South Shields Business Funding & Business Finance

Do you run a small business in South Shields and need to obtain funding?

Making sure that your new venture has sufficient funding in the early stages is critical and there are a number of money based subjects that you need to consider.

Do You Need Funds To Start Your Business?

How to raise funding in South Shields

It wasn't that long ago that borrowing from your bank, friends, or relatives were pretty much the only available options if you need to raise money to start your business. How times have changed!

While some high street banks are still an option for a robust proposition with match funding or the security of the equity in your home, many start-ups have found that traditional bank overdrafts and loan facilities are no longer a realistic hope.

Thankfully, a whole new world of 'alternative funding' is emerging. You may or may not have heard (apparently 95% of UK businesses survey haven't) of equity based crowd funding, reward based crowd funding, peer-to-peer lending, pension-led funding, invoice trading, debt-based securities business angels and private investing (as seen on TV's Dragon's Den).

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

Grants - some areas do have grants available to aid new businesses. They tend to be location and/or sector dependent but a fanstatic boost for anyonee who qualifies.

The only problem now is knowing which of these is likely to be best for you! To help yoiu decide, we have created the following free funding report...

Free Funding Report

South shields Free Funding Factsheet

FREE Downloadable Guide to Business Funding and Grants

This free factsheet explains all of the 'new' funding choices in simple English and shows you how to look for business grants in the area.

If you need to raise some money for your new or existing business and would like to know what options are available to you (without any obligation), please complete and submit this simple form.

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If you run your own business in South Shields and would like to learn more about the funding options for your business, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.

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South Shields Banking

Useful Start-Up Resources

If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the South Shields area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

Start Up Loans

Do you have a great business idea, or have you been trading for less than 24 months? Are you looking for finance and support to help develop your business? If you answered yes, then a government-backed Start Up Loan could help.The first step is to check that you are eligible, and if so, to get in touch with us by filling out our quick online registration form, giving us some basic contact information.

Business Barclays Bank Plc

Start your business banking with Barclays. Extra free support beyond banking essentials that will help you start your business.
Telephone Tel: 0845 605 2345
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business Business Growth Fund

BGF was established in 2011 to help Britain's growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed by five of the UK's main banking groups - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered - BGF is an independent company with up to £2.5bn with which to make long-term equity investments. BGF also works closely with other key business organisations.
Telephone Tel: 0845 266 8860
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business bvca

The BVCA is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. Our members come from venture capital, through mid-market, to private equity/large buy-out houses from all over Britain.
Telephone Tel: 020 7420 1800
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business Factoring Advice Service

Information on how factoring and invoice discounting work, the advantages and disadvantages, different types of factoring and invoice discounting, the cost, and how to choose a factor or discounter.

Telephone Tel: 0800 597 4757
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business HSBC

Starting a business is rewarding but tough, so we're on hand to help you succeed with support from local Business Specialists, online resources in the Knowledge Centre and Business Network, our award winning Business Internet Banking and 18 months free business banking (check for up to date offers).
Telephone Tel: 0800 731 8904
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business Lloyds TSB

We understand how daunting starting your own business can be, that?s why we?ll give you a named manager to support you, a range of free guidance services to get you off on the right foot, and 18 months free day-to-day banking*; so you can spend less time worrying about your banking and more time building your business. (* See website for current offers).
Telephone Tel: 0800 056 0056
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business NatWest

Starting out in business can be a tough time. So to help you get up and running, we have a full range of benefits to get you started. When you become a new business customer, we'll give you 2 years free banking, if you have been in business for less than 12 months*. (* Check website for current offers).
Telephone Tel: 0800 096 8823
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide

Business Santander UK plc

There is plenty of advice and support available to those looking to start out on their own in business - you just have to ask for it! Santander have a dedicated team of Local Business Managers working within your community to make sure you have the facilities and support you need. And when we say local we mean it! My name is John Mansel and I am the manager for North and South Tyneside. This is an exciting area with lots of business opportunity and I am keen to see as many businesses thrive as possible. I can be contacted directly on 07803377307.
Telephone Tel: 8456070666
AreasAreas covered: Whitley Bay,North Shields,South Shields

Business Small Business Finance Directory

Lists sources of commercial finance for small businesses, including leasing and hire purchase arrangements, commercial mortgages, and invoice discounting and factoring. It includes banks and other finance companies providing finance direct to small businesses and commercial finance brokers who act as introducers.
Telephone Tel:
AreasAreas covered: Nationwide



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