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SME funding: where to find the money
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There are an increasing number of ways for SMEs to fund their business, but plenty of challenges too. Gavin McLoughlin discusses the sector with a series of SME lenders.

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Sunday Independent on the 17th of April 2016: A company which helps small and medium businesses connect with a wider variety of sources of finance has launched a new and updated funding platform.

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FundSME CEO Nollaig Fahy tells Independent.ie about the new SME funding website and about the FundSME upcomming event in the RDS on Thursday 28th May. 

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Where can you get funding? 

Access to credit can be one of the most difficult hurdles for any SME to jump. Although the statistics have improved in recent months, nearly a third of SMEs who apply for credit from their banks are refused funding.

 

Read it all here!

http://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/fundsme/where-can-an-irish-startups-get-vital-funding-31219887.html

 

What type of funding suits your needs?

What are the different ways you can get funded? It's a question not many SME owners consider, usually taking the option to go straight to a bank. However, there are several equally effective ways of securing funding that can fit your business better than getting a loan from a bank. We take a look at some of the different methods of funding an SME

 

Read it all here!

http://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/fundsme/get-equity-or-go-online-the-ways-to-fund-your-firm-31219885.html

Bank of Ireland delighted to participate in FundSME

Bank of Ireland recently announced that new credit approvals to SMEs to the end of March 2015 were almost €1.24bn, up 24pc on the same period last year.

 

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http://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/fundsme/bank-of-ireland-sees-appetite-for-credit-continue-to-grow-31219896.html

Linkedfinance aims to raise €20million for businesses

Linked Finance is an Irish-owned alternative finance company, established over two years ago and operating in the Peer to Peer lending sector.

 

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http://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/fundsme/linked-finance-aiming-to-help-the-crowd-to-raise-20m-31219894.html

Renatus Capital Partners seek suitable SMEs to invest €1m-€3m 

Renatus Capital is a newly formed specialist SME equity fund founded by Brendan Traynor, pictured, and Mark Flood.

 

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http://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/fundsme/renatus-capital-hoping-to-find-suitable-firm-for-investment-at-fundsme-conference-31219890.html

FundSME Event generates funding pledges up to €20million

The founder of a website to help SMEs get capital said that the first iteration of the firm's annual conference will result in as much as €20m in funding being committed to small businesses.

 

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http://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/fundsme/up-to-20m-pledged-at-fundsme-conference-31262014.html

IRELAND’S NEW SME LENDING PORTAL GOES LIVE

Businesses across the U.K. are struggling with late payments from their suppliers, forcing lawmakers to introduce new legislation to protect SMEs, and part of that regulation is set to include new rules that would require big banks that reject small businesses applying for loans to refer them to alternative lenders.

 

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http://www.pymnts.com/news/b2b-payments/2015/irelands-new-sme-lending-portal-goes-live/#.VXcEM_nBzGf

The FundSME Team

Patrick Keaney: Patrick is a corporate finance specialist and brings extensive consulting experience with business development, mergers and acquisitions. He is a qualified chartered accountant.  He is the former Group financial manager of Associated Newspapers in London and Euromoney.

 

Nollaig Fahy: Nollaig is an SME entrepreneur with 27 years’ experience. When his career in architecture ended prematurely in the1980s recession emigration beckoned. Refusing to accept it as his only option he decided to stay in Ireland and try start up a business. Armed with a plan, self-belief, savings, bank loan, supportive family and friends he began his journey into the world of business.

 

Eoghan O Neachtain: Eoghan has extensive experience in media and corporate affairs. He is special corporate adviser to ERVIA, he was Government Press Secretary to the Irish Governments from 2007 until 2011 serving three different Governments and Taoisaigh. Previously, he was Public Affairs Manager for the ESB (Ireland's largest utility company). He also served in the Defence Forces, one of the many appointments I held included Defence Forces Press Officer.

 

John Keaney: John has  20 years experience as owner/manager of numerous SMEs from start-up phase through to exit.  These have been areas of technology, transport, contact centres and communications..  Throughout his years with these companies he has been first hand knowledge of most types of finance including standard business loans through to Business Angel finance, venture capital and asset finance.

 

Sam Lannin: Sam is a talented computer website designer with substantial experience working with established and start-up businesses. With degrees in Marketing, Business and Computer's. his problem solving and know-how abilities are invaluable to FundSME. 

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