Finance · 7 June 2018

Online finance finder for small business owners launched by British Business Bank

The website offers a six-step finance finder tool
The website offers a six-step finance finder tool

A new online finance finder for small business owners has been launched today, providing interactive tools for entrepreneurs seeking investment.

The online information hub, launched by the government-backed British Business Bank (BBB), is aiming to become a one-stop-shop for owners of scale-up, high growth and potential high growth businesses who require a cash injection to take their enterprise to the next level.

FinanceYourGrowth in numbers
• Over 80 pages of content
• 17 finance types
• 12 editorial partners
• 8 finance type videos
• 6-step Finance Finder

At the centre of FinanceYourGrowth.co.uk is the six-step Finance Finder, a tool which allows business owners to submit their own requirements and find suitable finance options to help grow their company.

Also available are online checklists to help startup founders get “investor ready”, alongside further educational resources from finance providers.

According to the BBB, the hub is designed with “digitally-savvy” small business leaders in mind, offering “engaging, jargon-free content, infographics and videos”.

The website will also host case studies from business owners who successfully accessed finance to grow their company.

Commenting on the new online information hub, Keith Morgan, BBB CEO, said: “There are bright and brilliant businesses all across the UK.  But often, their growth ambitions aren’t realised because the financial landscape is complex, daunting and misunderstood.

“We want to change that. We want to help businesses understand their finance options and through clear, practical tips put them in the best position to successfully access the right finance for their growth potential.

“That’s why we have created a best-in-class information hub to raise awareness of the finance options available to the UK’s small, high growth businesses.”

As of September 2017, the BBB has delivered almost £4bn in finance to 65,000 small UK businesses.

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