One of the most taxing tasks (excuse the pun) for start-ups is managing finances on a regular basis. Finding the financing that you need to take your start-up to the next level can feel like running a gauntlet.

There is a lot of competition out there, and it can feel like a futile exercise trying to stand out from the crowd. That’s why we’ve created this list of five key online financing resources that every start-up needs to know about – and utilise.

KickstarterFinancial Resources

You likely all know about this popular crowdfunding platform, and maybe you’ve even contributed to a friends’ project, or to a neat innovation you saw promoted on social media.

Why shouldn’t your innovation be the one to garner investment from the crowd?

Just remember, you MUST make good on any tangible rewards you promise your funders, or else you could end up blackballed by the business community and your potential client base.

Startupxplore

This platform is all about helping young start-ups to succeed, and it offers a comprehensive wealth of advice, information and help for anyone who is unsure how to secure financing.

In their own words, they are “a premium platform that offers investment opportunities in companies at an early stage but with great prospects for growth and profitability.” You can ask questions in the community forum, find a mentor, and gain all kinds of valuable knowledge from the regular Q&As.

Seedrs

Touting themselves as “equity crowd funding done properly,” Seedrs is a crowd funding platform with a difference. It is specifically aimed at entrepreneurs who need a boost of funding from mentors in their field.

This site is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about investor relations, funding rounds and equity crowd funding.

The CFO Blog

This blog, created and written by CFO expert Samuel Dergel, is an invaluable resource. If you are ready to take the leap and promote a CFO, you need to read this website – he gives you all of the information you need before you go any further.

He seamlessly blends management tips with actionable financial advice. Brilliant – take advantage of his knowledge.

UHY Hacker Young

Getting started and want advice from a self-described “ambitious and growing network” of young, dynamic accountants? Do you want to take advantage of their experience in tax issues, accountancy for start-ups and corporate finance?

You need to head to UHY Hacker Young – reading this site feels like you are picking the brain of a really learned friend. Find someone who you think you will really gel with? You can hire them directly from the site.

 

What are your top financing resources for start-up success? Share them with us in the comment section below!