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FSB FINANCE FACTSHEET

Better Business Finance

http://www.betterbusinessfinance.co.uk/?finance-finder Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad.

Crowd Funding

UK Crowd Funding Association http://www.ukcfa.org.uk/ Crowd Funder www.crowdfunder.co.uk

Invest And Fund a local Kent/Sussex Crowd Fund Platform https://www.investandfund.com/index.aspx

Free business banking

For FSB members. See http://www.fsb.org.uk/business-banking

Funding Circle

Peer to Peer business lending https://www.fundingcircle.com/

Growth Accelerator

GrowthAccelerator is now part of the Business Growth Service, a government- backed service offering support to businesses with the potential to improve and grow. http://www.ga.businessgrowthservice.greatbusiness.gov.uk/

The Marsh Million Business Loan Scheme

http://www.kent.gov.uk/business/business-loans-and-funding/marsh-million- business-loan-scheme The Marsh Million Business Loan Scheme offers 0% interest loan support to small and micro businesses and start ups with the potential for growth in Romney Marsh

New Enterprise Allowance

https://www.gov.uk/new-enterprise-allowance New Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you’re getting certain benefits.

Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme

http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/default.aspx if you are aged 18-30.

Start Up Loans

http://www.startuploans.co.uk/ A government funded scheme to provide advice, business loans and mentoring to startup businesses

Times of Tunbridge Wells

£5m Investment Fund open to applications from SMEs

http://www.timesoftunbridgewells.co.uk/

UKTI

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment

UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports

For impartial feedback and comments on high street banks’ services:

British Banking Insight http://www.businessbankinginsight.co.uk/

 

 

www.fsb.org.uk/benefits