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The Knowledge Centre is HSBC’s online magazine and information centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business More...

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Subsidised and guaranteed loans

If you have a promising business but cannot provide the security needed for a conventional bank loan, the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme may be what you need. Alternatively, other

Research your export markets

Thorough research is essential before you start exporting. Research helps you identify the best opportunities, understand how to sell into new markets and avoid costly mistakes. Much of the information

First steps to exporting

Exporting can boost your turnover and reduce your dependence on UK-based customers. But moving into export is a big step - it’s important you consider whether your business is ready

Floating your company

Floating your company can be one of the most exciting experiences in your business life. But it can also be stressful, time consuming and expensive. You need to think carefully

Selling a business

Selling a business is often the culmination of years of work. It is not something that many managers or owners do more than once. You have to get it right

Buying a business

Identifying a business that you want to buy is only a first step. Approaching the purchase in the right way is key to making the most of the opportunity and