Discover the best approach to securing funding for your small business, whether it's a bank loan or equity investment from an angel backer. Finance is a crucial component of entrepreneurial success, allowing business owners to make calculated risks and think on a bigger scale.
Lloyds Banking Group has committed to a 450m investment in digital technology over the next three years introducing a new internet banking portal and an international trade portal, via which owners can learn how to identify exporting opportunities and operate overseas. more»
Tim Sawyer, CEO of Start Up Loans and one of our Small Business Decision Makers 2016, has been involved in business lending for close to two decades, and explained to Business Advice how the space is evolving including what he thinks needs to happen next. more»
The government has released findings of an independent review by lingerie mogul and government advisor Michelle Mone. Boosting enterprise in more deprived communities? aims to increase the rate of new businesses in the most disadvantaged communities. across the UK. more»
As an increasing number of new businesses choose to set up shop outside of London, GradEye marketing manager Georgina Ladd puts forward the argument for Sheffield a city strongly embracing the entrepreneurial culture and with a strong pipeline of talent. more»
As the CEO of the British Business Bank, Keith Morgan is responsible for crucial business funding initiatives such as Start Up Loans and the Angel CoFund. As Business Advice found out, he has big plans for opening up the finance market. more»
The perils of cash flow and access to finance are well-known to all new businesses, but a study by startup community Shell LiveWire has found that many entrepreneurs manage to get their firms up and running by bootstrapping effectively. more»
Numerous early-stage firms utilise family and friends for help when getting a business off the ground, but how sustainable is it working alongside a sibling? Business Advice spoke to a number of firms with brothers and sisters at the helm to find out what the experience is actually like. more»