Finance and Funding

Securing the right finance for your business is crucial in how you develop and grow your business.
Before you approach any organisation for financial assistance, you will need to work out where your business is, where you want it to go, and how much you need to take it there. If you’ve reached the point where your business requires an injection of cash, it may not always be obvious where your first port of call should be.

By analysing your business – both in terms of where you are and where you want to take it – the most appropriate means to finance growth should become clearer.

Personal Investment

A financial investment by a person, rather than by a business or a financial institution, or these investments considered as a whole.

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The Finance Options:

Venture Capital

Venture capitalists take an equity position in the company to help it carry out a promising but higher risk project. This involves giving up some ownership or equity in your business to an external party. Venture capitalists also expect a healthy return on their investment, often generated when the business starts selling shares to the public.

Angels

Angels are generally wealthy individuals or retired company executives who invest directly in small firms owned by others. They are often leaders in their own field who not only contribute their experience and network of contacts but also their technical and/or management knowledge. Angels tend to finance the early stages of the business with investments.

Bank Loan

Bank loans are the most commonly used source of funding for small and medium-sized businesses. Consider the fact that all banks offer different advantages, whether it’s personalized service or customized repayment. It’s a good idea to shop around and find the bank that meets your specific needs.

Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals—primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms—and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure.

Government grants and subsidies

Government agencies provide financing such as grants and subsidies that may be available to your business.

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