Small business startup funding

Startup funding for any small business can be a minefield. Here’s a guide to the options available to get you through those early days

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London & Partners Q&A — driving growth in the London startup ecosystem

In this Q&A, we explore how London & Partners' Business Growth Programme is driving economic growth and inclusion in the London startup scene


2020 named ‘Year of the Start-up’ with record 770,000 UK businesses created

Research shows that a record 770,000 new businesses were created last year, with online and mail-order being the most popular

Starting a Business

Government flags employment law change to cheerlead ‘wave of startups’

Business department consults on the reform of non-compete clauses so ex-employees can go out and start rival businesses


Small Business goes live with Start a New Business

Start a New Business offers a step-by-step guide for the 81% of Britons looking to start their own business, with live shows in London, Birmingham and Glasgow

Alternative finance

5 reasons why SEIS and EIS are the best funding routes for tech startups

Tax-based startup funding raised through the Government’s SEIS and EIS schemes is amplified if you work with a tech startup specialist, argues Alistair Marsden.

Business Ideas & Planning

Pre-revenue business profile: BIZL

In a new series looking at businesses with minimal sales histories, we speak to Josh Greenway of BIZL about the birth and development of his business finance comparison site. 


2018 is predicted to be another record year for startups in the UK

2018 is predicted to be another record year for startups in the UK, with 76 per cent of SMEs working on new ideas.


Startups rate personal chemistry with investors above all else

Today's startup founders in the UK have a lot of funding options available to them. But what are the key factors they now use to assess what the best options are?


Autumn Statement 2016: SME reaction to Hammond’s venture capital investment

UK SMEs react to Chancellor Philip Hammond's pledge to invest £400 million to UK startups.


How failure is success in the making for your small business

Here, Javier Cámara discusses the steps to take to ensure your small business can be the one in ten that succeeds.

Business management

How three UK tech start-ups are achieving success 

Here, Ian Butterworth interviews three tech founders and reveals their source of motivation, the challenges they faced and their recruiting strategies.

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.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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