Finance Sources for Small and Growing Businesses in the UK Term Paper by Nicky

Finance Sources for Small and Growing Businesses in the UK
This essay discusses the current status of financing small and growing business in the UK and suggests new methods of financing.
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This essay discusses potential financial sources for small and growing business in the UK in light of the slumping economy. The essay discusses traditional methods of financing a business including loans and grants; however, the essay sheds light on new methods of finance, specifically loans from Universities. It outlines the growing trend of University lending in the UK. The essay argues that the development of small business in the UK should be encouraged and not allowed to go under because of an economic slump.

From the Paper:

"Most of the SMEs in the UK today are start-ups that have their basis in universities or they have found a way to fill a niche that had not previously been addressed. Because of this they are small but they are growing. Businesses that are first starting out and businesses that are growing and getting larger often cannot do it on their own and they are therefore looking for funding from virtually any and all sources. This has become a popular trend, and it is seen in Europe as well as in the United States. The governments of many areas are now encouraging arrangements between universities and industries because they see service to the industrial world and to society as well as being part of the university mission (Dahlqvist, Davidsson & Wiklund, 2000)."

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