As most people are aware businesses are turning away from the traditional forms of financing such as the banks and are looking elsewhere when it comes to funding their businesses. This article http://bit.ly/1BVGQfl contains the results of research, which has been carried out on this subject. They found that nearly two-thirds of small business owners believe the demand for alternative forms of financing, such as crowdsourcing and property finance, will increase over the next two years. It also states that the business finance landscape has changed for good and demand for alternative finance is set to go from strength to strength over the coming years. Interestingly there are regional variations as to the level of take up in respect of alternative forms of financing within the UK.