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All in the prep

Prepare for growth

When you prepare for growth, the work to be done in getting a business to a position where it can take on additional capital need not be too daunting a task. However, nor should it be underestimated.

S.T.A.R.T. by looking at the business afresh, with a questioning mind, so that the answers to the questions a potential shareholder or lender will probably raise are immediately to hand.

Step out from your business
Take a fresh look at prospects and challenges
Analyse your opportunities
Reach for the future
Think about finance

Next steps

If you’re ready to review your finance options, you can review all the forms of finance available to you on this chart, or use our interactive tool to understand what options might be available.


Together on the journey

Access to the right kind of finance at every stage in your growth journey enables businesses like yours to invest, grow and create jobs. That’s why the British Business Bank and ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty, and partner organisations representing finance and business, have created the business finance guide.

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