Back to all news

Need funding for growth but don't know where to go

Thursday 5th September

We can help

Historically businesses would have looked to the High Street banks to obtain all the finance they require to fund working capital and investment. However, with many small and medium sized businesses often experiencing difficulty accessing finance through the more traditional routes, new forms of finance have been developed from a wide range of new and innovative suppliers to help plug this gap.

But it can often appear a daunting task for business owners to identify the right funding provider for their specific purpose. And there are many possible options out there. Far more than you might think possible.

Alternative providers may comprise of Debt Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding, Peer to Peer Lending, Grants or Specialist funds. 

All offer excellent choices for businesses that are looking to grow and manage their cashflow, but with so many to choose from how do you decide which is the best one for your business needs? Incidentally, it may be that a mix of these options is required.

As with any financial transaction it is important to ensure you have a clear understanding of exactly what is on offer, and ultimately which provides the best long-term option for your business.  If you are in any doubt on which is the best route for your business to take, take professional help and advice.

But with demand for any type of finance high and competition fierce; successfully securing the funding can often prove a challenge. However, appointing the right financial advisor really does make the difference between success and failure. When choosing a financial advisor, it is essential you find a partner you trust, and who has the relevant expert experience. And who knows where to go to get the solution that is right for you.

How can The Growth Hub help you?

Our Access To Finance programme can help.

We offer an impartial and balanced professional viewpoint.  And it’s FREE

We will assess any risks associated with the funding you are considering, ensuring you protect the future strength of your business. With our extensive experience and knowledge across a diverse range of sectors, we help to establish your objectives and then find the right financial solution for you. Working on raising finance daily means we are fully aware of who is in the market for investing/lending to SMEs, the sort of investment opportunities they are looking for and how best to approach them for finance.

Useful Contact Information

Our Access2Finance portal has a free, searchable list of 45+ finance providers, including loans and equity, with loads of hints and tips and explanations of technical terms and guidance throughout the whole finance raising process.

And to get in touch with an Access2Finance adviser, contact The Growth Hub for a FREE consultation


T: 0800 032 3488

Back to all news & case studies

Request A Call Back


Tailored support for you

Birmingham wholesaler adds spice to expansion plans following funding package from Maven

Find out more

Growth Through Exporting - Case Study - Rachel Simpson

Find out more

Mentoring for Growth Case Study - LG Davis

Find out more

Subscribe to our newsletter

All the latest GBSLEP Growth Hub news, updates and opportunities delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see how we will handle your personal data.