Aquaint yourself with the various methods of attracting investment.
The main providers of finance for businesses are banks and
financial institutions, but the government does provide some
When presenting your ideas to potential investors / lenders,
it is wise to create a business
Using a Finance Broker
Many financial proposals are turned down because they are packaged
and presented in the wrong way, and even presented to the wrong
lending organisation - leading people to think that their deal
is non-fundable. Whether you are looking for Asset Finance,
a loan for a Leasehold Retail Business, Property development
funding or finance to improve your existing business cash-flow,
it is important to approach the right lender. So remember, selecting
the right people to help you raise funding for your venture
can be as important as choosing the right business.
using a finance broker can be good for business.
Find a finance broker.
Persuading the Bank to Invest in your Business
Some tips on borrowing from your
bank - Written by Barclays.
Raising equity capital involves selling a share of a business to a venture
capital company or an informal investor. Although venture capital
companies are the main providers of equity finance, they are
highly selective about the investments they make and normally
do not invest in amounts under £100,000; although there are
exceptions, particularly for seed investments in potentially
high growth ventures.
Further information is available from:
Venture Capital Association.
Informal Investment -'Business Angels'.
The alternative to venture capital providers, as a source of
smaller amounts of equity capital, is informal investment. These
investors are private individuals, usually with a business background.
They are willing to make investments in small business in return
for an equity stake. They can also offer the benefits of their
own management expertise.
Further information :
Business Links: T. 0845 756 7765
National Business Angels Network: T. +44 (0) 20 7329 2929
The British Venture