Finance

Appropriate financing can make or break your business plans. Our overview of how to secure the finance needed to start up or grow your business.

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Finance - overview

Appropriate financing can make or break your business plans. Our overview of how to secure the finance needed to start up or grow your business.

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Business loans - overview

Our introduction to borrowing money for your business - your options, how to work out how much you need and how to make sure you're creditworthy.

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Business grants - overview

Getting grant funding for your business can be difficult - but very valuable. Our guide to finding grants you might qualify for, and how to apply.

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Equity finance - overview

Getting investment for your business can be vital when borrowing isn't an option - but it can mean giving up some control. Read our overview.

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Business plans - overview

A well-researched business plan with realistic cash flow forecasts is essential for securing business investment or loans. Our overview.

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Import and export finance - overview

Doing business overseas can be complex and risky. Our guide to your options and the financial issues you might face when importing and exporting.

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Business angels

Business angels are wealthy individuals who provide capital - and sometimes advice - in return for company shares. Here's how to pitch to an angel.

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Car finance

Get finance for your business cars wrong and you could end up with big headaches and even bigger bills. Read our guide to arranging car finance terms.

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Export finance

Exporting can be more financially complex than selling in the UK. How to negotiate payment methods, choose financing and deal with foreign currencies.

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Factoring and invoice discounting

Businesses often find that factoring (or invoice discounting) is a more flexible source of working capital than bank finance. Read our guide.

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Finance your high-growth business

The right financing lets you make the most of your business' growth potential. Read our guide to the different sources of finance available.

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Finance your start-up business

When setting up a new business you need to be clear about how much money you are going to need and where to find it. Read our overview of the options.

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Financing equipment

Hiring or leasing equipment is one way to make your working capital go further. Here's how to make sure you get the right deal.

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Floating your company

Floating your company can be one of the most exciting experiences in your business life. But it can also be stressful, time-consuming and expensive.

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Getting a grant - checklist

Your business might be entitled to claim a grant. Here's how to identify a scheme and apply for grant funding.

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Getting a grant for your business

Securing grant funding could really help your business develop. Here's how to identify relevant schemes and manage the application process.