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.

Start up 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.

Getting a grant - checklist
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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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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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Q&A: Family investors

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

Asset finance calculation sheets
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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.

Ethical finance for your business
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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.

Finance your community organisation
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Finance your community organisation

Funding can be hard to come by and competition is fierce - but by planning your approach you can maximise your chances of attracting finance.