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.

Business management

Helping small businesses in developing communities

Here's how brewing and beverage company SABMiller is thinking creatively to give opportunities to small businesses in all corners of the world.

Business Loans

Getting a business loan from a CDFI

Introducing community development finance institutions (CDFIs) and how to raise money from them as a small business.


Is UK business falling behind?

Adam Tavener, chairman of Clifton Asset Management and Small Business Profit Club panellist, asks what is stifling the UK's entrepreneurial spirit.

Funding your small business

One year on from Funding for Lending: small business outlook

James Benamor assesses the business finance climate 12 months on from the introduction of the government scheme that aimed to stimulate business lending.


Why having an amazing business concept doesn’t guarantee success

Great ideas need funding - but raising money can be more complicated than you think. Ward Williams Creative examines a company that looked great on paper but faced significant obstacles to getting to market.


Small companies unable to expand without cash injection

A quarter of microbusinesses feel they will need to raise additional funds in order to grow their business, research finds.

Business Loans

Looking for alternative funding to banks

The reluctance of the banks to lend is well documented, and entrepreneur James Benamor argues that looking for an alternative is now the order of the day.

Business Ideas & Planning

Is your business investment-ready?

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before your company prepares for a funding round.


More government support for small businesses, including lifting the cap on Start Up Loans scheme

Ministers have pledged further backing for small businesses as one of its support schemes made its 5,000th loan to a young entrepreneur.


More bad news for Funding for Lending scheme as net business lending plunges further

Business lending under the government's Funding for Lending (FLS) scheme has fallen for the second successive quarter, suggesting the initiative has failed in its mission to kick-start credit creation.


EIS and SEIS are foreign concepts to many business owners

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are unknown quantities for many UK entrepreneurs, research finds.

Startup Funding and Grants

How I financed my accounting software business

Ed Molyneux, founder of Freeagent, tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about how he raised money for his 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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