When Should You Apply for Business Financing?

When Should You Apply for Business Financing?

Building and nurturing a successful business requires a good amount of working capital. The funds can come from private assets, investments, or financing from banks or peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platforms. But when is the right time to apply for business financing? There are 3 situations that would call for more …

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Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Product

Choosing the Right Crowdfunding Product

Interested in raising capital through crowdfunding? We’re not surprised. After all, crowdfunding comes with some pretty sweet advantages. The crowdfunding process is quick and simple – often entirely online. Because crowdfunding requires no collateral, it is a great alternative to traditional financing products. There are three major forms of crowdfunding: …

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Traditional Financial Institutions vs P2P Financing Platforms

Traditional Financial Institutions vs P2P Financing Platforms

P2P financing platforms are changing views on financing, both personal and business financing. These days, bank financing is no longer the only available choice for raising capital, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Malaysia, in particular, has regulated P2P financing – the first ASEAN country to do so, although …

Calculating How Much Financing You Need

Calculating How Much Financing You Need

Every business needs plenty of funds and working capital to grow and evolve. There are many ways to get more working capital, from bank financing to P2P financing. But how much more funding do you need, exactly? Calculating how much financing you need requires precision. You may be tempted to …

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4 Steps to Optimize Your Chance for SME Financing Approval

4 Steps to Optimize Your Chance for SME Financing Approval

No matter the economic climate, whether bright or gloomy, SME owners should always manage their working capital well; sufficient working capital is the key to business development. But gaining more working capital is not easy, especially if you were thinking of applying for SME financing. Rejections may be a reality …

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The 5 Best Funding Options for SMEs

5 funding options useful for SMEs

55% of Malaysian SMEs require more funds to operate their businesses. While bank financing can be a good option for SMEs to gain more working capital, there are now alternative funding options. Such alternatives are helpful for small businesses; if they are rejected by one investor, they can try another …

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How P2P Financing Can Support Malaysian SMEs

Malaysian SMEs contribute to 33% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 58% of the national workforce. By 2020, Malaysia also aims to push SME contribution to GDP to 41% and SME contribution to national exports at 23%. Despite being the backbone of the economy and government ambitions to …