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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So far, the General Election has been dominated by Brexit discussions, but what about other economic concerns, such as our shrinking construction sector?

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Bridging loans: Not just for business borrowers 

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What to avoid when seeking funding for your startup

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

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