The possibility of financing the recruitment of its employees, the redesign of its website or its research and development expenses is a key point for companies.
SME or VSE, find out how to finance your intangible assets more easily and develop yourself!
The value of a company is not based solely on its material assets (machines, computers, vehicles, etc.), but also on its intangible assets. Here, we find, research & development expenses, software, patents, or even the website.
These investments allow the company to improve its competitiveness not linked to price. Among other things, its image, and its ability to innovate. It is clear that these intangible investments have a positive impact on the profitability of the company.
The intangible financing of companies is therefore a key point . For specialists, this factor is even considered as an indicator of the progress of an economy. Because it contributes in particular to a country's exports and growth.
In France, in recent years, intangible investments have grown faster than tangible investments. They have been driven in particular by employee training, software purchasing and marketing.
Paradoxically, banking establishments finance tangible or real estate investments more easily than intangible investments. This is explained by the fact that banks have difficulty in matching this financing with guarantees.
In order to maximize their chances of obtaining a bank loan, entrepreneurs often have no other choice than to use a broker, who supports them in their search for financing and in negotiation.
Other solutions are however possible, in particular with regard to the financing offered by BPI France (Public Investment Bank). However, here the amounts are generally capped and attributed to certain profiles, more particularly industrial, innovative and exporting companies.
In conclusion, even if funding and aid are possible, they are not easy to obtain! This is why entrepreneurs often choose to self-finance the intangible . But this choice is not without consequences. Because it weakens the company's cash flow!
Crowdlending is a new financing solution, made possible since 2014 by the law on crowdfunding. These are individuals or companies who lend a sum of money to finance a business development project. The loaned amount is repaid to the lenders each month with interest. Thus, through crowdlending a company needing $ 100,000 to recruit 3 new employees will find its financing more quickly and simply .
Today, crowdlending (participatory loan) is a response adapted to the needs of VSEs and SMEs to finance their efforts in marketing, recruitment, research, or even training.
Crowdlending can, for example, make it possible to finance a very small enterprise wishing to train its employees in new technologies for an amount of $ 20,000.
The equity loan is a formula that appeals to both investors and companies. It is first and foremost a quick solution to financing needs. Once the file is complete, a final answer is delivered to the applicant within 48 hours . Faced with red tape, this formula is a real business accelerator.
In addition, thanks to the platforms dedicated to crowdlending, investors and entrepreneurs save precious time in formalities thanks to a fully online process. Finally, the largest platforms benefit from optimal visibility on the internet and in particular on social networks. This can make it possible to open the business to other clients or to lenders to play the role of ambassador on the project (s) they have financed.
Thanks to whimblegardens.co.uk, you can finance both the material needs and the intangible needs of your business. Get loans of $ 20,000 to € 2.5 million, ranging from 12 to 84 months from 2.40% .
Thanks to crowdlending, finance the training of your employees, R&D or even the redesign of your website . Solid support to boost your development and give wings to your projects!
whimblegardens.co.uk offers loans to companies in mainland France with at least 4 years of seniority.
Crowdlending is a new financing solution for the intangible needs of VSEs, SMEs, craftsmen, traders, liberal professions ...