Funding and Finance

Finance Yourself For Growth

Finance confuses more people than any other discipline in business; budgeting, cashflow, ROI, cash cycles, financial ratios.


Finance, or Cash as we like to call it, is just another resource that you use to help your business. Cash is the oxygen of your business. To get started you might need a Government-backed Startup loan, and to get growing you might need some help with training on an accounts software packages, checking a customer’s credit, finance, availability of grants or other advice.

'Cash is not King, Cashflow is King' (Verne Harnish, Author of Scaling Up)

Finding The Money

We specialise in working with both new and growing companies across all sectors. There are a host of funding options including banks, crowdfunding, venture capital and grants to name but a few. We would be more than happy to discuss and refer you to these if they are your best option, but Startup Loans and Grants are two ways that companies can often find money without too much fuss.

 

Grants in the UK are very dependent on three things; business location, industry sector, and job creation. We would be happy to discuss these options with you.

 

We work with Government Startup Loans [link to the bare facts] on a day to day basis so please just get in touch to discuss.

Managing The Money

In the last few years it has become ever more easy to manage your business’s money yourself with the growth of Xero, Quickbooks, Sage and other accounts packages such as Free Agent. We can help you get up and running with managing your money.

 

Without over-complicating things, we can also talk to you about how you can use financial information and financial levers to improve the cashflow in your business.

Startup Loans

Government-backed Startup Loans are a great way to access funding for your new and growing business.
 

If you are aged 18 or over, and your business has been trading for less than two years, you may well qualify for a Startup Loan.

We work with Government Startup Loans on a day-to-day basis so please just get in touch to discuss. 

R&D Tax Credits

Any company solving a technical or scientific uncertainty can claim back their research and development costs. This includes improvements to existing products, process improvement, testing, or developing a new way of doing something.

 

It is estimated that over 75% of eligible companies never see the R&D cash benefit come back into their business because they do not know, or have not been advised, that they can claim.

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Smorgasbord Business Ltd
76 Main Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5HB, UK