Small Business Funding

The Small Business Funding archive.

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 Ideas & Planning

The actual statistics of small business success

Here, we look at what common success rate stats mean and how they should be interpreted if you want to start your own company.


Small companies urged to be cautious of rise in online financiers

Small and medium-sized UK companies have been warned about the growing number of bandwagon lenders and 'flatpack' finance providers that are flooding the market.


Small business EIS investment increases year on year 

The number of investments made into UK small businesses through the tax efficient EIS scheme rose by 11 per cent from 122,320 in 2013/14 to a record 135,445 in 2014/15

Alternative finance

Why small business lending alternatives are the next big thing 

Here are a few of the biggest drivers behind the slowdown in small business lending and the rise of small business lending alternatives.

Startup Funding and Grants

Top options for financing your new business

It is essential that you know all the options available to you when funding your company.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime