What's New in SME Funding?
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 from 09:30 to 13:00 (GMT)
Camberley, United Kingdom
SMEs regularly state that their single biggest impediment to growth is access to finance. Despite intervention by the coalition government to attempt to bring liquidity to the SME funding market, this is probably as true today as it has ever been. Obtaining new borrowing from banks remains a challenge and, with so many companies seeking expansion capital, competition for available funds, from whatever source, remains intense. As often happens with any problem, creative solutions to SME funding are beginning to emerge to try and satisfy this burgeoning demand.
Business angels are often seen as “the only show in town” and businesses sometime approach them when they should be considering other options for a company at that stage in its evolution. That said, if the business is appropriately funded then it may have the potential to become a successful angel opportunity in time. Furthermore, management of a business angel portfolio may necessitate access to different types of funding during the lifetime of the investment.
In this seminar we will explore some of the new SME funding initiatives that have emerged over the past year – new banks, crowd funding, invoice auction sites and others. The suitability of different categories of SMEs for each of these will be explained and entrepreneurs should be left with an idea of potential new options to fund their business. The suitability of different categories of SMEs for each of these funding categories will also be explained which may assist investors with both existing and potential opportunities.
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