What is crowdfunding? | Startups: "With the economic downturn causing banks to tighten their purse strings, you may need to find alternative sources of funding to get your start-up off the ground. Indeed, 65% of entrepreneurs planned to seek alternative finance in 2012, according to a survey by Huddlebuy.
With this in mind, in December 2011 MP Vince Cable launched a taskforce to open fresh funding channels for small UK businesses – putting particular emphasis on the opportunities of crowdfunding.
What is crowdfunding and how does it work?"
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