Business finance: Where to find Enterprise Capital Funds

Enterprise Capital Funds are now under the management of the business bank

Enterprise Capital Funds are now under the management of the business bank

With Regents Park Partners II ECF bringing the total amount of Enterprise Capital Funds to 16, where does the money lie and what it is targeting?

The biggest players in the 2014 UK alternative finance market

Alternative finance involves utilising the power of the crowd to fund businesses

To coincide with new FCA regulations set to influence the direction of the alternative funding market in the coming years, GrowthBusiness profiles seven of the most active crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and invoice-based platforms on the market.

FCA regulations and what they mean for the crowdfunding industry

On the eve of the new rules dictating how the crowdfunding market must operate, Söla Paterson-Marke, associate at DLA Piper, examines what has been done to protect investors.

The short-term finance method of equipping businesses with capital

Everline's Russell Gould is building out the offering to include other funding types

With growing businesses facing a variety of challenges centred around cash flow, Everline managing director Russell Gould tells us why short-term finance can help plug holes.

How and why to apply for Regional Growth Fund finance

With more than £800 million of capital awarded through the Regional Growth Fund scheme so far, GrowthBusiness meets one of the successful applicants to discover what led to the application and why the funding method worked.

Business in Britain is broken

Christian Lanng asks, why should it cost so much to send a simple email invoice?

In the wake of the Funding for Lending update, Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng looks at a different issue – how a lack of connectivity between SMEs and enterprises is breaking business, and what can be done to fix it.

Seedrs: Raising money and taking on the European market

With more and more businesses choosing to raise capital via the equity crowdfunding route, GrowthBusiness has asked Seedrs and Crowdcube about getting traction and moving beyond the confines of a domestic market, in a two-part special.

Crowdcube: Taking the equity crowdfunding model and going global

Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube, is taking the platform overseas

To coincide with moves by Crowdcube and Seedrs into new worldwide markets, GrowthBusiness met with co-founders of the platforms through a two-part special to find out how equity crowdfunding in the UK has grown, and just what will be involved in selling it to the world.

Five businesses using invoice finance to fuel growth

We meet five companies which are successfully using invoice finance to close acquisitions, satisfy big contracts and solve seasonal cash flow issues.

Why I'm using crowdfunding over banks, VCs and angels

Business builder Mano Manoharan is looking to harness the power of the crowd

Mano Manoharan explains why, after a successful career as an entrepreneur, he is turning to a new and unproven form of business finance for his new start-up.

Government needs to do more for SME finance and support, businesses say

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK do not believe that David Cameron's coalition government is doing enough to support enterprise, new findings reveal.

From angels to banks: What are potential sources of funding for your business?

To help navigate through the numerous funding options on the market, Acuity partner Matthew Byatt takes a brief look at those available and looks at the pros and cons.

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