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Business Funding & Business Finance Harlow

Where to find start-up funding.

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It wasn't that long ago that borrowing from your bank, friends, or relatives were the only available options if you need to raise money to start your business. How times have changed! Thankfully, a whole new world of 'alternative funding' has emerged.

The government also recognises that start-ups can play their part in the economy as potential tax payers and employers hence the introduction of the Start Up Loan Company. This fund allows you to apply for up to £25,000 per person - Find out more

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Harlow Sources of Funding

BBX
Interest Free Credit: Looking for business finance? If you’re anything like most SME owners, you’ve probably lost sleep over at least one of these scenarios: Cashflow problems, not having enough cash in your business to function smoothly. Not knowing how to grow your business or how to fund the expansion. Needing funds to invest on updating your equipment and technology. Pulling your hair out due to late payments or bad debt from customers. Your slow season is getting longer and busy season shorter leaving a massive cash gap. These are valid worries. Cash can disappear and be agonizingly slow to come in, and sometimes a loan feels like the best option to help you through those times….. is it though? BBX doesn’t replace your cash business but gives you additional revenue by selling your spare capacity within the BBX community.
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Funding your start-up – the ultimate guide
Established law firm Wright Hassall have put together an extremely comprehensive guide to funding for start-ups. It covers: personal funding, loans, start-up incubators, crowdfunding, angel investors, seed funding, asset financing, debt funding, community and scocial schemes, grants, and local enterprise networks. Well worth a read if you need to raise additional funds for your business.
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Start Up Loans
Start Your Own Business has partnered with Transmit Startups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. Start Up Loans is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance. We will help you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cashflow forecast. There are no fees charged for obtaining a Start Up Loan or any of the services associated with it.
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IGF Invoice Finance Ltd
The major banks are failing to meet the needs of the SME market. They are inflexible, expect high levels of security for all their lending, and lack any sympathy with, or understanding of, their SME customers. Does your bank spend time listening to your business needs? If your business experienced any financial difficulties, can you rely on their support? Unlike the major banks and major commercial finance providers, IGF is available when you need us. We will ensure we really understand your business and its needs. We will listen and we will care about your goals. We see the relationship as a long term partnership and your success is our success. We value your business; so we do what we promise and wont let you down. We work in a friendly yet highly professional way; championing the needs of the SME. Its why we are so often recommended, not only by our existing clients, but also by accountants and financial consultants throughout the UK. Its why we are challenging the established finance providers and big name institutions; and, its why we are clearly a better finance partner for your business IGF are a leading independent Invoice Finance provider and have been established for over 15 years. The business is part of ABFA (Asset Based Finance Association) and is wholly owned by The Greater London Enterprise (GLE). This solid backing not only gives us a strong pedigree but it means we are ultimately owned by all of the London Boroughs. IGF offer a broad suite of Invoice Finance and related services including Factoring, and Confidential Invoice Discounting along with sundry services such as payroll, direct debit collection, and short term loan facilities.
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How To Get Startup Funding
So, you’re a startup founder and you’ve got a brilliant idea for a business. Your idea, should it come to fruition, is going to disrupt the industry or change the world (as the folks in Silicon Valley like to say). You know that turning this idea into a successful company and product requires hard work, a lot of knowledge, a little luck, and of course…money! The question is: how do you get startup funding? This post goes through the main funding options available to you.
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South East Business Boost
Operating across the South East of England, SEBB has experienced Business Advisors primed and ready to help start-ups to find their feet and ambitious SMEs take their business to the next level. If you are based in Essex, Kent or East Sussex, we are just one click away.
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