Understand
finance options

Understand
finance options

For growing businesses, there’s a finance option out there to match your ambition. We help you understand what external finance is, what options are available and how they could help your business.

What is external finance?

‘External finance’ is any funding that comes from outside your business. This can come from friends and family, from a traditional bank or even from an investor. External finance can be used to help your business grow.

Finance options can be grouped into two categories – equity and debt. Equity finance is where a business sells shares to raise money. Debt finance is where a business borrows money from a lender, and then pays it back with interest.

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We’ve compiled a resource list to help you get to grips with the external finance landscape. From understanding what’s available to the benefits for your business, we’ve got the information you need to make an informed decision.
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