Author:Real Business

Crowdfunding: a legal update

What is the legal landscape like for crowd funding? We asked a solicitor to give up an update.   Crowdfunding provides a means for businesses to raise capital in return for equity via online platforms. Given the user-friendly nature and mass market appeal of the platforms, supporters of crowdfunding...

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5 Alternative Funding Options

Recently, the British Bankers Association revealed data showing deposit and lending to SMEs by postcode across Britain. This data showed a total increase in deposits from £7bn in 2011 to £126bn in 2012 and a fall in lending balances from £105bn to £100bn over the same period....

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How to successfully crowdfund a business

Indiegogo has helped fund businesses from the Cat Café in London to the gravity light and a film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Co-founder Danae Ringelmann explains how to successfully crowdfund a business idea. More and more, crowdfunding is becoming the business world’s incubation platform — they’ve turned...

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Crowdfunding vs Nanny

How can crowdfunding drive business growth when the FSA insist that investors need protecting from themselves? The City Grump urges crowdfunders to apply the law of KISS: Keep it Simple, Stupid. What was probably the first conference on crowdfunding in the UK took place last week....

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