Raising finance

Investment, bank loans and other forms of funding can help successful businesses grow, while viable businesses can be destroyed by cashflow problems.

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FAQS

Obtaining venture capital FAQs

Sourcing venture capital, negotiating a deal and deciding on shareholder rights and management input. What to do if things go wrong.

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FAQS

Financing a business FAQs

The most common ways of financing a business and their pitfalls; how to raise cash for expansion and what to do if you get into trouble.

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Obtaining venture capital

Venture capital firms provide financing in return for shares. Business angels do the same, but usually expect a higher degree of personal involvement.

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Types of venture capital investment

Venture capitalist investors and business angels may be able to help you obtain financing for your business in return for a proportion of your shares

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Business finance and support finder

Visit the GOV.UK website to access this interactive tool to identify possible sources of finance for your company, plus business support services.