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Pippa Murray Founder, Pip & Nut

Looking to Start up

Are you an early-stage company, less than two years old?
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 Loan company is funding loans of up to £25,000 – available to entrepreneurs, in addition to mentoring and advice, to ensure budding businesses get the best start in life.

Unlike a business loan, this is an unsecured personal loan, and you’ll get free support and guidance to help write your business plan, and successful applicants get up to 12 months of free mentoring.

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Free business plan template

A well-written business plan is important when you’re about to start a business.

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

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Free HMRC e-learning for startups

Access HM Revenue and Customs' free e-learning for people starting up their own business.

This course guides you through everything you need to know about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses, with useful tips and practical case studies to help you along the way.

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Start Up Loans criteria

  • Are you aged 18+?
  • Have you developed a business idea?
  • Will your business be based in the UK?
  • Are you a UK resident?
  • Has your business been trading for between 0 and 24 months?

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