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As crowdfunding continues to take off, CPAs can help small and medium-size enterprises navigate the complexities of this new sphere.
Clive Lewis FCA, head of enterprise at ICAEW, outlines the three main reasons for preparing a business plan and the key components to include.
IOSCO issued seven recommendations to make it easier for SMEs to access capital markets.
Provides recommendations for regulators to facilitate capital raising by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets.
New sources of funding for your clients—and your firm.
This article reviews a number of crowdfunding platforms to choose from depending on whether you are looking for donations, willing to offer equity or interested in handing out rewards.
Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises
April 30, 2015 - European Central Bank
Since 2009, the European Central Bank and European Commission have collaborated to assess the latest developments of the financing conditions of firms in the European Union.
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