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Small Business Funding

Starting a small business can be a challenge, and finding the finances to fund your business is perhaps the most challenging part of it. You may struggle to attract investors, whether these are Angel investors or banks. However, if you follow certain steps it will help you attract the appropriate investor for your small business idea.
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Lots of businesses want to raise funds – very few are actually successful. This is because the job of fundraising is poorly understood. And to make matters worse, raising funds is more of an art than a science. Before you start on the fundraising journey the most important step is to identify whether you need equity or debt – or a combination. Clive Hyman FCA, the founder of Hyman Capital Services explains the difference between the two and what is suitable to your business.
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Access to funding is a major concern for many small businesses. At a time when there is so much uncertainty about the direction of the UK’s economy, not having the money needed to keep going or grow can cause anxiety for a lot of companies. One of the most common reasons behind a lack of money is reluctance from banks to offer business loans.
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Venture capital is a form of funding for businesses. It varies from multiple other ways of funding because it deals with huge sums of money as well as requiring equity in exchange for investment. In this article you will find out how venture capital (VC) works and how you can get funding. VC is becoming a prominent part of UK business funding, with around £2.5 billion invested through venture capital in 2015 alone. Additionally, there are currently 22 VC firms operating in the UK.
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Lendable, a peer-to-peer lending platform is becoming increasingly popular and growing at an incredible rate to rival its competitors.
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Funding Circle is one of the most prominent methods of getting loans for UK small businesses. In this guide, we will focus primarily on this method of financing, explaining how it works and why it’s such a great way of financing your business that you should definitely consider.

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Peer to peer lending is a way to get finance without the involvement of any official financial institution. However, there are certain platforms you can use to get funding. The peer to peer lending websites are known as platforms and will vary from website to website. In this article you will learn what peer to peer lending actually is and what are the pros and cons for using this particular method of funding.
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Venture capital is a form of funding for businesses. Venture capital is financing that is provided by investors, known as venture capitalists to start-up businesses. Venture capitalists will only invest in your start up, if it shows potential for long term growth. This form of getting funding for your business can sometimes be difficult as it will need to meet certain expectations and guidelines.
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There are multiple ways of getting funds for your business and getting grants is one of them. Grant funding may not to be suitable for everyone, especially if you require a large sum, however it is still a great way to get funding. Having a thoroughly researched and detailed application, will ensure you have a chance of being successful in getting the grant. Here are some of the grants available for small businesses that you may be eligible for.
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The number of small businesses taking off is increasing continuously, there was a huge increase in the number of new small business from 2015 to 2016; approximately 97, 000 more small businesses started. It seems that there has never been a better time to start your own business, which is promising news for any potential entrepreneurs. So, you have the perfect idea for a business, and you are ready to take on the world of small business but where will you find the funding?
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If your business is doing well, there may well come a time when you’ll need to raise investment in order to grow and expand further.
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