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

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.

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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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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

Alex Macpherson was on hand to pick up VCT of the Year at Investor Allstars

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.

Untapped strength: How SMEs can unlock balance sheets to finance growth 

Businesses can unlock assets such as unpaid invoices to secure capital

Adrian Sainsbury, CEO of the commercial division of Close Brothers, explores asset-based finance route and explains how the approach can be flexible for businesses.

Top five reasons why investors don't invest

Fergal O’Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at the key issues that prevent investors from backing companies.

The 55,492 dollar problem with Kickstarter

Why Kickstarter must become more selective with pitches if it is to become a viable way for businesses to raise money, says Gekko managing director Dan Todaro.

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