funding-options

Business Funding Options You Can Control

One of the most frustrating aspects of starting your own business can be raising finance.  You have rely on other people and organisations such as business angels, banks or governmental institutions to fund your business. This can take time and ultimately lead to your business never starting up. It doesn’t have to be like this, there are options out there where you can …

BUSINESS PLAN

The Modern Business Plan – How Business Plans Have Changed

The economic crisis of 2007/8 had a profound impact on how entrepreneurs and business owners finance their business and write business plans. Banks have been reluctant to lend money to start-ups without them offering significant collateral against the loan. Despite all the publicity that they are lending more money than ever banks are still assessing loans based on the CAMPARI …

How To Get A Startup Loan

Definitive Guide: How To Get A Startup Loan

The Start Up Loan Scheme started in May 2012. It is a government-funded initiative that provides startup funding and mentoring for entrepreneurs across the United Kingdom. It helps solve the problem of supporting people who have a feasible business idea or want to become self-employed but no access to funding. The Start Up Loan programme aims to equip enterprising individuals …

Getting your business funded

Sources Of Business Finance: A Definitive Guide

The rate of new businesses registrations has rapidly accelerated in the UK over the past few years. It is estimated a record 500,000 businesses started in 2015, with this number set to rise in 2016. One of the first challenges of any new business owner has to face is how do they get business funding. This article will take you through …

how to get a bank loan

How To Get A Bank Loan

Applying for a bank loan is a normal part of running a small business and shouldn’t be feared.  In fact, banks are some of the easiest people to approach for money. They are a business; they want to make money, just like you do. Banks are predictable and use the same loan scoring method as they did 100 years ago. …

Crowdfunding

5 Reasons To Crowd Fund Your Startup

UK-based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube shared it assisted 105 businesses and raised £35.9 million in funding for 2014. This represents a 246% increase compared to 2013 and means Crowdcube maintains the title of UK’s largest equity crowdfunding site. It is not just Crowdcube that has seen such huge growth. In the last 3 years, the global crowdfunding economy has more …