Business Finance Week – all you need to know

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      The week commencing 7th November marks Business Finance Week 2022. The week will feature five days of events to help small businesses learn more about the different finance options available to them, as we explain below.

      What is Business Finance Week?

      Business Finance Week is a five-day event hosted by the British Business Bank and well-respected business support partners from across the UK. It was created in response to the significant impact Covid-19 has had on smaller businesses and the continued pressure they are now facing from the rising cost of living. 

      Many businesses need additional financial support and guidance, and Business Finance Week aims to help. Throughout the week there will be a range of nationwide and regional in-person events, webinars and more. Each day will be centered around a key theme, enabling SMEs to hear from experts in their field across a variety of subjects. 

      What to expect during Business Finance Week?

      During the five-day event you can expect the following:

      Monday 7th November – Funding your start-up

      The first day will focus on finding the right financial support that your new business needs to grow.

      Tuesday 8th November – Angel investment

      Events on Tuesday will cover topics including how angel investment works, and what an angel can do to take your business to the next level.

      Wednesday 9th November – Equity for growth

      During Wednesday, you can learn everything you need to know about equity investment, including when it’s the right time for your business and where to find a suitable investor.

      Thursday 10th November –  Debt for business

      On Thursday, events will focus on debt for business. Managed correctly, debt finance provides a cash injection that could help your business meet its potential.

      Friday 11th November –  Green finance

      The last day of Business Finance Week will look at sustainability – a key priority for smaller businesses. Topics will focus on the finance options available to support green ambitions, enabling SMEs to leave more informed and prepared. 

      To sign up, head to the British Business Bank website and reserve a spot at the events you feel are most appropriate for your business.

      Resources for Business Finance Week here at Swoop

      Here at Swoop, we have a number of useful guides and a range of resources to help you prepare for Business Finance Week.

      Funding your start-up

      Firstly, if you’re looking for support on how to fund your start-up, our guide outlines some of the options worth exploring, including bootstrapping, family and friends, angel investment, crowdfunding and venture capital. 

      Angel investment

      Business angels are private individuals who are prepared to invest their own money into start-up or early stage businesses in exchange for a share of the company’s equity. Our guide explains all you need to know about angel investment. 

      Equity for growth

      Read this case study to discover how Swoop helped a vegan meal company find the right funding and save the business. 

      Debt for business

      With Black Friday on the way, read our helpful tips to ensure your business is as prepared as possible for this big event.

      Green finance

      With energy costs at record highs, our blog explains why investing in solar power for your business could make good financial sense and why it could pay to do it now. 

      Check your business funding options for free by signing up to the Swoop platform.

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      Written by

      Rachel Wait

      Rachel has been writing about finance and consumer affairs for over a decade, helping people to get to grips with their finances and cut through the jargon. She's written for a range of websites and national newspapers including MoneySuperMarket, Money to the Masses, Forbes UK, and Mail on Sunday. Rachel has covered almost every financial topic, from car insurance and credit cards, to business bank accounts and mortgages.

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