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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.

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.

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 a new business

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.

News

Start-ups receive SEIS boost 

New companies raised £163.5 million via the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme last year, nearly double the £85.9 million raised in the first year of the scheme (2012/13).

News

Businesses using multiple methods of funding – but mostly personal savings

Three quarters of small companies have to use their personal savings as working capital, research finds.

Alternative finance

How I funded my fintech company 

Richard Prime discusses the lessons he learned during the funding mission for his company Sonovate, which provides finance to the contract recruitment industry.

Alternative finance

Ways to fund business growth for a small company

Phil Mitchell presents an updated look at the options for financing an early-stage company's growth.

Alternative finance

Has the Growth Voucher scheme helped small businesses?

Aaron Dicks assesses what the government's Growth Voucher initiative was aiming to do, how it has helped the companies that have used it and where the scheme's pitfalls were found.

Advice

Key strategies for SMEs to save money on foreign exchange

Jack Horton, CEO of Whites FX, presents some key strategies for all SMEs looking to save money on their foreign currency exchange.

Business management

Getting the credit you deserve as a small business

Here we look at the problem of small companies not being extended credit and what businesses can do to improve their credit score.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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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