If you have a big idea, but you don't have the cash to make it happen, then why not ask a stranger for the money?
More and more people are now bidding for funding on the internet, raising hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of pounds for projects like starting up a business or making a film.
It's called "crowd funding" and it's taking the South by storm. Sarah Cooper's been finding out how it works.
The old Pfizer site in Sandwich in Kent has been shortlisted for up to £6m in government funding. It's one of twelve enterprise zones which will benefit from the £100m scheme.
The money will be used to refurbish and fit out three empty buildings so they can be used by businesses and create jobs for the local economy. ITV Meridian spoke to Communities Minister, Kris Hopkins MP...
The Isle of Wight Council's Director of Economy and Environment will attend a meeting with the Isle of Wight Technology Group to discuss opportunities for local businesses on the Island.
The Technology Group is made up from Island based Electronics and Engineering companies.
The Group was set up by the Island's MP, Andrew Turner, to raise the profile of the Island businesses and the challenges they face, such as recruitment and expansion.
The leader of Hastings Borough Council has said the planned reduction in the council's central government funding is 'close to our worst case scenario'. Hastings is due to have it's budget slashed by 14%. The average cut to other authorities in the south is 1.7%
Hastings Borough Council will receive the largest reduction in central government funding of any council in the south east. Hastings' pot of money will reduce in size by 14% - far more than the average of 1.7% for other authorities.
The money is being donated by the Freemason's Grand Charity which is giving money to 22 air ambulances across the country.
People with learning difficulties in West Sussex are to benefit from thousands of pounds worth of grants handed out by their local council.
Over £73,000 is being split between 16 projects including new football training sessions and animation workshops for people with autism.