Options for Financing SMEs - eLearning

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As it has got harder for SMEs to get finance from banks, the small business financing market has become much more diverse, with scores of new providers and a growing range of products. There's more choice which has made the market much more complex and difficult to navigate. Understanding what's available and what products are suitable for different businesses is crucial for you to provide good advice.

This course looks at the range of financing options available and helps you decide which ones are right for you and your clients.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:
• Understand your options when it comes to financing growth in an SME.
• Navigate the complex ‘alternative finance’ market for SMEs.
• Demonstrate a good basic knowledge of the main debt and working capital products available to smaller companies.
• Understand issues around security and loan terms.
• Understand the major sources of equity finance and the conditions that accompany them.
• Understand any regulatory and technological issues that are shaping the financing market.

This course will raise your awareness of the various financing options for your organisation.

No prerequisites.

No materials distributed.

No assessments required.


Topic: Corporate Finance

Sub-Topic: Finance Management

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

CPD: Upto 4 hours