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Startup Funding and Grants

7 funding choices when it comes to financing your start-up

You’ve got some inspirational market insight and created the killer idea for a business. You can see where the revenue will come from, and with a healthy margin. But what about the investment you’ll need to get it up and running?


Minority-owned salons given access to funding during COVID-19

With salons expected to remain closed until July, SheaMoisture UK has stepped up to help minority-owned salons survive the crisis.


Government announces £35m fund to grow rural businesses

The Government has unveiled a £35m fund for rural businesses to create local jobs and boost productivity. Here's how to apply


Government awards £2m to boost productivity and tackle late payments

The Government has granted £2m to fund projects that are looking for solutions to solve common problems faced by small businesses.


Funding gap for women entrepreneurs hits £1.3tn

New research reveals a widening funding gap for women entrepreneurs, totting up to £1.3tn – but what is the situation like in the UK?

Alternative finance

One third of SMEs expect business funding to become more difficult post Brexit

Demand for external funding drops as businesses sit tight.


Government launches £2 million funding competition

A government funding competition allows small businesses to win a share of £2 million for productivity-boosting tech and management practices.


Goldman Sachs offering free programme to help small businesses succeed

Investment bank behemoth is offering a free programme for small businesses in the UK – here's how you apply.

Small Business Banking

NatWest pledges £1 billion in extra funding to SMEs

NatWest says that it will lend an extra £1 billion to small and medium sized enterprises over the next year.

Small Business Banking

Why the Bank Referral Scheme must do more for small businesses

Chirag Shah, CEO of Nucleus Commercial Finance, discusses why the Bank Referral Scheme, in its current guise, represents a flawed process.

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.


British SMEs face uncertain funding future

Thirty-five per cent of small businesses express concern over lack of funding options, most don't know the options available to them.

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