Providing funding for innovative SMEs

Providing funding for innovative SMEs
Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Economic & Social Research Council
Publisher
ESRC
Date of publication
1 July 2012
Series
Evidence Briefings
Subject(s)
Small business & enterprise: the practicalities of running a small business and the theory of entrepreneurship, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This evidence briefing highlights the findings, and their relevance in key policy areas, of a Work Foundation report, 'The Discouraged Economy', supported by NESTA and building on ESRC-funded research, which identified two categories of SMEs without access to funding from banks: higher-risk firms and firms without collateral. The report was submitted as evidence to the Independent Commission on Banking July 2011.

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