How To Get A Startup Loan

How To Get A Business Startup Loan – A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Guides

The Startup Loan Scheme started in May 2012. It is a government-funded initiative that provides start-up 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 with the …

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How To Write A Business Plan: A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

If you are a serial entrepreneur or an aspiring business owner then learning how to write a business plan should be an essential part of your skillset. Being able to write a convincing business plan will help you improve and grow your business. Let’s start with what a business plan is: it is a document that outlines the vision for …

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How To Get A Bank Loan – Best Practice & Hacks

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Applying for a bank loan is a normal part of running a small business and shouldn’t be feared. As long as you understand the process, banks are the most straightforward organisations to approach for money.  Banks are a business; they want to make money, just like you do. Banks are predictable and use the same loan scoring method as they …

Crowdfunding

5 Reasons To Crowd Fund Your Startup

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

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 the 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 …

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Business Funding Options To Get Your Business Launched

Kurt Graver Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Most businesses need some kind of funding to get started. Getting business funding remains one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face. To reduce time and hassles in getting funding for your business it’s important to understand the options available to you. Below is a brief introduction to some of the most common business funding options available. Friends and Family It’s …

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6 Ways To Reduce Costs Without A Loss In Productivity

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

For most business owners it always seems like prices are increasing. That may be so, however, as part of a wider business improvement program, you should always aim to find cost savings within your business. Starting a cost reduction program can seem daunting, there are a few keys areas you should be able to find cost savings that will yield …

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9 Ways Grow Your Business You Can Implement Now

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Growing your business is always tough for small businesses and start-ups, especially when they only have a limited amount of working capital. You can’t let this stop you from planning to grow. Every small business should plan to grow, failure to so puts you at risk of being overtaken by your competitors. To put it simply, you either grow or …