Browse our articles about the different types of business finance available for businesses looking to use external finance to grow.

View our articles on finance for your business, including everything from explainers on different types of finance to making the most of your business bank account.

Types of debt finance

Learn about the different types of debt finance available to smaller businesses.

Start Up Loans

Find out more about Start Up Loans and how they can help your business. Our guide explains what they are, who they suit, and how to apply.

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Types of equity finance

Learn about the various types of equity finance available to smaller businesses.

Venture capital

What is venture capital and could it help your business? Our guide explains what it is, what businesses it suits and what investors seek.

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Private equity

What is private equity? Could it help your business grow? Our guide explains what it is, who it suits and what investors look for.

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What is the AIM?

Learn what the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is, how companies can list on it, and why companies need a nominated advisor (Nomad).

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Working capital

Learn about the different types of finance that can support your working capital.

Finance guidance

Learn about how finance can help your business grow.

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