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Overview

It wasn't that long ago that borrowing from your bank, friends, or relatives were the only available options if you need to raise money to start your business. How times have changed!

While some high street banks are still an option for a robust proposition with match funding or the security of the equity in your home, many start-ups have found that traditional bank overdrafts and loan facilities are no longer a realistic hope.

Thankfully, a whole new world of 'alternative funding' is emerging. You may or may not have heard (apparently 95% of UK businesses survey haven't) of equity based crowd funding, reward based crowd funding, peer-to-peer lending, pension-led funding, invoice trading, debt-based securities business angels and private investing (as seen on TV's Dragon's Den).

The government also recognises that start-ups can play their part in the economy as potential tax payers and employers hence the introduction of the Start Up Loan Company. This fund allows you to apply for up to £25,000 per person - Find out more

Grants - some areas do have grants available to aid new businesses. They tend to be location and/or sector dependent but a fanstatic boost for anyone who qualifies.

The only problem now is knowing which of these is likely to be best for you! To help you decide, we have created a free funding report...

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If you need to raise some money for your new or existing business and would like to know what options are open to you (without any obligation), please complete and submit this simple form.

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Hertfordshire Sources of Funding

BBX
Interest Free Credit: Looking for business finance? If you’re anything like most SME owners, you’ve probably lost sleep over at least one of these scenarios: Cashflow problems, not having enough cash in your business to function smoothly. Not knowing how to grow your business or how to fund the expansion. Needing funds to invest on updating your equipment and technology. Pulling your hair out due to late payments or bad debt from customers. Your slow season is getting longer and busy season shorter leaving a massive cash gap. These are valid worries. Cash can disappear and be agonizingly slow to come in, and sometimes a loan feels like the best option to help you through those times….. is it though? BBX doesn’t replace your cash business but gives you additional revenue by selling your spare capacity within the BBX community.
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Established law firm Wright Hassall have put together an extremely comprehensive guide to funding for start-ups. It covers: personal funding, loans, start-up incubators, crowdfunding, angel investors, seed funding, asset financing, debt funding, community and scocial schemes, grants, and local enterprise networks. Well worth a read if you need to raise additional funds for your business.
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Start Up Loans
Start Your Own Business has partnered with Transmit Startups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. Start Up Loans is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance. We will help you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cashflow forecast. There are no fees charged for obtaining a Start Up Loan or any of the services associated with it.
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So, you’re a startup founder and you’ve got a brilliant idea for a business. Your idea, should it come to fruition, is going to disrupt the industry or change the world (as the folks in Silicon Valley like to say). You know that turning this idea into a successful company and product requires hard work, a lot of knowledge, a little luck, and of course…money! The question is: how do you get startup funding? This post goes through the main funding options available to you.
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Capital Business Finance
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