Last few days for Shell Springboard entries and the chance to win up to £150,000 of funding

With Global Entrepreneurship Week in full-swing, businesses are being urged to submit their entries for the 2016 Shell Springboard Program before the deadline for applications closes on Friday 20th, November.

The Shell Springboard Program offers funding awards of up to £150,000 to small enterprises with innovative, commercially viable business ideas that reduce carbon emissions and help in the move to a lower carbon economy.

Successful applicants will also enjoy the benefits of networking with the key players in the low-carbon sector and exciting publicity opportunities.
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How to fund your business – Overview

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.
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Top tips for business grants

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 business grants;
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An introduction to business grants

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.
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