Beckenham Business Funding & Business Finance

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 anyonee 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...

Free Funding Report

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.

Request our FREE report which explains all of these 'new' funding choices in simple English.

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Latest Funding Articles

If you run your own business in Beckenham and would like to learn more about the funding options for your business, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.

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Beckenham Funding

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Beckenham area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

IGF Invoice Finance Ltd

We are an independent commercial finance provider who, unlike banks and major commercial finance providers, prides itself upon being personal and available when you need us to help your business grow. 01732 849 872

Kent Investors Network
https://www.kentinvestorsnetwork.org/funding-a-start-up/
Arguably the biggest challenge in leaving your secure well-paid job behind and starting out on your own is funding. You have rent to pay, food to eat and a business to launch! Unfortunately, unless you’re already well off, you will need to go through a difficult phase of not earning and needing to spend money on material, coders, marketing and more. This first phase is the ‘bootstrapping’ phase. You cannot raise money on an idea or a business plan. You need a lot more. If you are seeking investment, Kent Investors Network welcomes you to get in touch. We’re also growing our investor base so if you are interested please contact christina@inen.global.

Kent Investors Network
https://www.kentinvestorsnetwork.co.uk/
KIN comprises a group of experienced business people who co-invest, assist and when requested advise growing companies. Since its formation KIN has built up strong links with various institutions in Kent including Kent County Council, its enterprise investment initiatives and leading lawyers, accountants and M&A advisors in the County.

METRO BANK
https://www.metrobankonline.co.uk/Commercial/
Metro Banks commitment to unparalleled levels of service and convenience extends to the way we think about Business Banking too. By being open 7 days a week, 362 days a year, 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8-6pm Sat 11-5pm Sun, we offer unique advantages to serve your business banking needs. Whether the goal is working capital, commercial mortgages or simply to run a Business account we have a host of ways to help. In Bromley, you will find our local bankers ready to provide you with the expertise and quick answers you need as we have Local Decision makers in Store. 07535 127248

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