Eight ways to raise cash without the banks

Banks are still the main source of funds for small and medium-sized businesses, but the variety and popularity of alternative finance options are increasing

Lack of R&D funding is holding UK innovation back

Additional funding for research and development is key to UK innovation and engineering excellence

High-growth business lessons: 7 cautionary tales

High-growth businesses can run into financial trouble when confronted by tight-fisted banks or reluctant investors. Here are seven traumatic tales from the front line

How ICOs can democratise funding for startups

Methods of raising capital based on cryptocurrencies are developing fast, enabling smaller investors to get involved

Funding business growth using your pension, great idea or barking mad?

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The concept of pensions providing financial support to SMEs is not new or in dispute, but is the prospect of a business owner investing their own pension to support growth too high a risk?

Hop on the bandwagon

It may not have been fashionable, but invoice financing is shedding its old-fashioned image to provide much-needed business funding, writes James Dean