General Financial Advice
General financial advice for grants. finance and funding support to businesses.
Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad, BBF is here to help.
Crowdcube is the next generation of business investment. It is a new way to fund start-ups and business expansion by crowdfunding for equity, giving entrepreneurs a platform to connect with people and raise venture capital. By attracting lots of investors who invest smaller amounts of money into a person, company, product or idea you can bypass the traditional ways of raising venture finance.
Funding Circle launched in 2010 because of two key problems: businesses were being starved of finance by the big banks, while people were getting a poor return on their money. The answer seemed simple: why not make it possible for people to earn a better return on their money by lending it to businesses looking for funding?
A vast number of entrepreneurs need £150,000 or less to take their "first step" before launching or seeking later-stage capital. For most entrepreneurs - including highly-talented ones - this is the toughest capital to access. Seedrs helps to find investors seeking small investments in growing businesses.
Kickstarter is the world's largest platform for creative projects ranging from film, games and music to art, design and technology. Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing - projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money.