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Funding your small business

Funding your small business has to be the biggest question for any entrepreneur. Should you borrow from friends and family? Or is it wise to take out a bank loan? Maybe you’re thinking about a crowdfunding campaign. And exactly what grants are available out there for new business owners to help them get started? SmallBusiness.co.uk is working with a panel of trusted partners to help you find the right finance for your business.

Read our guides to find everything you need to know about financing your new business in one handy place. From choosing the best business bank account to how to run a crowdfunding campaign and demystifying invoice finance. Plus our comprehensive guide to small business grants with special standalone sections on green grants and Scottish funding grants.

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now – UPDATED

In need of some funding for your small business? These grants should give you a boost, wherever you're based in the UK

Funding your small business

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

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Business Loans

Bounce Back Loan repayment calculator – how much will your loan cost?

How much will your Bounce Back Loan cost? Use our Bounce Back Loan calculator to find out

Business Loans

What happens if I can’t repay my Bounce Back Loan?

If my company goes bust, do I still have to repay the Bounce Back Loan? And what happens if I need more time to repay my small business debt?

Funding your small business

Norah Coelho of PayPal Q&A: ‘Getting access to finance is incredibly important’

PayPal Working Capital has seen a 60 per cent spike in UK small business lending year-on-year. Norah Coelho tells Small Business how it works.

Crowdfunding for Business

How to launch a successful crowdfunding platform

In this guide, we provide three quick tips to give your crowdfunding platform the best chance of success.

Alternative finance

What is invoice finance?

Here, Conrad Ford details what it means for your small business to take out invoice finance.

Funding your small business

One year on from Funding for Lending: small business outlook

James Benamor assesses the business finance climate 12 months on from the introduction of the government scheme that aimed to stimulate business lending.

Funding your small business

Will the Funding for Lending scheme take off?

The latest government inititative intends to prise money out of the banks' coffers and into small and medium-sized businesses, but will it succeed?

Funding your small business

Dragons’ Den’s Evan Davis on raising finance

Evan Davis, presenter of BBC TWO's Dragons' Den and the BBC economics editor, believes there is no use complaining about the struggle to raise finances when starting up a new company. For Davis, it's simply part of the entrepreneur's lot.

Funding your small business

Ten ways to finance your business

The bank is not your only port of call when it comes to raising funds to start your business. Find out the options available to you.

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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