There are lots of growing, successful businesses in the UK and abroad.
From stories about huge global companies like Google, starting life out in a garage, or university friends launching products like Facebook, there are lots of examples of businesses that have grown into market-dominating ones despite their inauspicious beginnings.
But what’s often overlooked is how successful businesses have used finance to get to where they are, which can sometimes give the impression that they didn’t need external finance or investment to get there.
While that’s true of some businesses, lots of the successful businesses we know and recognise wouldn’t be where they are now without securing some form of business finance along the way.
We’ve pulled together the below infographic which outlines how some large businesses have used external finance to grow.
Download the infographic here or view below.