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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SME Funding Guide: Know your debt finance options

Real Business unpacks the state of SME debt funding today, helping you know which options are right for your business at any stage of growth.

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By Praseeda Nair

How to get a secured business loan

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How to get an unsecured business loan

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How to get invoice financing

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How to make your business attractive for SME debt funding

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How to get Start-Up Loans

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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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Looking for private equity investment? Here’s how to get your house in order

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How clean-tech companies can secure investment

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FedEx reveals 5 top tips to boost your business

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