Finance

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Obtaining venture capital

Venture capital firms provide financing in return for shares. Business angels do the same, but usually expect a higher degree of personal involvement.

Overdrafts and bank loans

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Overdrafts and bank loans

Overdrafts and bank loans are the most common form of external financing available to businesses. Read our guide to reducing the cost and risk.

Accounting

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Q&A: Cash flow management

The old saying 'turnover is vanity, profit sanity and cash reality' remains true. Cash flow really is the blood supply of any business.

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Controlling your costs

While you may not be able to influence how much customers spend, you can do is to control your costs and look at variable and fixed costs.

Insurance

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Legal costs insurance

If you need to defend a legal claim, costs can quickly mount up. Without insurance, it might be simply too risky - even if you're in the right.

Pensions

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Pension income calculator

To work out how much income you are likely to receive from your pension, visit the Money Advice Service website for a pension forecast.

Tax