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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UK Export Finance can give you the 'exporters' edge'

Getting the right financial support in place can help you achieve export success. UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, is helping companies of all sizes around the UK get the exporting edge.

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British businesses are defying Brexit fears with economic growth

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Economic changes have triggered a rise in businesses seeking specialist finance

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Meet the Welsh SMEs winning at business

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How to propose funded wellbeing initiatives at work

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Tightening financial regulations leaves SMEs out in the cold

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Smart SMEs need to cover basic costs themselves before they look for funding

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Online money-making hacks for the new generation of entrepreneurs

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Female SME founders: Know your grant options, whatever industry you're in

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What makes angel investors invest?

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Debt finance needn't be dangerous

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Top tips for accessing finance – a guide for UK SMEs

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