Funding fair for RDS


A NEW fair for businesses looking for funding will be held in the RDS in Dublin 4 this Thursday.

The FundSME fair attempts to answer an age-old question for companies which want to raise money but are unable to borrow from banks.

Organisers say a survey they commissioned shows that nearly nine in 10 SMEs found sourcing this type of investment difficult and nearly six in 10 found it extremely difficult.

Access to working capital was the second biggest barrier for SMEs especially for micro-enterprises with fewer than 10 employees.

Attending the Expo will be among others, Tom O'Reilly vice president of Sales at Linked Finance (above).