The sector of small and medium-sized businesses comprises- in terms of quantity- is the dominant group of traders, although it faces a number of significant development barriers, among which we should indicate such environmental barriers as market barriers, management problems, and capital constraints. It is important to emphasize that the problems of lack of access to external financing sources are one of the key problems restraining the process of formation and development of business in practically all countries of the world, including Poland. People who start running their own business every day encounter the problem of the capital gap, also called the Macmillan gap, a gap between the demand for capital and its supply in the economy. According to the research, 87% of Polish SMEs have used their own resources first to finance investments. Luckily, the European Union helps beginner businessmen, and also a network of business angels, who fill the capital gap by their activities. Benefits of cooperation between the company and the angel are definitely mutual.
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