But some countries are lagging behind.
"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.
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On top of traditional entrepreneurial finance channels, entrepreneurs have many other tools at their disposal.
EU adopts a new set of rules to boost crowdfunding and protect investors
Member states are responsible for authorising and supervising crowdfunding providers.
Francesca Passeri (ECN): “Crowdfunding, to foster economic growth in the post-pandemic world.”
But collaboration, education and research are pivotal to succeed.
Low-quality entrepreneurs seek funding from the crowd, study says
Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
EU recovery: A new capital markets union strategy to be released next Autumn
Europe wants to mobilise all the resources at its disposal to kickstart the economy, including its financial markets.
Tackling Coronavirus: EU Call for Action
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Invesdor Hires A New CEO and Plans Ahead
“I am convinced that we will come out of these changes as a real powerhouse in our industry,” Lasse Mäkelä says.
How Challenger Banks Are Changing Business Banking
SMEs are no longer limited to using a traditional high street bank.
The Challenges Faced by UK Entrepreneurs When Scaling Up
“To successfully scale is extremely costly.”
How Alternative Finance Can Help SMEs: A Case Example from Italy
How to trigger a new renaissance for Italy by leveraging alternative finance.
British SMEs like it equity
Appetite for equity finance growing in Britain.