Business Angels

Our article archive on Business angels – often referred to as angel investors – the individuals who provide financial support to startups and early-stage companies in exchange for equity ownership or convertible debt.

Business Ideas & Planning

5 worst startup ideas and 7 ways to make sure your business gets funded

From a shop that sells individual shoes for people with one leg to a pitch for a crashless plane, Angel Investment Network (AIN) co-founder Mike Lebus has seen it all.

Alternative finance

Why small businesses should call upon the expert Angels

Small businesses have many uncertainties to deal with - how to get funding and Brexit are just two. Angel investors can offer advice and solutions around both. Jenny Tooth explains

Alternative finance

Alternative funding solution to Brexit finance problems for small businesses

Small businesses may be feeling the uncertainty of Brexit but financiers are focussed on the sector to survive and grow following any exit from the EU

Alternative finance

How angel investment beats foreign direct investment

Here, Jenny Tooth of the UK Business Angels Association explains why she thinks that angel investment is better than foreign direct investment.


Unlocking the power of women as angel investors

The number of women who are currently angel investors has not increased over two years, study reveals.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to secure angel investment

Richard Prime secured angel funding for his company Sonovate. Here are some tips from him on going about it.

Startup Funding and Grants

Tips for successfully obtaining angel investment

Phil Mitchell presents advice for giving yourself the best chance of picking up equity investment from a business angel.

Alternative finance

Raising money through the Angel CoFund 

SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to George Whitehead, chairman of the government-backed Angel CoFund, about the fundraising potential for small businesses.

Startup Funding and Grants

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. Are Business Angels a solution?

Startup Funding and Grants

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.

Startup Funding and Grants

Using Business Angel Networks to Raise Finance

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

Startup Funding and Grants

Finance options for start-ups and SMEs

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.

Finding and selling to customers

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Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.