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How to secure start-up business funding

October 8, 2011

When you’re just starting in business for the first time, getting your hands on the finance you need to get established and begin to grow can be a difficult task.

How to fund your business – Overview

October 8, 2011

One of the least exciting things about starting your own business is getting the finances sorted out (unless you’re an accountant of course). But it is one of the most important tasks. It doesn’t matter how good you are at what you do – if the money runs out, your business is dead.

Top tips for business grants

October 8, 2011

The best business idea is no good if you don’t have the finance to make it a reality. And if you need to get that money from elsewhere, business grants can be a great option. However, you’ll need to convince the provider that you’re worth the investment – so here are ten top tips for […]

An introduction to business grants

October 8, 2011

With about 850 business grants available in the UK, either from national organisations or via the European Union’s various forms of business support, and a further 3,000 or more local authority grants, enterprise funding sources, economic development providers and other regional bodies, companies have plenty of choice when it comes to seeking business grants.

How to boost investor interest in your startup business

October 8, 2011

Start-up businesses can increase their chances of funding by taking early steps to structure their business to take advantage of the tax incentives available to potential investors, says gateway2investment (g2i).

Buying a business – the pros and cons

October 3, 2011

When most people talk about starting a business, they mean setting up a company from scratch. In many respects, that’s one of the hardest ways to get going in business, as you have to do everything for the first time and make some pretty hard decisions along the way.

How to finance a start-up without breaking the bank

October 3, 2011

With credit hard to find over the past few years, people thinking of setting up a business have had to come up with creative ways to fund their ideas. Here are some tips from the Bytestart team: