Financing tool

Getting the right finance can be a challenge for any venture. Options include bank lending, personal savings, external investment and government allowances.

Use our interactive tool to identify the right financing options for your business.

Start. Are you:



Q1. Have you prepared a business plan and cash flow forecast?



Q2. Do you have any savings you can invest in the business?



Q3. Can you get any financing from family or friends?



Q4. Can you borrow personally and use that to help finance the business?



Q5. Are you prepared to offer a share in your business in return for finance?



Q8. Are you currently claiming any state benefits?



Q1. Have you prepared a cash flow forecast?



Q2. Would your cash flow allow you to meet interest and repayments on additional borrowing?



Q4. Do you need funding to buy commercial premises?



Q3. Can you offer security for bank borrowing?



E5. Do you need funding to buy equipment or other assets?




Q6. How high is your annual turnover?



Q7. Do you need financing for international trade?



Q8. Are you willing to offer a share in your business in return for finance?



Q9. Do you need the money for a specific project or for general growth financing?