Small Business Funding

Articles and guides on Small Business Funding options, covering traditional sources such as government grants, bank loans, lines of credit, and personal savings, as well as alternative financing methods like crowdfunding, angel investors, and invoice finance.


Small business investment fell by 11% in 2022, as market conditions worsen 

Situation for small businesses trying to raise equity even worse this year, with 28% decline in first three months of this year, compared with last quarter of 2022


Managing your business finances for growth

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How to control your small business cashflow

In this practical webinar with PayPal, our experts cover everything from common cashflow problems to your different financing options...


Small business startup funding

Startup funding for any small business can be a minefield. Here’s a guide to the options available to get you through those early days

Funding your small business

Improving your small business credit rating

Although you may be aware of your personal credit score, many business owners aren’t as familiar with their business credit score. Here, we look at what one is, why it’s important and how you can use it to your advantage to grow your business

Alternative finance

Qardus opens Islamic finance to small business for first time

Crowdfunding platform hopes to arrange up to £2.5m worth of Islamic finance for SMEs over coming year

Alternative finance

Using Islamic finance for your small business – what is it?

Around 3.4m Muslims live in Britain, many of whom own their own firm. What is Islamic finance and how can you use it in your small business?


How to win £150,000 for your beauty business start-up

A new £150,000 funding competition has opened for beauty businesses who are based in the UK. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply


Two in five small businesses don’t have enough access to finance

Over half of small businesses do not have any finance in place at all, with overdrafts being most popular choice for those that do

Alternative finance

SMEs seek out new sources of funding as traditional routes dry up

More SMEs are turning to alternative finance sources but they can be faced with indeterminable jargon. We decode the key terms.

Buying and selling a company

Financing the purchase of a small business

Here, we provide some options for people thinking about buying an existing company.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to find funding for your small business

Here is an exhaustive list of all the small business funding options you should pursue for your company's growth.

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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