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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.

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

Financing

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.

Small Business Banking

How to assess your bank

Here, we explore the questions that you as a business should be asking in order to assess your bank

Business Loans

How to get funding for your business with The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust could give you with a useful mix of funding and mentoring as well as getting to grips with cashflow forecasting.

Accounting

What expenses can I claim through my business?

Darren Fell, managing director of Crunch Accounting, discusses what costs can be claimed as a small business.

Business Loans

How to get funding for your business with The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust could give you with a useful mix of funding and mentoring as well as getting to grips with cashflow forecasting.

Accounting

What expenses can I claim through my business?

Darren Fell, managing director of Crunch Accounting, discusses what costs can be claimed as a small business.

Alternative finance

Is your business a good candidate for a merchant cash advance?

Merchant cash advance is the fastest-growing area of business funding, enabling businesses to raise working capital against till sales. It’s a new way of funding driven by technology.

Accounting

What are business rates? A guide for small businesses

What are business rates, how much are they and do tenants have to pay them? Sophie Attwood of Colliers answers your questions

Accounting

Hiring an accountant: a small business guide

Julie Corkish, ICAEW’s head of practice, explains what small business owners should consider when hiring an accountant.

Accounting

Best UK small business accounting software – review guide

It’s never been easier or more affordable to manage your tax and accounting using small business accounting software - find the best accounting package for your needs below

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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