Although not a new concept, crowdfunding is an increasingly popular means of raising funds, facilitated by today’s plethora of internet based solutions and communication techniques. The new generation of crowdfunding solutions gained pace in the US initially, but Europe and the UK have recently seen significant growth in both demand and supply. The US has [...]
As well as facilitating access to funds, crowd funding can also help to mitigate risk for your new project. We all know that research is not only a fundamental aspect of any new enterprise, project or product, it is also resource and time hungry and, as a result, it is often extremely difficult (if not [...]
Whilst crowdfunding itself is not a new concept, the landscape in which it is now operating is highly dynamic and evolving at a rapid rate. Keeping pace with new information is always challenging and the crowdfunding arena is especially so. Crowdfunding is increasingly talked about, the twitter chatter is prolific and views, contra-views and diverse [...]
We love infographics and we love crowdfunding so it made sense to put them together and, over the coming weeks, we will be rolling out some additional information for our readers in this format. We hope that you find them of interest and of use and, if you have any questions at all, please don’t [...]
We have recently launched an e-petition – here’s why… Inhibited economic stimulus and recovery… Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy but the prevailing economic climate, coupled with the reduced accessibility of traditional funding sources, is conspiring to stifle start up and growth. The result is that we have some hugely [...]
Tax investment not to be discouraged… Welcoming the Chancellor’s statement that he was creating a tax environment in which investment would not be discouraged, Norman Peterson, co-founder of equity based crowdfunding platform growthfunders.com, which is due to be launched in the new year, said more could be done: “Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the lifeblood [...]
The importance of SMEs in the UK economy… According to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, there were an estimated 4.8 million businesses in the UK at the start of 2012, employing approx. 23.9 million people and having a combined turnover of £3,100 billion. This contains an estimated increase of 253,000 in the total [...]
Access to finance in today’s environment… In the prevailing economic climate where entrepreneurs and business owners struggle to access finance from the ‘traditional’ streams often used in the past, such as the banks et al, crowdfunding has become viewed and tagged as an ‘alternative’ to traditional funding. And that’s okay – often it is – [...]
SMEs have a huge part to play in economic recovery… At the start of 2012 there were an estimated 4.8 million businesses in the UK. Within this population, 99.2% (almost all) were small businesses. No wonder then that they are viewed as being the ‘lifeblood’ of our economy and the key to socio-economic recovery. This [...]
Times are challenging but they are changing… In the prevailing economic climate where entrepreneurs and business owners struggle to access finance from the ‘traditional’ streams often used in the past, crowdfunding is becoming increasingly popular as a means of circumnavigating and replacing the systems which have, to date, failed to support and stimulate business growth [...]
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