Peer-to-Peer Lending: the fictional case of “Benjamin’s Buttons”

May 15, 2015 By admin

When it comes to alternative finance, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are undoubtedly the most popular terms. Crowdfunding is easy to understand. Your neighbor is probably running a ...

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Could “Angry Birds” have used Crowdfunding?

May 13, 2015 By admin

Let’s rethink history for a moment. Let’s imagine that Angry Birds‘ founders didn’t have a rich relative to pump proverbial gas into the proverbial car. Let’s go back in time with just some of the business funding knowledge we have now. Let’s also imagine that some of the funding options...

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Crowdfunding: Arguably the best option for startups

May 11, 2015 By admin

At this moment, you may have just read the article’s title and nodded your head. The guess is you’re a startup entrepreneur who successfully crowdfunded. Otherwise, you simply have the business acumen to understand why and how crowdfunding is so applicable for startups. If you disagree with the ...

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Pension-Led Funding – Is It Worth The Risk?

May 9, 2015 By admin

A term you may have increasingly heard circulating recently is pension-led funding. For many entrepreneurs, the sound of it alone seems to hint at a booby-trap. Business is often a gamble as it ...

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Business Funding after #ukElection2015

May 8, 2015 By admin

After promises of increased opportunities in business funding for startups and SMEs, the Conservatives have won a sweeping victory in the 2015 General Election. But what does this mean exactly for small businesses? What can UK-based startups and SMEs look forward to from the next government in terms...

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Alternative Funding

May 6, 2015 By admin

A viable funding option for startups and SMEs The point need not be overemphasized because startups, SMEs, and creative projects around the world have been using alternative funding to launch new products and services. The recession after 2008 caused banks and credit unions to become more rigid with...

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Business Funding Grows in Business Environments

May 5, 2015 By admin

A research study commissioned by O2 (Telefónica UK) demonstrates that startups that get involved in formal support programs have higher survival rates. As a startup or SME entrepreneur, if you’re still skeptical about the opportunities with IACs (incubators, accelerators & co-working spaces) perh...

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Get Business Funding 101: Did you consider all the options?

May 4, 2015 By admin

For those of you who are true, red-blooded, build-it-from-the-ground-up, hardcore entrepreneurs, there’s nothing like the energy that comes from growing your business idea into a functioning startup or small enterprise. There’s probably also nothing that saps your energy more than dealing with t...

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