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Securing funding for a small business
Funding is still difficult in the small business market, but there are options out there

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Securing funding for a small business

From family and friends to business loans, we explore the avenues to consider when you are looking for finance.

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Keeping finances in mind

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Keeping finances in mind

Peter Bance, entrepreneur in residence at Octopus Investments, discusses why it is so important for small businesses to be constantly thinking about cash flow and funding.

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Finance round

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Finance round

Knitting wool wholesaler Artesano raised £65,000 on Funding Circle, which matches lenders with businesses online.

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Borrowing from family and friends

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Borrowing from family and friends

At some stage, your business will need to get its hands on capital. If it’s below the radar of outside investors and bankers are giving you the cold shoulder, you may consider tapping your friends and family for investment.

Get funding from the Angels

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Get funding from the Angels

If you are thinking about starting or growing a business, one of the toughest challenges you will face is securing funding for the project. 

Becoming an angel investor

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Becoming an angel investor

Becoming a business angel can be hugely rewarding, personally and financially, but it’s not as easy as they make it look on the TV.

Angel delight

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Angel delight

Angel investors are fast becoming the only funding option for early-stage companies. SmallBusiness.co.uk investigates.

Finance options for start-ups

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Finance options for start-ups

Rose Lewis, a partner at financial consultancy Pembridge Partners, explains the various financial alternatives for the intrepid small business owner when a bank decides to play hardball.

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