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Raising finance

If you are thinking of expanding your business, or starting a new one, you will need to raise finance. This requires careful planning and good professional advice.

Raising finance for your business

Raising finance for businesses can be challenging to say the least. If you are thinking of expanding your business, or starting a new one, you will need to raise finance. What are your options?

How to present a request for finance to your bank

We recommend you tell your bank manager what is required, and ensure that you present him or her with a proper proposal for consideration. Banks are in business and make a considerable profit from lending money.

Business plans: the foundation for success

Any business, whether it is just starting out or is considering the next stage in its development, will need a business plan.

Annual financial planning

Planning is all-important in business. By planning for the future, a business can focus on how best to boost profit margins, to manage costs and to set achievable, realistic targets for growth.