Business Funding

Articles, news and advice on business funding topics for UK SMEs.


BGF pitches £15bn growth fund for struggling businesses post-coronavirus

BGF joins growing number of finance elders calling for creation of public/private equity fund to invest in viable start-ups.


How I secured my first round of seed funding – podcast

Anna Jordan meets Michael Rossman, company director of EnergyBillKill, to discuss how he secured his first round of seed funding.

Business Loans

Match funding: a strategic way to use award win money

Here, Charlie Paton of Seawater Greenhouse talks about the inner workings and requirements of match funding after winning an award.

Business Loans

Why it’s time to look online for business funding

Here, Peter Tuvey of Fleximize examines the key benefits of alternative finance compared to bank loans.

Startup Funding and Grants

The business of self-funding

Here, Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve, discusses how you can go about self-funding your own business.

Startup Funding and Grants

Be flexible with funding if you want to see your business boom

Flexibility with funding sources is the key to securing long-term success in business, says Louis-James Davis, founder of VST Enterprises.

Alternative finance

Finding the suitable source of funding at different business growth phases

The only stage in the life cycle of your business that may not require funding is the idea generation stage. All other business growth stages require cash injections and the amount needed increases as your business grows.

Setting up a company

How one company used alternative funding as a core business strategy

In this piece, Reginald Larry-Cole shares his experiences of launching a business using alternative funding.


New fund launched offering billions to SMEs

HSBC has announced an £8 billion fund set up specifically to help the UK's small and medium-sized businesses.

Alternative finance

Will social funding change small business finance?

Rory Earley, CEO of Capital for Enterprise, investigates the emergence of a social funding marketplace for small companies.

Crowdfunding for Business

Funding, cubed

Crowdcube provides a platform for entrepreneurs of startups and growing businesses to connect with potential investors. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to co-founder Luke Lang.

Startup Funding and Grants

Risking It All expert gives funding advice

Julia Chanteray, resident business expert on Channel 4's Risking It All programme, founded business advice and mentoring service The Joy of Business to help small firms through the difficult early years of growth. SmallBusiness.co.uk caught up with Chanteray and asked her to share some pearls of wisdom on the funding routes available for small firms.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers