Raising Finance

Getting funding can be a challenge and alternative finance may seem like a godsend to growing businesses – but there are funding pitfalls, and if you don’t get it right, it can be an expensive mistake. 

This section provides advice on which funding option is right for your business by speaking with finance providers and experts, as well as showcasing businesses that have been through the process and keeping tabs on finance news.

Is crowdfunding, venture capital, private equity right for you? What about debt options like bank loans or asset-based finance? Which funding option is right for your business? This section helps you navigate the complexities of SME funding, whether through debt or equity financing.

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How to make your business attractive for SME debt funding

When is debt funding right for your business? Find out everything you need to know about debt funding, from typical eligibility criteria to major UK providers.

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By Jennifer Johnson

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How to get a flexible line of credit

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How to get fast business cash

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How to get merchant financing

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