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How to use alternative business funding to help your company grow

Martin Lane, managing editor of money.co.uk, discusses the range of alternative business funding options for you to consider as a small business owner.

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Applying VAT in the world of crowdfunding

What do small businesses need to consider when looking to find investment from crowdfunding? Here, Gavin Barker of Ayming looks at the VAT implications of crowdfunding.

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How to succeed when crowdfunding

Joel Hughes discusses some key factors to consider when running a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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The alternative finance market: What is out there?

Here, we look at the options for SME funding that have emerged since the recession and how there is a method of finance for every business need.

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Alternative business funding: Choosing a lender

As the major online lenders surpass £1 billion in funds provided, we compare business funding options, assessing the key differentiators and similarities.

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Banks may be lending again, but alternatives continue to thrive

Adam Tavener discusses how an upturn in bank lending is also good news for alternative finance.

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A turning point in the crowdfunding equity market

In this piece in association with Fundbird, Chris Buckingham, author of Crowdfunding Intelligence, assesses the fortunes of what was once the fastest equity raise in UK history and what it tells us about the crowdfunding industry.


Do small businesses really need to wait for alternative finance?

The British Business Bank is regulator of a scheme that ensures small businesses are referred to relevant alternative finance providers in the event of being turned down for bank funding. But Paul Mildenstein asks: What's taking so long?

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The benefits of alternative finance

Today, there is a wealth of alternative finance options that threaten to eclipse the offering of banks in terms of attractiveness to small companies. Here, Sharon Argov looks at some of the benefits of the modern way to finance.

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The growth of alternative finance

Here are some methods of funding to consider, many of which haven't arisen until recent years.

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Why alternative finance is gaining popularity with SMEs

As the economy slowly recovers and we prepare for another five years of a Conservative government what is the outlook for small businesses in the UK? More positive than ever, says Paul Mildenstein.

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Six tips for those comparing alternative business finance

Conrad Ford gives advice on choosing the right funding options before taking the plunge into your business.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience