Starting a business

Raising finances - grants, loans and funding

When you start a business, there’ll usually be a period when you’re investing lots of time, effort and money before you start making a profit. You’ll need to explore sources of funding (link opens in new window) to help with the costs of starting up your business.

Read about business finance options (link opens in new window), or search for finance schemes in your area (link opens in new window) for your type of business.

The business finance and support finder (link opens in new window) has a list of public funding available in the UK.