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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Financing your business

The right financing package will carry you through any temporary difficulties yet still allow you to make the most of growth opportunities.

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Grants

This briefing will give you a good idea of whether your start-up business is likely to be eligible for a grant - and whether it's worth the effort.

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How to get a grant

Identify the potential projects you plan to undertake which might attract a grant: for example, training, innovation, relocation or job creation.

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How to make the most of your bank

Checklist on making the most of your bank: Find out which individuals you will deal with; meet them and aim to build a personal relationship.