"Businesses are looking to put their money where it matters – their offering to customers and their people." Jeremy Over, a partner of Moore Barlow, commented on a recent survey according to which SMEs are more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, like crowdfunding.
On top of traditional entrepreneurial finance channels, entrepreneurs have many other tools at their disposal.
Member states are responsible for authorising and supervising crowdfunding providers.
But collaboration, education and research are pivotal to succeed.
Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
Europe wants to mobilise all the resources at its disposal to kickstart the economy, including its financial markets.
With a budget of €164 million, this call is “bottom up”, meaning there are no predefined thematic priorities
“I am convinced that we will come out of these changes as a real powerhouse in our industry,” Lasse Mäkelä says.
SMEs are no longer limited to using a traditional high street bank.
“To successfully scale is extremely costly.”
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