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Crowdfunding Records and Milestones and Crowdfunding for Charities – BFB Epsd 125

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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We start off this Bulletin with a look at a record-breaking crowdfunding equity campaign via Crowdcube for children’s pre-paid debit card provider, Go Henry. The amount raised, which was twice the sum originally planned for, has sparked a debate about the maximum amounts which can be raised via crowdfunding platforms.

Turning to debt crowdfunding, we have news from South West based lender, Folk2Folk, which has passed a new milestone in terms of money lent.

New research from NESTA, the innovation foundation, reveals that unlike businesses, the charitable sector is not taking full advantages of the benefits which come from raising money via crowdfunding. We look at what the barriers and benefits are of using this form of fundraising.

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Alternative Finance in 2015, Asset Finance and Business Confidence – Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 109

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin a look back at 2015 in the alternative finance and crowdfunding market. The latest annual report from NESTA, Pushing Boundaries, provides an insight into how crowdfunding continued to grow in 2015.

If you are looking for an asset finance facility to fund your growth plans there’s news of a funding boost for the alternative lender LDF provided by the British Business Bank.

Xero, the cloud accounting software service, asked business owners what they thought the key ingredient for a successful business is. The entrepreneurs also shared their top three business pain-points. Do you suffer from any (or all) of these three barriers to growth?

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week when to comes to raising business finance, what influence do past business successes or failures have?

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Business Finance Bulletin: Episode 9

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , ,
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Posted on 23.12.2013, by Rob Warlow

In the latest Business Finance Bulletin video I look at the crowdfunding market and talk about two surveys carried out by Nesta and business crowdfunder, Funding Knight. As we close 2013 I also share 3 key priorities for you and your business to focus on in 2014.


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