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Every business, small or large, needs finance to operate on a day to day basis. Further funding may also be needed to grow and expand. The following section will help you to understand what your different finance options might be for the stage your business is at and for any other specific commercial needs. You will also be directed to an array of finance providers which you can approach for each different type of business finance.

This section will:

  • Educate you about the different types of finance that are available to small businesses
  • Explain the different terminology
  • Help you identify what finance you need when
  • Provide you with information on the minimum criteria you will need in order to qualify for the different types of finance
  • Provide you with details on the minimum information you will need to provide when applying for the different types of finance
  • List the various financial providers that you can approach with brief details on each

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Grant Funding

Investment Mandate 


Investment Term

Black Ownership