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Three Fifths of Start-ups Have Tried and Failed to Secure Traditional Financial Investment

1 September 2014

According to a new study conducted by the UK's largest Angel Network, as many as half of UK start-up businesses have tried and subsequently failed to secure substantial financial investment from a traditional source, such as bank loans or by selling shares.


Two Thirds of Businesses Prioritise Expertise over Money When Seeking Investment

13 August 2014

It has been revealed that, while traditional forms of investment focus on the financial offering, two thirds of small business owners are actually seeking business expertise as much as money. Furthermore, over half believe that there is not enough business mentoring available, and a quarter of those who have received funding have been turned away when asking their lender for advice.


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