Debt is one of the realities of business. Even if your customers pay within the allocated terms, it's your business that is carrying the risk. Many businesses avoid thinking about debt until they are in a position where they are faced with a potentially ruinous situation of a large debt and insufficient capital to keep the business operational.

Most businesses require funding from external providers if they are to achieve the expansion the stakeholders and directors envisage. Within the northeast there are more than 60 sources for external funding. Across the UK and internationally, a lot more.

Generally there are two occasions when a Business Plan will be produced for a trading business - we're going to look at the reasons and what you should be including in your plan.

Accurate and timely Management Information is key to running a successful business. Decisions made based on out of date or inaccurate information can be detrimental to your growth plans – it's like driving with one hand behind your back, possible, but not advisable and a sure way to send you off down the wrong track!

Raising funding for a startup is hard. There's no question about it: raising capital from angel investors or venture capitalists is a huge hurdle for almost every startup out there.


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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