Steps to access funding & mentoring for your business

Apply for your loan, fill the application form

1. Complete application

Click the GET STARTED button and tell us about you and your business and how you plan to grow it into a profitable venture.

Review your loan application with our startup advisors

2. Speak to a business advisor

Once you’ve been through the eligibility check we will put you in touch with a business adviser who will help you with your business plan and financial forecasts.

Finance your business with your approved start-up loan

3. Get your startup loan

When your business plan is finished we will do an assessment of your application. If your loan is approved you will be sent a loan agreement and your loan will be transferred to you.

Get the best mentor to help launch your venture

4. Access your business mentoring

Our mentoring co-ordinator will contact you to understand your mentoring requirements and match you up with the most suitable mentor.

Our funded businesses

Pete Dowds and Tom Brooks - Start-up loan recipient

Pete Dowds & Tom Brooks

Mopp Founders

Pippa Murray - Start-up loan recipient

Pippa Murray

Pip&Nut Founder

Steven Renwick - Start-up loan recipient

Steven Renwick

Satago Founder

“Startup Direct were exceptionally helpful with my business plan and cash flow. They supported me every step of the way during my application, I was able to contact with any questions and I always got a positive response. Startup Direct made a dream possible.”

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Funding provided £34,950,056

Businesses funded 2,928

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