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Business angels

business angelsFinance of £25,000 – £750,000 can be extremely difficult to obtain, with banks requiring security and venture capital firms often not interested. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is a way of raising money to finance projects and businesses. It enables fundraisers to collect money from a large number of people via online platforms. What are your options?

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Business Finance Guide 2016

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You need finance to back your growth plans. Our popular Business Finance Guide has been UPDATED. For any business to travel on a journey it needs at all points of that journey to be appropriately financed.

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Export finance

While exporting can have significant benefits for a business there are some risks associated with it, not least the longer lead times between providing the goods or services and getting paid.

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Key issues in running a business

key-issues-in-running-a-businessThe aim of this special briefing is to encourage the busy startup, or entrepreneur, to stand back for a moment, away from all immediate concerns. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Asset Finance: a guide

asset-finance-guide-for-business-advisorsWith many businesses now focusing on investment and growth, the challenge is to find a suitable and affordable finance option for the type of investment they’re planning. This guide sets out the benefits of asset finance.

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Financing a growing business

The way a business is financed can have an important effect on profitability, especially when interest rates are likely to change. It may be possible to reduce interest payments on loans or overdrafts.

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Why write a business plan?

Decisions you take in the early years of your business can be the most difficult as well as the most important, particularly if you are a first-time entrepreneur. Make those crucial first steps  with confidence.

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Start up finance

When setting up a new business one of the first questions you must answer is ‘Will I need finance to set up my business?’ This might be to fit out a premises, to pay staff while they are training or to buy equipment.

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Starting a business

You’re ready to start your new business; you’ve done your research, tested your product and obtained the best advice you can.There are a few more things you need to consider before you start trading.

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The role of business guidance in startup success

role-of-business-guideance-in-startup-successWhat is the state of the UK Start-Up community in 2015 and how can business guidance play its part in 2016? Download our report for rich insight into how the state of the start-up industry is playing out right now and what can be done in 2016.

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Run a successful business guide

run-a-successful-businessOur Run a Successful Business Guide has now been updated for 2014. This report has all you need to know on setting up and running a business, from knowing the right questions to ask to getting the right answers.

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Creative industries: routes to finance

 

creative-industries-routes-to-financeA free guide to download with sources of funding and investment for arts, cultural and creative organisations. Britain’s creative success is based on a combination of public and private investment.

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Writing a business plan

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Potential start-ups can be daunted by the prospect of writing a business plan. But it is not a hard process and a good business plan can secure you financial support. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Managing cashflow

When running your own business, planning and managing your own cash flow is extremely important. Ensure you take all of your costs into consideration so you can avoid problems along the way.

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