Labour has won and sustained an early lead amongst the British business community in the lead up to the general election, winning the most support for five of nine policy areas deemed most important.
The government has committed to a plan that should get another 100,000 companies exporting by 2020.
This month we asked you whether the sea of government lending schemes is truly doing its job in unleashing finance for small and mid-sized businesses, and thus giving the economy an opportunity to recover – as they are meant to do.
What initiatives should the government introduce in 2013 – if any? Tell us how the UK government can set growing businesses free to grow.
Business leaders want the UK's challenger banks to be personal, localised and transparent – in other words, back-to-basics banking.
New banks are mushrooming across the UK, trying to compete with the Big five – but what would they need to offer so you would trust them with your business?
We asked you whether crowdfunding will become the next big finance model for SMEs. You said it will – so, what could still stop it?
Will crowdfunding grow relevant enough to compete with bank lending in five years time? Tell us what you think.