Business Finance

Information, guides and expert advice on small business finance topics. Useful knowledge to help you manage and understand company finances and find financing or funding solutions.


Growth Street wins over 600 investors in five months

The alternative business finance platform, Growth Street, grows quickly, picking up 600 investors through 2017.


Business and finance terminology stops almost half of UK SMEs applying for finance

Half of UK SMEs are so terrified by common business jargon that they avoid applying for finance all together, a study reveals.

Business Loans

How alternative finance can support an SME’s cash flow

Fleximize’s Peter Tuvey examines how a new wave of alternative lenders are helping small businesses tackle their biggest challenge – cash flow.

Business Loans

Going the distance to get proper financing

Here, we look how small businesses can take advantage of independent and P2P lenders for their financing needs.

Startup Funding and Grants

Exploring business finance: How appropriate debt choices can fuel ambitions

There are two broad ways to finance a business: an injection of equity or taking on debt. Here, we look at debt.


Small business owners rely on personal finances over loans

SME decision makers' personal finances are more greatly affected by their business than those in larger companies.

Startup Funding and Grants

The best way to finance your new business

Here are the pros and cons of borrowing money, selling a part of your business, or bootstrapping your way to growth, with an explanation of each option.

Alternative finance

Brits seek financial support from friends and family over banks

National research reveals British entrepreneurs held back by diminishing lines of credit and an inability to reach out to the Bank of Mum and Dad.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to raise finance if you sell on Amazon

Amazon is an important channel for many retailers, but companies selling on the platform can have a tough time raising money. Here, we give some advice.


SMEs struggle to secure finance as advice gap emerges

Suitable financial advice from high street banks and lenders remains elusive for UK SMEs, a new study finds.

Startup Funding and Grants

Small business, big plans: How to raise growth finance

Here, we look at the diversity in the alternative finance market and what small businesses can expect in today's funding landscape.


Invoice finance proving popular for small businesses

The total amount of lending UK businesses secured through invoice finance has passed the £20 billion barrier for the first time, hitting a record £20.3 billion this year, up 5 per cent from £19.3 billion last year.

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

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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