Does alternative finance herald a golden age of British business?

Alternative finance: WIll the funding route drive small business forward?

Alternative finance: WIll the funding route drive small business forward?

When a name as big as Lord Young says something, you'd be wise to sit up and listen: so were his comments on alternative finance and small business accurate?

Is now the time to finance growth through acquisition?

Purchase power: Economic conditions make acquisition attractive

The current economic backdrop, coupled with renewed flexibility in the banking sector, means that for anyone thinking of growing a business through acquisition now could be a good time to start

Top 10 crowdfunding platforms for business finance

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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‘Conservative’ UK market ready to embrace alternative funding

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.

How to keep cash flowing through seasonal peaks and troughs

Four seasons: Seasonal variance can lead to cashflow headaches

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

The Smart Way to Trade Binary Options: Your Guide to a Successful Investment

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

Skip the Q: The app allows you to order drinks from your phone

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 

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