round from an entrepreneur currently going through the process

Blood, sweat and a lot of TLC - Growing a global SME

Informed Solutions CEO Elizabeth Vega

Elizabeth Vega, CEO of multi award winning independent IT consultancy Informed Solutions, shares her personal experience of growing her company from start-up 23 years ago 

Quiz: Which funding route is best for your business?

Take our handy quiz to work out the best option for you

10 steps to crowdfunding your business

'Reaching the first 10% of your goal is the most difficult stage of the whole process.'

Most businesses that attempt to crowdfund are either not accepted onto a platform or don’t reach their fundraising goal - mainly because they’re unprepared and don’t understand exactly what it takes to attract investors. Here are 10 steps that will help you get it right.

How VCTs are funding the growth of British start-ups

Once traditionally the finance of choice for lower mid-market buy-out businesses, Alex Macpherson, head of the ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains how his funds are now backing enterprising and dynamic younger firms.

Five habits of effective business fundraising 

In the latest of his advice-based pieces for business owners, Fergal O’Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at what goes into a successful approach to equity fundraising.

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