Crowdfunding

With the perceived reluctance of the high street banks to lend to start-up businesses, coupled with the increase in the use of social media both by individuals and companies, a new online market has been created to bring lenders and borrowers together.

What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the establishment of a number of internet platforms or sites where businesses requiring funding are brought together with potential investors or lenders.

Is it suitable for me as a Business?

For a business, crowdfunding comes in three ways, the provision of loans either secured on company or personal assets or through debt factoring arrangements, the provision of funding via equity especially for new start-ups or established companies bringing new products or technologies to the market.

What can Whiting & Partners do for you?

  • Identify instances where Crowdfunding maybe the preferred option for funding.
  • Identify a suitable platform where chances for full funding are maximised.
  • Work with you in (re)structuring your business, improving your credit rating and strengthen your balance sheet to achieve a listing on your chosen funding platform.
  • Create a business plan to appeal to the widest possible range of lenders and investors and help you with your pitch.


 
Latest Blogs in Crowdfunding
 
Richard Alecock
1st September 2020 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

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Jason Jones
9th October 2015 Alternative Finance

The Banks that like to say ‘No’: Raise finance through CrowdFunding instead. The green shoots have sprouted, the UK economy is on the rise and it’s never been a better time to start that expansion programme you were considering before the recession. However, you’ve seen your bank manager and they’ve DECLINED your funding application. All…

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Chris Kelly
9th August 2014 Crowdfunding Certification

PRESS RELEASE:  Whitings Accredited as Member of Association of Crowdfunding Experts. Full press release: Click Here Blog entry by: Chris Kelly

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