Crowdfunding experts highlight the continuing reliance on personal savings to finance start ups, when more funds are available from a growing list of sources.
Funding and finance
Firms taking advantage of helpful environment to scale up the next stage of growth.
Alarming lack of understanding of how personal guarantees work exposing SMEs to unnecessary risk, according to new research
Late payments are causing a growing number of businesses to write off bad debt, with £134m lost every day
Government-backed PE fund scoops two prestigious funding awards held in Milton Keynes
Small businesses are most concerned with the skills gap, with most SMEs citing it as the key concern going forward
One consultant applauds silence on Making Tax Digital plans - meaning some reforms to scheme may yet materialise
PE and crowdfunding pioneer welcomes PM's comments on SME support but calls for more effort to imporve the flow of growth finance
Despite efforts to encourage banks to loosen up lending rates, SMEs are still seeing withdrawal of available funds as banks focus on larger businesses
OFF3R launches with the news that crowdfunding and p2p lending platforms are seeing growing volume thanks to more acceptance as well as government help