The Crowdfunding archive.

Crowdfunding for Business

What I learned from my crowdfunding experience

Henry Catchpole broke the record for the quickest close on crowdfunding website Syndicate Room. Here, he discusses why he chose the funding route he did and what he learned along the way.

Alternative finance

Changes afoot in the alternative funding market, but raising awareness remains crucial

The Small Business Bill in the Queen's Speech pledged to make it easier for small businesses to access finance. Here, Adam Tavener argues that still more needs to be done to educate small companies on the alternative funding avenues available. 


UK crowd gets the best of both worlds

The UK crowdfunding market is ahead of other countries when it comes to equity investing. Craig Peterson looks at how a high profile success story in the US illustrates the benefits for UK investors.


Funding Circle reaches £200 million milestone in business lending

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle has surpassed £200 million in funding to UK businesses in the past three years.


Good news for businesses looking for online funding as public shows interest in peer-to-peer lending

One in four people in the UK would consider loaning money to small businesses through peer-to-peer (P2P) lending once the sector is fully regulated.

Small Business Banking

The future of banking: Why it won’t be determined by banks

Anil Stocker, founder of online invoice discounting platform MarketInvoice, discusses the threat posed by innovative internet-based finance providers to the banks.

Alternative finance

Peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and beyond

Anil Stocker, co-founder of MarketInvoice, charts the development on the online finance sector, why it is relevant to small businesses, and its future.

Alternative finance

‘Dragons’ Den without the nerves’ joins crowdfunding space

New website www.pitchfor.it will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to attract potential investors by uploading video pitches. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to founder Peter Hart.

Alternative finance

Struggling to raise £20,000

I am struggling to raise £20,000 for my start-up plumbing business. What options are there for me in regard to alternative finance?

Alternative finance

Raise money through crowdfunding

Funding Circle has contributed to a guide for SmallBusiness.co.uk on how to raise finance through its crowdfunding platform.

Crowdfunding for Business

Why banks can’t fix the UK economy by themselves

James Meekings, co-founder of Funding Circle, argues that crowdfunding is set to steal a major chunk of the business financing market from the banks.

Alternative finance

Fundraising through equity-based crowdsourcing

Alex Kammerling founded spirit manufacturer Kamm & Sons in 2011 and raised £180,000 through Crowdcube, a website that offers equity-based crowdsourcing as a means of raising funds.

Partner content

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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