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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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If so, your logo, company details and link to your site could be here!

If you are based in in Wales or offer a product or service which could help existing local businesses and start-ups, we would love you to help you reach them. Our aim is to increase the chances of every new business's success by highlighting the help that is available in the area.

You are able to add a free listing or act as our recommended local partner for only £10 per year!

Local partners

We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

Free Funding Report

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

Request our FREE report which explains all of these 'new' funding choices in simple English.

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Wales Sources of Funding

Development Bank of Wales
The Development Bank of Wales helps businesses get the capital they need to start up, strengthen and grow. There’s funding available for businesses at every growth stage. If you’re eligible and ready for investment, you have lots of options. Finance ranges from £1,000 up to £5 million with both loans and equity available. And you can repay the money over periods of up to 10 years, giving you the time and space you need to reach your potential. Over the next five years, the Bank will invest over £400 million. It will also treble the availability of micro finance. When private sector investment and the funding available to homebuyers through Help To Buy – Wales is taken into account, the Bank is aiming to have a billion-pound impact on the Welsh economy. Welsh translation: Ychydig amdanom ni Mae Banc Datblygu Cymru yma i helpu busnesau i gael y cyfalaf sydd arnynt ei angen er mwyn gallu dechrau, cryfhau ac ehangu. Gyda chefnogaeth Llywodraeth Cymru, bydd y Banc Datblygu yn buddsoddi dros £400 miliwn mewn busnesau yng Nghymru yn ystod y pum mlynedd nesaf. Wrth ystyried buddsoddiadau yn y sector preifat a’r cyllid sydd ar gael i brynwyr tai drwy gynllun Cymorth i Brynu - Cymru, bydd y Banc Datblygu yn cael effaith gwerth biliwn o bunnoedd ar economi Cymru. Mae ein neges i fusnesau yng Nghymru yn syml: cysylltwch â ni. Rydym eisiau eich helpu i gael y buddsoddiad a’r cymorth sydd eu hangen arnoch i lwyddo. Pan fydd eich busnes yn ffynnu, bydd Cymru yn ffynnu. Ewch i bancdatblygu.cymru i ddarganfod mwy.
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Finance Wales
Finance Wales invests in innovative early stage businesses with the ambition and potential to become international market leaders. We invest in Wales-based businesses or businesses planning to establish a commercial presence in Wales. You should demonstrate: Valuable intellectual property (IP) that can be protected; A commercially-focused management team; Unique products or services; A clear route-to-market; Exit potential.
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