Start Up Loans helped me
launch Floris - a zero waste
stationery company.

Aoife Doherty Owner of Floris

Looking to start up?

Are you an early-stage company?
See what our start-up solutions could do for your business.

When you’re trying to start a business, finance can be the key to getting your idea off the ground.

That’s why the British Business Bank, through its partner the Start Up Loans Company, is providing loans of up to £25,000 – as well as mentoring and advice – to make sure budding businesses get the best start in life.

A Start Up Loan isn’t a business loan, but an unsecured personal loan. Alongside the funding, you’ll get free support and guidance to help write your business plan, and up to 12 months of free mentoring if your application is successful.


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Free business plan template

When you’re about to start a business, having a well-written business plan is crucial.

It includes information about your goals, strategies, marketing and sales plans, and financial forecasts. Download our free template and get your plan started.

Free online learning for start-ups

Start Up Loans has partnered with the Open University to provide a range of free, useful courses covering some business essentials.

Covering everything from finance and accounting to leadership and management, they’re designed to help new business owners understand more about the key aspects of running a business.

Start Up Loans criteria

  • Are you aged 18 or over?
  • Have you developed a business idea?
  • Will your business be based in the UK?
  • Do you live in the UK?
  • Has your business been trading for less than three years?
  • Have you already accessed a Start Up Loan and been trading for less than five years?

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