Choose the right finance when starting a business



Every new business needs money when starting up. Understanding the cost of starting a small business is crucial. Even before their first sale, most businesses will need to:

  • buy equipment
  • establish the workplace
  • meet marketing costs

Once you're trading, you'll need cash to pay the bills and keep the business going.

There are a range of financing options for new businesses and choosing the right ones for your business needs is essential. Options include:

  • using your own money
  • sourcing money from the bank, an investor or family and friends
  • applying for government grants and support

This guide will help you to work out your financial requirements when starting up, consider the different finance options for new businesses and outline the advantages and disadvantages of using your own money to start a business.

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