Finance and Funding

Tips and advice on finding small business loans and other funding for your enterprise

Most businesses need a bit of help with finance at some stage – whether it's for startup or growth. You might need funding for a dip in revenue or cash flow, or for new equipment or recruitment. In this section we'll explain how to prepare for the process and look at the options from banks, investors, alternative lenders or business grants, and what the implications are for your business.

ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

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ESIF: How Can Your Business Benefit?

New ESIF schemes are rolling out in 2016 and beyond. Our expert, Richard Harrison, explains how your business can benefit

Where to Find Small Business Funding

Where to Find Small Business Funding

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Where to Find Small Business Funding

Small business funding can be tricky to find, but this article tells you what's available, with more info in the FREE Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Fleximize Mission

The Fleximize Mission

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The Fleximize Mission

The Fleximize Mission is award-winning interactive content for entrepreneurs – the fun, animated games will help you unleash the potential of your business

How the Courts Help with Personal Debt

How the Courts Help with Personal Debt

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How the Courts Help with Personal Debt

You don’t have to tackle your personal debts alone - the courts can help you seek relief

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

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The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding

The Ultimate Guide to Business Funding gives you a comprehensive overview of bank lending, public funds and alternative finance

What’s an SME?

What’s an SME?

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What’s an SME?

The definition of an SME can vary – we give you the micro, small and medium enterprise business criteria from HMRC, the EU, Companies House and others

Fleximize's Year 2015

Fleximize's Year 2015

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Fleximize's Year 2015

Star Wars, royal nippers, and a sexy new Fleximize — 2015 has been a year to remember. We round up the highlights of a busy year in fintech.

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

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The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

Richard Harrison offers a candid view of the implications for providers and SMEs of the Business Growth Service closure, including GrowthAccelerator and MAS

Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

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Small Business Advice From Small Business Owners

Get some small business advice – short audio interviews and advice from British micro-enterprise owners in the arts, tech and retail.

How to Conquer Your Debt

How to Conquer Your Debt

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How to Conquer Your Debt

Personal debt can be daunting, here’s how you can get help.

Indy Traders Love Easy Mobile Payment

Indy Traders Love Easy Mobile Payment

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Indy Traders Love Easy Mobile Payment

Droplet mobile payment app is fintech that's making Christmas trading easier and less costly for independent retailers and their customers.

Guide to 20 Popular Startup Terms

Guide to 20 Popular Startup Terms

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Guide to 20 Popular Startup Terms

Read Fleximize's guide to 20 popular startup terms – ideal for entrepreneurs who are new to the buzzing startup and business funding scene.

HSBC Business Loans

HSBC Business Loans

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HSBC Business Loans

Here's a quick look at the HSBC business loans currently available to UK SMEs, including their fees and eligibility requirements

The Expensive Video Game Problem

The Expensive Video Game Problem

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The Expensive Video Game Problem

Funding is an issue that plagues the gaming industry on a daily basis, so how can we overcome it, and how can developers find the finance they need?

Natwest Business Loans

Natwest Business Loans

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Natwest Business Loans

Natwest business loans include startup funding and financing for growing SMEs. Find out if it could work for you, or whether you need an alternative.

Top Tips for Applying for a Business Loan

Top Tips for Applying for a Business Loan

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Top Tips for Applying for a Business Loan

Read our essential tips for applying for a business loan to give yourself the best possible chance of securing funding

3 Examples of Government Grants

3 Examples of Government Grants

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3 Examples of Government Grants

UK government offers a range of business grants - hunt around to find the right one for your SME.

Ulster Bank Loans

Ulster Bank Loans

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Ulster Bank Loans

Ulster Bank business loans are available in small and large amounts for SMEs, but is a traditional lender the suitable solution for your funding needs?

6 Steps to Finding an Investor For Your Business

6 Steps to Finding an Investor For Your Business

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6 Steps to Finding an Investor For Your Business

We take a good look at how to attract great investors, and how to work with them to grow you company.

Aldermore Invoice Finance

Aldermore Invoice Finance

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Aldermore Invoice Finance

Aldermore invoice finance: Is it suitable for your SME? What's the difference between invoice factoring and invoice discounting? This article explains all.