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The business benefits of having a current business plan.
A grant could provide funding to help your business start up, develop and grow. But even experts can find it difficult to keep track of the hundreds of different grant schemes.
Your business might be entitled to claim a grant if it carries out eligible projects or operates in a particular area. Here’s how to identify a scheme and apply for grant funding.
Finance of £25,000 to £750,000 can be surprisingly difficult to obtain. Banks generally require security and many venture capital firms are not interested in financing these amounts. A business angel might be the solution for your business.
Business angels are wealthy, entrepreneurial individuals who provide capital in return for a proportion of your company’s shares. They take a high personal risk in the expectation of owning part of a growing and successful business.
Bruce Davis, director of the UK Crowdfunding Association and founder of the Abundance Investment crowdfunding platform, answers key questions on how crowdfunding can help small businesses.
Securing investment can be essential if you want to scale your start up business. Steve Pearce of TickX explains why he and his co-founder Sam Coley turned down three Dragons, while providing his advice on how to attract other high-calibre investors, even for small business funding.
Consultant Claire Derry is a London-based business coach who started and sold her own highly successful small business with 30 employees. Now she helps small businesses to grow their sales and build talented teams. Here she gives her key interviewing dos and don’ts.
Growth expert Russell Streeter on the benefits of business development plans
If properly researched and put together, a business development plan can help you to scale up your business and take it to new heights. Business growth expert Russell Streeter of Excelsior Business Development explains what’s involved.
How Open to Export can help your business become an exporter
Controlling cash flow is a crucial part of running a business. Spare cash can be invested in growing the business, for example by buying new equipment or building up stocks to satisfy future demand.
Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.