Useful Resources for Startups

Funding Circle

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The Funding Circle is a Peer-to-Peer funding network where people with savings and investment capital can choose to support a business that they like the look of.

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Crowdfunding your Project.

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Crowdfunding is becoming a more and more popular way to test your business concept and help fund getting it up and running, without any reliance upon banks or investors.

The two main providers are kickstarter.com and indiegogo.com:

 

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Startup Britain.

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Startup Britain encourages events around the UK. It is run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and their aim is to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

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Start Your Business Magazine.

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Startup Your Business Magazine is packed full of interesting interviews, tutorials, videos and articles.

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Government New Enterprise Allowance.

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The Government have put aside millions to support those on benefits into business. The New Enterprise Allowance is managed by Job Centre + and eligible claimants can get around £1200 in allowances to help kickstart their business.

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Government Startup Loans Scheme.

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The Government Startup Loans Scheme has so far helped 10,000 businesses with over £50million pounds worth of business loans.

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Angel Investors.

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Kent Investment Network is run by a group of high net worth individuals looking for investment opportunities in the county.

They are more suited to existing businesses or those in early phases of startup that are showing strong signs of growth.

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Virgin Startup Loans.

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Recently formed to support 18-30 year olds, Virgin Startup Loans places mentors with those who take out a business loan.

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