Raising Finance for Europe’s Small & Medium-Sized Businesses - A Practical Guide to Obtaining Loan, Bond and Equity Funding
This guide provides practical information to SMEs across Europe on how to raise finance from a variety of sources. Available in several European languages, the guide will help many European entrepreneurs make educated choices about what type of funding their business needs. Loans provided by both banks and non-banks, including alternative forms such as invoice discounting, trade finance and leasing, and bond issuance for larger SMEs, as well as equity issuance, including IPOs, venture capital, private equity, P2P platforms and crowd funding, can all provide cash to existing and growing businesses. This is the first pan-European guide to SME finance and includes an extensive directory of national and pan-European organisations and schemes that provide SME support.