It may not have been fashionable, but invoice financing is shedding its old-fashioned image to provide much-needed business funding, writes James Dean
Funding Britain's Growth 2014
Optimism among entrepreneurs is at its highest in five years, and 80 per cent believe their business will grow by 10 per cent in 2014. However, access to funding is cited as the number one problem in preventing these business owners from growing their organisations. Business leaders must educate themselves on the intricacies of funding options available to them, from government funding and venture capital, to invoice discounting, crowdfunding and floating shares.
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