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Funding your small business

Funding your small business has to be the biggest question for any entrepreneur. Should you borrow from friends and family? Or is it wise to take out a bank loan? Maybe you’re thinking about a crowdfunding campaign. And exactly what grants are available out there for new business owners to help them get started? SmallBusiness.co.uk is working in partnership with Finpoint to help you find the right finance for your business.

Read our guides to find everything you need to know about financing your new business in one handy place. From choosing the best business bank account to how to run a crowdfunding campaign and demystifying invoice finance. Plus our comprehensive guide to small business grants with special standalone sections on green grants and Scottish funding grants.

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now – UPDATED

In need of some funding for your small business? These grants should give you a boost, wherever you're based in the UK.

Funding your small business

Funding your small business

What are the best business bank accounts in the UK?

Make the right decision about your small business bank account, whether you're just starting out or you're more established

GUIDES

Funding your small business

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now – UPDATED

In need of some funding for your small business? These grants should give you a boost, wherever you're based in the UK.

Funding your small business

6 funding options for growing your business

We look at six funding options for growing your business. What is available and which option is right for you? Vicki Taylor explains

Financing

Raising start-up capital – who to turn to?

Being a founder can be a lonely business, especially when raising money for your start-up. Don’t worry, help is at hand. These advisors will either invest, help you crowdfund or put you in the best possible place for seed funding

Crowdfunding for Business

Crowdfunding UK small business: everything you need to know

Crowdfunding expert Rob Murray Brown explains everything you need to know about raising money for small businesses through crowdfunding in the UK

Funding your small business

12 of the best digital banking platforms for small business in 2022

Considering a digital banking platform over one of the traditional stalwarts? We've picked out 12 of the best for your perusal.

Funding your small business

Improving your small business credit rating

Although you may be aware of your personal credit score, many business owners aren’t as familiar with their business credit score. Here, we look at what one is, why it’s important and how you can use it to your advantage to grow your business

Funding your small business

A complete list of Scottish business grants

Here, we provide information on the Scottish business grants that could help your company grow and flourish

Funding your small business

Opening a business bank account in the UK: How-to and best accounts

In this piece, we'll look at how to go about opening a business account in the UK and what services are out there.

Funding your small business

Where to find green small business grants

If you fancy making your business and its operations that bit greener, these eco grants will help you get there

Alternative finance

Using Islamic finance for your small business – what is it?

Around 3.4m Muslims live in Britain, many of whom own their own firm. What is Islamic finance and how can you use it in your small business?

Business Loans

Bounce Back Loan repayment calculator – how much will your loan cost?

How much will your Bounce Back Loan cost? Use our Bounce Back Loan calculator to find out

Business Loans

What happens if I can’t repay my Bounce Back Loan?

If my company goes bust, do I still have to repay the Bounce Back Loan? And what happens if I need more time to repay my small business debt?

Financing

Make money move to avoid a cashflow crunch

Strong cashflow is the lifeblood of any business with cashflow issues cited as one of the most common reasons why businesses fail.

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business