You may be eligible for backed finance or support for your business and can choose which scheme would be right for you.
When applying for finance, lenders will check the credit scores of the business and its directors. Your credit score can be affected by a range of factors so it is worth asking a credit reference agency for your score.
Find a credit reference on the Business Information Providers Association website.
Find government-backed support and finance for business.
Information about how to secure finance and the options available to you.
Find a chartered accountant helps businesses and individuals to find and engage their perfect financial expert.
Funding information portal for UK small businesses.
As you may be aware Start Up Loans is a government scheme providing funding and support for individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK
A Brent based business consultancy delivering initiatives in enterprise and community development.
Support and facilitate positive change for individuals through the provision of a range of programmes.
Business consultancy based in West London offering business advice and support to new and existing SMEs.
This government programme helps small businesses get expert advice on financial matters and support on business growth.
Not for profit organisation helping businesses to apply for a start up loan.
A Government funded scheme providing loans and mentoring for entrepreneurs.
Creating jobs and economic opportunities.
Government and other funding schemes available to community and voluntary organisations in Brent.
A charity helping people wishing to set up, or expand their own business but are unable to access the finance required from conventional sources.
Support from banks
A number of banks have dedicated small business teams, offering general and financial advice for those just starting out or have a business idea.
Providing business and financial advice for new businesses. A live web chat service is available where you can speak with agents who can offer information and guidance on their products and services.
Find out more about borrowing to get you started.
Find out more about their SME Charter.
Accounts designed exclusively for start ups.
Guide for small businesses on applying for borrowing.