Nesta New Radicals collaborate to bring business success

Having been named as a New Radical by Nesta – the UK’s drivers of innovation and new thinking, helping to bring great ideas to market – Crowdfunder is extraordinarily proud to watch as another is benefiting from our bustling business and crowdfunding community.Mazí Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and employing migrant and refugee[…]

#StopPress: How crowdfunding saved our business

 Self-starter magazine faced closure but was saved by £10,000 in 24-hour fundraising driveJobs of three employees aged 30 and under saved, as well as work of regular freelancersIndustry will keep vital original voice as a resultCompany hopes to highlight plight of small businesses with regard to bank lending, business support Find out what it’s like to[…]

Crowdfunder attracts new ideas – perfect for innovative app Ask Amy

As a start-up group of volunteers, the team behind Ask Amy found it tricky to access more traditional sources of funding. So Crowdfunder was the perfect way to get the cash injection they needed for their innovative app. Ask Amy is an easy, approachable way for anyone – but particularly young people – to find out[…]

The road to success thanks to AutoTrader and Crowdfunder

What do flowers, AutoTrader and Crowdfunder have in common? Successful business –Blank Flowers!  In 2013, young entrepreneur Blanka, after training from The Prince’s Trust, was ready to run with her new business but the only thing slowing Blanka down was a lack of transport which she needed to help her to bulk-buy plants from the flower[…]

Made in Hackney – how crowdfunding created the legacy

Many community-changing projects are launched with the backing of the Big Lottery, or one of the other fantastic funding bodies that enable such innovation across the UK, such as Creative England, or Nesta, but what happens when the grant ends? How do these projects find a sustainable financial future to continue their work in the communities across the country? How do these projects continue to raise their profile and engage with the people around them? How do they create their legacy?

Stop wasting money – start raising some!

Susan Varano wrote a short guest blog for us about they need to start raising money for your business. Susan believes that people should stop wasting it start thinking about energy, office space, trade shows and most importantly crowdfunding! Take a read . . .

Let’s get young people crowdfunding!

We recently caught up with Lorraine Allman, author of Enterprising Child, to hear her thoughts on getting young people crowdfunding and enabling them to take their creative ideas forward. Lorraine is also mum of our most famous crowdfunder yet, Dylan, at only seven years old!.