Start-up funding support

Funding is a major challenge for many start-up businesses and there is no magic, easy solution. You may know your business idea inside-out, but you'll have to work hard to convince people that your business is worth investing in.

Whilst it would be ideal to have investors fighting to fund your business, this is often not the reality. New platforms such as crowd funding and angel investment funds are making it easier for start-ups to get the money they need to launch. However, the most popular route to tackling the problem of accessing finance is to apply for a start-up loan. Start-up loans allow you to maintain control of your business by not losing any equity stakes. You'll also boost your future investment appeal as you're demonstrating your commitment to your business idea and will inspire confidence.

 

How we can help

Working with our partners Virgin StartUp and SWIG we can help you access a low interest start-up loan of up to £25,000, helping to turn your dream into a reality.

You’ll be matched with a business adviser who will help you to identify and apply for the most suitable funding option for you. We'll guide you through every step of the application process to ensure that your loan is accepted.

After receiving your loan, we’ll continue to work with you for up to 12 months to keep you on track and assist with any challenges that you may face. We'll also help you to create an investment ready business plan and accurate financial forecasts as well as giving you access to a range of additional resources and start-up offers.

Crowdfunding is another great option for funding your business and Cavendish Crowd has £5,000 to give away to top performing start-ups!

 

Cost

You can access our start-up loan support free of charge if your business is based in the South West of England and has been trading for less than 2 years.

 

How to get started

For more information about the loan application process or to discuss how we can work with you to help you achieve a start-up loan, contact our team today

 

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