The fact that "The chief cause of small business failures- after management error - is lack of capital." is of major concern considering that statistics from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills indicate that small and medium businesses comprise almost half of the UK’s Gross National Product and are a rapidly growing sector of the economy. Thus, the general economy is substantially affected by small business economics and their critical dependency on adequate capital resources . This is why real alternative sources in seed finance are needed to facilitate entrepreneurial ventures that have difficulties raising capital from traditional sources such as bank loans, venture capitalists and business angels; one available option is crowdfunding.
I am conducting some research into crowdfunding in the U.K. One part of my research is to gain a perspective of opinions from entrepreneurs/investors/lenders/platforms/interested parties, it would be great if you could help with this aim by completing a crowdfunding questionnaire at: http://www.surveytool.com/s/crowdfunding