The British Business Bank has launched a new interactive website that offers independent information on finance options for scale-up, high growth and potential high growth businesses.
The new site features checklists to get ‘investor ready’ as well as articles from finance providers on how smaller businesses can identify and access the right finance for their growth ambitions.
At the centre of the site is the British Business Bank’s new Finance Finder, a simple six-step tool that enables smaller business to explore and identify some of the finance options that might work for them.
The new online hub, backed by research into the way today’s aspiring business leaders access information in the digital age, has been designed to appeal to busy, digitally-savvy smaller business leaders with engaging, jargon free content, infographics, and videos as well as event listings to allow small businesses to grow their networks. Plus, there are case studies and learnings from real businesses who have successfully accessed finance.
The information hub can be found at financeyourgrowth.co.uk.
Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank said: “There are bright and brilliant businesses all across the UK. But often, their growth ambitions aren’t realised because the financial landscape is complex, daunting and misunderstood. We want to change that. We want to help businesses understand their finance options and through clear, practical tips put them in the best position to successfully access the right finance for their growth potential. That’s why we have created a best-in-class Information Hub to raise awareness of the finance options available to the UK’s small, high growth businesses.”
Central to the development of the resource is a partnership between British Business Bank and 12 industry leading editorial partners who have provided their expertise on a range of 17 types of finance included in the information hub.
Editorial partners include Beauhurst, British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), Business Growth Fund, finnCap, London Stock Exchange Group, Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), ScaleUp Institute, Tech Nation, UK Business Angel Association (UKBAA), UK Crowdfunding Association, UK Export Finance and UK Finance.
The information hub has been designed, written and built by Engine Group’s customer engagement specialist, Partners Andrews Aldridge, working in conjunction with the British Business Bank’s communications and marketing team.
The Information Hub by numbers:
- More than 80 pages of content
- 17 finance types
- 12 editorial partners
- 8 finance type videos
- 6-step Finance Finder