Small Business Funding

The Small Business Funding archive.

Alternative finance

Alternative finance: Opportunities and risks 

Here's how alternative finance has stepped up to help companies get the funding they need.


Companies using personal funds to meet business goals 

Only one fifth of small businesses have used financial support, including business loans, invoice finance, peer-to-peer lending and finance leasing, in the last 12 months, research finds.


Fewer government-backed loans granted for SMEs

The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme is not reaching or supporting many businesses, with the number of SMEs receiving finance through the scheme dwindling year on year since 2009, research finds.


How to start and finance a business

David Taylor speaks to two different companies about starting up and funding their project.

Startup Funding and Grants

Are personal investors too emotionally attached to make a business impact?

Michael Hammond discusses the difference he experienced between raising money from family and friends and raising funds through private equity.

Startup Funding and Grants

Funding your e-commerce venture

Andrew Weaver discusses the options to consider when injecting cash into an early-stage e-commerce business.

Alternative finance

How your sector could influence the funding you choose

In this piece in association with Fundbird, Andrew Weaver of Lawyerfair discusses why it is important to find the backer or funding institution that is right for your sector.


Government launches research and development plan to boost small businesses

A new plan has been announced outlining how government will make it easier for small businesses investing in research and development to claim tax relief.

Startup Funding and Grants

A guide to raising money as a small business

If you're facing a funding challenge, the thoughts outlined in this article by Kevin Lonergan should help you formulate a plan of attack that doesn't leave you bankrupt or burning the candle at both ends.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to secure angel investment

Richard Prime secured angel funding for his company Sonovate. Here are some tips from him on going about it.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to raise funds for your new business: A definitive guide

Melanie Luff explores the options to bear in mind when looking for funding as a start-up.

Alternative finance

Invoice discounting as a liquidity source for SMEs

In this piece in association with Fundbird, Mark Thomas of C2FO looks at invoice discounting as a means of improving small companies' cash flow position.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience