Business finance & grants
This section is for anyone looking for advice on the types and
sources of funding available for their business. This includes
businesses that are starting up as well as those seeking to expand.
The information provides an overview of the bank finance, non
bank/equity finance types.
How can I get finance for my
Financial considerations are intrinsic to all business activity.
Money and credit are just one of the factors which business people
use in order to create and develop their businesses. The role of
finance in a business depends on what an entrepreneur is planning
There are a large number of financial facilities and products,
and, in some of these, financial support is only part of the deal.
There is a basic difference for example between a bank offering a
commercial loan, and a venue capital provider which provides
financial support in the form of an equity investment.
The answers to the question "how can I get finance for my
business" are therefore various and depend on, amongst other
More general information about business finance can be found
on Gov.uk website.
For all matters relating to financial support for business, it
is also well worth visiting betterbusinessfinance.co.uk.
If you are thinking of becoming self-employed, there are
available workshops that will help you explore whether self -
employment or starting a business is the best option for you. For
more information please follow the Pathway
to Self- Employment