Start up funding

Raising enough money to start a small business can be difficult. Find out how to calculate how much you need and where you can obtain funding.

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Start up funding - overview

Raising enough money to start a small business can be difficult. Find out how to calculate how much you need and where you can obtain funding.

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Ethical finance for your business

If you want your business to be ethical, you need to make informed choices about everyone you work with - including financial providers. Our guide.

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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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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.

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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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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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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: 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: 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.