Choosing and securing the right type of finance for your business is essential.

There are many different types of finance available – each of them designed to meet different needs. This tool can help you by providing a personalised list of the most suitable finance options for your business.

This tool is designed to point you in the direction of suitable funding pathways. Businesses are most likely to gain funding through a combination of finance options, rather than a single source.

Also, it is important to be aware that to attract most forms of funding, your business should have a comprehensive business plan. Cashflow is an area that will be closely scrutinised, as is your payment record with other creditors so it is important the business is prepared before seeking finance.

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You can save your progress while using this tool. To do so, you will need to log in or register – then you can come back and check or change your responses at any time, and the tool will give you updated advice. Please ensure that before saving, you have answered all questions on the page you are working on.

The tool identifies types of finance available to you; it does not recommend specific products or services and is not a substitute for professional advice.