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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.

Providing Finance to Customers

Providing Finance to Customers

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Providing Finance to Customers

How do I offer financing to my customers? If you're considering this question, its important to first understand a little about consumer credit practices

The Difference Between Public and Private Debt

The Difference Between Public and Private Debt

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The Difference Between Public and Private Debt

What's the difference between public and private debt? Emma Meakin defines each in simple, non-technical terms.

What is a Venture Capitalist?

What is a Venture Capitalist?

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What is a Venture Capitalist?

Spotify, Skype and Zoopla have benefited from venture capitalist funding. We tell you what VCs do and where you can find the right one for your business.

4 Steps to Debt Restructuring

4 Steps to Debt Restructuring

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4 Steps to Debt Restructuring

Most business owners have struggled at some point with finance, and debt restructuring can be an effective way to get your company in the black. Here's why.

Why Using a Loan to Hire Employees is Risky

Why Using a Loan to Hire Employees is Risky

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Why Using a Loan to Hire Employees is Risky

Taking out a loan to recruit new staff is okay if you're sure you can afford it. It's risky so consider these issues first.

Where Can I Find Startup Funding?

Where Can I Find Startup Funding?

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Where Can I Find Startup Funding?

We take a look at how UK startups can access the business funding they need to grow and thrive

Where Can I Get Funding to Buy a Business?

Where Can I Get Funding to Buy a Business?

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Where Can I Get Funding to Buy a Business?

If you're looking to buy a business, there's a good chance you need access to funds. We share some of the options for sourcing business acquisition funding

How Brokers can Help Customers Find Financing

How Brokers can Help Customers Find Financing

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How Brokers can Help Customers Find Financing

Brokers can set up partnerships with a range of finance providers to give customers choice in products.

Handling New Customer Credit Applications

Handling New Customer Credit Applications

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Handling New Customer Credit Applications

Correctly handling new customer credit applications across departments will ensure that the process is smooth and efficient. We offer our advice to lenders

What's an Inventory Loan?

What's an Inventory Loan?

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What's an Inventory Loan?

Inventory loans are the ideal form of financing for retailers. Useful at peak times of commerce like Christmas, but make you need one first.