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Financing

The financing channel looks at the different small business funding options available to start-up companies and established SME businesses looking to grow. Read a wealth of guides and tips to help manage your accounts and cash flow better, views on the future of business banking and where to source alternative finance.

Best business bank accounts for sole traders

We’ve rounded up some of the best business bank accounts created with sole traders in mind

Small Business Banking

Business Loans

Getting small business loans with bad credit

Even a small business owner with bad credit may need to borrow unexpectedly for stock or a sudden car repair. Where can you turn to for a small business loan with bad credit?

Small Business Banking

Should I use a personal bank account for my small business?

James Trowell of Coconut explains the implications of using your personal account for your small business banking.

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Why you need a business bank account

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Funding your small business

What are the best business bank accounts in the UK?

Make the right decision about your small business bank account, whether you're just starting out or you're more established

Small Business Banking

Small business banking: A complete guide

Christoph Tutsch, founder and CEO of ONPEX, reveals everything you need to know about small business banking, from opening an account to seeking a loan.

Government Grants

Business grants in Wales

If you are looking to start your own business in Wales or already run one, you could be eligible for a range of Welsh business grants

Financing

Small business grant winner: Interview with Studio Flox

Kal Watrobski of upholstery business Studio Flox will use her grant money on accountancy and social media assistance

Government Grants

Business grants in Wales

If you are looking to start your own business in Wales or already run one, you could be eligible for a range of Welsh business grants

Financing

Small business grant winner: Interview with Studio Flox

Kal Watrobski of upholstery business Studio Flox will use her grant money on accountancy and social media assistance

Government Grants

How to find grants for training courses

Eligibility for grants is usually dependent on the size of your company, where it is based and what you want to use the money for

Business Loans

Alternative business funding for small businesses

For the third year in a row, challenger banks account for a higher share of gross lending to small businesses than the ‘big five’ banks

Accounting

What is the VAT threshold?

At what point does your small business have to start paying VAT? Should you voluntarily pay VAT? And what are legitimate ways to stay under the VAT threshold?

Government Grants

Applying for a small business grant – everything you need to know

We'll take you through what type of small business grant you should apply for, how to prepare and how to increase your chance of success.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats