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Equity Funding

Articles and guides exploring equity funding options for UK SMEs, a method of raising capital for a business by selling ownership stakes (equity), to investors in exchange for funds.

Funding your small business

6 business funding options for growth

We look at six funding options for growing your business. What is available and which option is right for you? Vicki Taylor explains.

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Startup Funding and Grants

Former Start-Up Series winner discusses his next funding round – Ed Bird, Bird Eyewear

By securing equity investment from The Start-Up Series competition, Ed Bird created a sustainable fashion eyewear business with a social conscience. Now, he's focused on the business' next funding round.

News

The Start-Up Series competition is back — a chance to secure up to £250,000 in equity funding

The Start-Up Series competition is back after a month's holiday, giving your business a chance to secure up to £250,000 in equity funding

Alternative finance

Pitalia Capital to invest £50m in small businesses

Equity fund can invest up to £10m each in growth capital for early stage businesses or management buyouts for mid-sized firms.

Crowdfunding for Business

Equity crowdfunding: The 12 things small businesses need to know

Equity crowdfunding is a method of alternative business finance that many businesses are pursuing today. Here are some top tips.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to tell if your business is right for private equity

Alex Fenton discusses how to tell if your business is right for private equity or if you should examine alternatives.

News

Small business appetite for equity finance increases

Small business appetite for long term equity-based finance has increased significantly in the last 12 months, research finds.

Alternative finance

Top tips for raising equity finance

Entrepreneur Guy Rigby offers guidance on preparing for fundraising.

Business Loans

Debt versus equity finance

Choosing between debt or equity finance, or a mixture of the two, could be the most important business decision you ever make. SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to entrepreneurs, financiers and advisers about the pros and cons of each.

News

Private equity goes global

The UK trails only to the US in terms of the size and success of its private equity industry, according to new research from global investment group Apax Partners and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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