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On the money trail

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On the money trail

Finance for female-led business is a hot topic. In November, the government started an investment fund targeted at women. Here, female entrepreneurs tell us how they raised finance.

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How to get a business loan

Take a very close look at the amount of money you think you will need. Know exactly how much money you need to raise, as you have to be able to justify every penny to a lender. Approaching a bank with the attitude of ‘how much can you give me?’ will not inspire confidence.

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Debt versus equity

Choosing between debt or equity finance, or a mixture of the two, could be the most important business decision you ever make. SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to entrepreneurs, financiers and advisers about the pros and cons of each.

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Banking on a loan

If you’re looking to fund rapid growth, your bank will probably be the first port of call. SmallBusiness.co.uk finds out what traditional lenders can offer, and how to make sure you’re getting the best deal

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