Raising Finance

Getting funding can be a challenge and alternative finance may seem like a godsend to growing businesses – but there are funding pitfalls, and if you don’t get it right, it can be an expensive mistake. 

This section provides advice on which funding option is right for your business by speaking with finance providers and experts, as well as showcasing businesses that have been through the process and keeping tabs on finance news.

Is crowdfunding, venture capital, private equity right for you? What about debt options like bank loans or asset-based finance? Which funding option is right for your business? This section helps you navigate the complexities of SME funding, whether through debt or equity financing.

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Funding your construction project: Bridging vs. development finance

What are the differences between the most commonly used finance options for property developments, bridging loans and development finance?

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By Sue Andrews

Business finance: Seven reasons to consider a bridging loan

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Are you after $1m's worth of no-strings funding?

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What does it take to grow from an SME to a British unicorn?

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How to make your business more credible to investors

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Forget Dragon’s Den – how does pitching to VCs really work?

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Is your business on the angel investor wishlist this year?

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Crowdfunding is teaching students how to be entrepreneurs

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Seeking investment: How high do female founders score?

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What is crowdfunding and how does it work?

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Blok Knives: From artisanal passion project to national business

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Alternative finance providers plug the SME gap

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