What you need to know: The crowdfunding industry will likely continue its move forward in 2017 because SME confidence is high, as well as government support. It will build its strength from the focus of both the public and private sectors on finance. Yet, greater awareness and education are essential for businesses to understand the depth of funding pool in the United Kingdom.

Why it is important: Crowdfunding is not only for startups. Businesses may consider taking advantage of the platform if they are aware of what they can obtain from it. The crowdfunding sector can help businesses with financial problems gain access to funds.

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