Funded and thriving: Understanding financing

Financial initiatives to support business growth are continually being announced by the Government, local authorities, individuals and private-sector companies.

Funding from private companies often aims to nurture specific industries, particularly high-growth sectors like technology, sustainable manufacturing and healthcare. They might target general growth or specific projects, such as the development of a new product.

If your business is considering obtaining funding to achieve its goals, here’s what you need to know.

How to access funding

Depending on the provider, there are many different ways to access private-sector financing. You’ll need to consult the providers’ individual criteria to decide whether you’re eligible for the funding and whether it’s right for you.

Here are a few key items to consider when trying to access funding:

An accountant will be able to help you identify the right sources of funding for you.

Managing the funding for growth

Securing funding for your projects is only the first step towards achieving genuine growth. Once you have obtained your funding, you must effectively manage it to optimise its potential. Here’s how:

Make the most of funding

Before you seek private funding for your business – and throughout the process – we encourage you to consult an accounting expert to make sure that it’s the right thing for you.

For example, an accountant can help you assess your current financial health – showing you whether you’re ready for further funding, and how you can maximise its impact.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our team for further guidance on growing your business through external funding.