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There are plenty of options to get funding to either set up or grow a business, here are some of our top funding guides:

  • What funding options are available to small businesses
  • Grants available for small businesses
  • What is peer-to-peer (P2P) lending?
  • Small business guide to raising money on Funding Circle
  • 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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