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.

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 NatWest business finance is suitable for your growing SME with our handy guide covering NatWest business lending options.

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.

How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

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How to Begin Business Debt Consolidation

​If your business is struggling financially, debt consolidation is an effective first step towards getting things back on track. Here's how you can start.

How To Turn Digital Media Into Increased Footfall

How To Turn Digital Media Into Increased Footfall

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How To Turn Digital Media Into Increased Footfall

Traditional promotion is dead. Long live Digital Media. Here are some ways you can use technology to grow your business footfall

Bad Credit Business Loans

Bad Credit Business Loans

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Bad Credit Business Loans

Do you have a bad credit score? Don't worry, there are still plenty of business funding options from alternative finance providers like Fleximize

Yorkshire Bank Loans

Yorkshire Bank Loans

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Yorkshire Bank Loans

Here's our guide to Yorkshire Bank business loans, covering investment loans, term loans and the Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Halifax Business Loans

Halifax Business Loans

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Halifax Business Loans

Halifax business loans are operated by Lloyds Bank and RBS. We look at the the range of small business loans from Lloyds, RBS and other high street lenders.

Invoice Financing: a New Funding Frontier

Invoice Financing: a New Funding Frontier

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Invoice Financing: a New Funding Frontier

A slew of tech startups have turned the invoice financing sector on its head. But what does it mean for the future of small business funding?