Start up funding

Raising enough money to start a small business can be difficult. It begins with working out your operating costs for the year, compared against sales.

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Start up funding - overview

Raising enough money to start a small business can be difficult. It begins with working out your operating costs for the year, compared against sales.

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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.

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Q&A: Asset finance

Steve Richardson of Funding Options answers key questions about asset finance and how it could benefit your business, starting with the basics.

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Q&A: Family investors

Andrew Niblock, commercial lawyer at Keystone Law, explains the importance of signing contracts with family members investing in your business.

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Attracting investment

Attracting investors is a difficult process. This is especially true for new businesses without trade history. But here are a few tips to help you.

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Financing your new business

Finance is important to any business. We explain 12 common sources of start-up and development finance for businesses needing cash.

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Q&A: Commercial mortgages

A commercial mortgage is secured against a property other than your home. It may allow you to buy business premises and set up a long-term investment.