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

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.


How should I go about pitching to investors?

GrowthAccelerator business coach Keith Angus discusses preparing your small business for investment with a great investor pitch.

Alternative finance

Collaboration between banks and alternative lenders

In this blog, Adam Tavener explores how the banks and alternative lenders could work together to up funding to SMEs.

Startup Funding and Grants

Start-up loan secured by couple of 73 and 71

Royal Navy veteran David Pledger, 71, and wife Sandra, 73, have become Britain’s oldest entrepreneurs by securing a loan of £25,000 to start up their new company.

Government Grants

Getting a business grant: How five SMEs received assistance

SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to five companies that got financial assistance and asks how they went about securing it.

Alternative finance

The growth of invoice finance and how it works for small businesses

Demand for lending has remained subdued in recent times but invoice finance has burgeoned, says Bibby Financial Services.

Startup Funding and Grants

Securing funding for a small business

From family and friends to business loans, we explore the avenues to consider when you are looking to secure funding for your small business.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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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