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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What to avoid when seeking funding for your startup

Funding for start-up businesses is, in its own right, a booming business, primarily due to the explosion in the number of start-up businesses themselves.

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By John Stapleton

Will regulations dampen the success of P2P lending?

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How can VCs attract diverse employees and unlock better investments?

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Raising capital in business: Assess your options

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Funding your construction project: Bridging vs. development finance

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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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