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.

Government Grants

The green grant

Neil McManus, owner of telecoms provider GHM Communications, won a business grant of £1,000 from Sustainable Routes, an environmentally-friendly project that helps businesses in reduce the cost of business travel.

Government Grants

Avenues for startup grants

Recruitment consultant MBA & Company won £1,000 through the Shell Livewire Award, and jewellery retailer Mama Jewels benefitted from a startup business grant from a local council. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to each to find out how the government grants were achieved.

Government Grants

How your business can get a grant in 2011

Government grants can be hard to come by - but they do exist and they can benefit your business if you know where to look. SmallBusiness.co.uk provides an essential guide to sourcing and applying for a government grant.

Small Business Banking

Getting financing from banks

SmallBusiness.co.uk presents the dos and don'ts of approaching banks for funding.

Small Business Banking

Banking on assistance

Many businesses are still having no luck in obtaining bank loans.

Startup Funding and Grants

Are there loans for women in business?

Are there any specific loans for women in business?

Government Grants

Loans and grants

I want to start a small business. Where do I go for funding when my bank won’t help?


Small business fund launched in East Midlands

Small companies in the East Midlands could gain access to finance through a new £5 million fund.

Startup Funding and Grants

Non-disclosure agreements and raising funding

I’ve got a great idea for a business but I’m reluctant to approach sources of funding because I don’t want anyone to steal it. Am I being over-paranoid?

Startup Funding and Grants

Small business funding

I am unemployed and living in London. I am keen to start a business as a market stall trader but have no money to fund the project. I have a business plan, but no business record and am worried this will hinder my chances of gaining funding. Other than banks etc., are there any companies or schemes that will help me?

Startup Funding and Grants

Sources of funding to open a restaurant

Could you give information on getting a loan? I run a successful pizza takeaway business and am now seeking funds to open a restaurant.

Alternative finance

Pros and cons of different business funding options

My brother and I plan to go into business on the internet selling cosmetics but we need money. What are the pros and cons of the different business funding options available?

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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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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