With the state of the British business environment undergoing a shift currently;
small businesses continue to struggle to secure bank finance despite being more
creditworthy, so new forms of finance such as invoice trading and crowd funding
are growing more prevalent and empowering not only small businesses but also
allowing anyone to become an investor in a company.
The use of
technology such as cloud computing, smartphones and tablets are allowing small
businesses in particular, to be more flexible. This also includes the power of
social media and the opportunities it presents to SMEs to reach a huge audience
without the financial input.
This is why the fourth edition of Ingenious
Britain, suitably named ‘New Business Normal’ is a resource for any small
business by providing knowledge, advice from successful entrepreneurs including
James Caan and Julie Meyer, and transferable tips from large organisations that
can be used in any size business. Creditsafe will also be offering advice on the importance of
Ingenious Britain founder Mark Moore said, “The new
edition of the magazine looks at the formation and implications of a new small
business landscape. That landscape enables small businesses to raise finance and
establish much better cash flow without having to guarantee the house and the
family jewels to the bank. We’re calling the landscape the ‘New Business Normal’
and that encompasses some really interesting new services such as invoice
trading and crowd funding, which you can find out more about in the upcoming
The new edition of the magazine hits newsagents on Sunday
28th April as part of the Sunday Telegraph.