Small Business Funding

The Small Business Funding archive.

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.

Business Loans

When the need for short-term finance rears its head

Here, in association with Everline, we look at the requirement of small businesses to consider a short-term loan and why an online operator may be the answer.

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. 


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.

Alternative finance

What the alternative finance sector must learn from the banks

Paul Mildenstein discusses the key principles to which alternative financiers should adhere in order to safeguard the future of the sector.

Startup Funding and Grants

How three small businesses raised money and grew

Here, we look at three companies at different stages of development, how they acquired funds and built their businesses.

Alternative finance

Invoice finance and how it can help small and growing companies

In the wake of the FSB's concern over small companies being subjected to poor payment practices, we look at three businesses that were aided by invoice finance.


Autumn Statement 2014: Funding for Lending scheme extended

Chancellor George Osborne has announced an extension of the Funding for Lending scheme, which underwrites loans to businesses, for another year to January 2016.

Startup Funding and Grants

Tips for successfully obtaining angel investment

Phil Mitchell presents advice for giving yourself the best chance of picking up equity investment from a business angel.

Startup Funding and Grants

Fundraising and building a business: Lessons learned

Richard Healy, co-founder of BaseKit, discusses the importance of getting the first-round funding pitch right.

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