Get investor ready

Preparing for investment means understanding what questions to ask investors, and the routes to getting finance for your business.

There’s a lot to think about on the road to investment.

You need to understand what investors are seeking when they invest, and what makes a business eligible for the finance they provide. And it helps to know how much money you should be asking for, rather than settling on an arbitrary number.

Give your business the very best chance of success by reading the checklists, articles and success stories mentioned below. We also explain what should be in place throughout the journey to investment, so you can plan ahead.

Regional support

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Making business finance work for you

Making business finance work for you

Starting a business doesn’t come with a set of instructions.

We know that understanding the many different types of financial product in the marketplace can be difficult.

Our Making business finance work for you guide is designed to help you make an informed choice about accessing the right type of finance for you and your business.