This survey, undertaken by BMG Research for the British Business Bank, repeats the previous 2012 survey, to assess how small firms approach financial planning and raising finance.

We have extensively used the findings from this survey within our new Small Business Finance Markets 2014 report to assess how the market has changed since 2012.

Amongst the findings, this survey shows an increased awareness amongst smaller businesses of a number of alternative finance products, including peer-to-peer lending and crowdsourcing. The research also shows, however, that 2/3rds of small businesses contact only one finance provider when seeking finance.

SME Journey Towards Raising Finance 2014 Survey – Research Report

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