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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Business finance and support finder

Visit the GOV.UK website to access this interactive tool to identify possible sources of finance for your company, plus business support services.

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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.

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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.