Raising Funds

Are you trying to raise finance for your business? Read our content for tips and information.

Raising money for your business is no easy task, however, it's worth every ounce of energy when you get that influx of cash! If you're looking for startup funding or growth finance, these articles will help you understand the business funding landscape and how you go about finding the money.

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

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Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating your first pitch deck can seem like a daunting task. To help you get started, Mike Sims of ThinkLions shares three ways to leverage your pitch deck to win over investors

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

The Startup Guide to Business Funding

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The Startup Guide to Business Funding

Here’s a quick look at the main funding options available to budding startup founders across the UK, including bank funding, angel investment and government grants

Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

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Debentures: A Beginners' Guide

If you're looking to apply for a business loan or overdraft, you might be asked to agree to a debenture. Here's everything you need to know about debentures

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

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A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

When you apply for a business loan or other type of business funding, a lender might ask to see your VAT returns. Here's how you can access them online

TSB Business Loans

TSB Business Loans

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TSB Business Loans

TSB offers a range of funding options to businesses who are looking for a boost of working capital. We cover their key products, including the TSB overdraft, credit card and business loan

The Five Best Crowdfunding Sites for Your Business

The Five Best Crowdfunding Sites for Your Business

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The Five Best Crowdfunding Sites for Your Business

Crowdfunding has given startups and SMEs an exciting new route to investment, but what are the five best crowdfunding sites for UK businesses?

Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel Investors: an Introduction

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Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel investors are an important part of the business funding landscape in the UK. But what is an angel investor, and how could they benefit your business?

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

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Financial Projections: Why They Matter to Investors

Many entrepreneurs have a brilliant business idea, but fail to back it up with solid financial projections. Why can this ruin their chances of investment?

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

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The Small Business Guide to Kickstarter

Launching your next product on Kickstarter could be the best and worst thing you ever do. Here's our guide to navigating the crowdfunding minefield

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 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

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.

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?

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

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.

Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK

Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK

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Peer-to-Peer Lenders in the UK

Our round-up for some of the most popular peer-to-peer lenders in the UK at the moment.

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.

Where Can I Find Startup Funding?

Where Can I Find Startup Funding?

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Where Can I Find Startup Funding?

​It’s a good time to be a start-up and there are lots of lending options: from UK government and alternative finance providers.