There is a lack of education for entrepreneurs about which funding is right, at which stage of business growth. Here area a few lessons from someone who has experienced almost the whole spectrum of business funding himself…
Ambitious enough for an acquisition-led growth plan? Alastair Mills was, and secured the funding he needed to drive Six Degrees Group forward.
Enterprise Finance Guarantee, Start-up loans, Funding for Lending, Enterprise Capital Funds, Business Growth Fund. If you're confused about government-supported finance schemes for business, Real Business Funding is providing answers.
An old way of raising working capital, reloaded: find out what invoice finance really entails, from the founder of innovative finance business, Marketinvoice.
Crowdfunding has the potential to become a valuable source of business funding. Can the model break into mainstream finance?
Afraid that accepting private equity or venture capital funding will give away control over your business? At Real Business Funding we are clearing up the myths.
Where do the £800m that are annually invested into UK companies by business angels really go?
Peter Harris, finance director of Hotel Chocolat, outlines the ups and downs of raising a private bond.
The reality about bank lending to growing businesses is more complex than it first appears. But SMEs must learn to work with their banks in new ways. Real Business Funding tackles the hottest issue in business today
Follow the Real Business Funding debate here, where we are discussing the motion: "It's time to lay off the banks: The financial crisis has created a richer, more plural funding environment for UK SMEs."
How can businesses really identify the most appropriate funding for them; and on what terms? Joe Cohen looks at a new funding landscape after the financial crisis.
Business secretary Vince Cable said today the Welsh economy was "slumped" in economic crisis. One leading entrepreneur responds that the banks are overlooking Wales.