Top 10 crowdfunding platforms for business finance

All in: Crowdfunding for business in moving to the mainstream

All in: Crowdfunding for business in moving to the mainstream

Crowdfunding for business is starting to move into the mainstream: so which platforms should you be looking to for the best shot at investment?

Mind the SME funding gap

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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Alternative finance: Traditionalist UK companies are starting to embrace the industry

Everline and Ezbob COO Russell Gould talks the companies’ recent deal and the market’s attitude to alternative lending in exclusive chat

Tops tips for SMEs seeking finance

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.

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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

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?

Quiz time: Which funding route is best for you?

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

10 steps to crowdfunding your business

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.

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