For additional ease of use there is a section at the back of the Directory which lists every company in alphabetical order: by name; address; telephone number; website address; and in most cases a contact email address.
Each section or chapter has a brief introduction along with a description of the industry sector and type of finance, funding or support available.
We have been very lucky in being able to persuade some of the leading market professionals, who represent different segments of the finance and funding industry, and they have provided some very informative in-depth articles which will allow you an insight into their particular specialist industry, along with some tips and guidelines. We are sure you will find these articles to be both useful and instructive in your quest for funding.
The key to success in raising funding nowadays is very much about identifying the different areas within your company for which a number of funding options will apply, and then mixing and matching between them all to provide a comprehensive package and solution specifically designed to meet your company’s or client’s needs.
It can be quite surprising how many businesses and individuals are truly unaware of the options available to them, and in a lot of cases areas such as asset-based lending, can provide out-of-the-box/alternative solutions that move beyond the traditional financial and funding offerings.
We would strongly urge the use of support professionals such as consulting firms, accountancy firms, legal practices and insolvency practitioners, when looking at the options available.
Insolvency practitioners and legal practices can be particularly useful if a company is financially stressed and unable to obtain funding from traditional sources without first restructuring the business. These organisations can provide valuable advice in putting together the right platform or arrangement, thus enabling other aspects of the funding options available to be brought into play and meet the needs of the company as a whole.
It is often best to write down your financial requirements first, as this will allow you to piece together the different areas or segments of funding that will be included in your proposal. It is also key to ensure that your financial projections are accurate so that when making an application, or indeed discussing your proposal in the first instance, you are able to provide a clear and concise picture.
We do hope that the information contained within this Directory will provide you with all of the insight and information you require to make a successful application for funding, and that your research needs are catered for in the initial instance.