We will you know if you are eligible for funding within 3 days.
Submit the required documents or attend our support sessions if you require help
Finalise your application.
Receive your funds and access 12 months free support
Have an idea and need help?
Business plan & cash flow finalised & funding required
Ready to Start – You have nearly completed your business planning and are soon to start your business. Please note, you do not have to have a perfect plan or Cashflow forecast at this stage, the best thing to do is to submit your documentation and then book your mentor meeting.
The more information we have, the easier it is for us to lend. Include information about your research, examples of potential premises, pictures of your products, specs for your websites, quotes for the items you will spend the loan on, copies of any relevant qualifications etc
The application process is likely to take 1-4 weeks
Business already trading or Purchasing a Business
Already Trading or Purchasing an Existing Business – The more information we have about your business, the easier our decision is. You may decide that a simple pitch deck business plan may be more appropriate than a Business Plan
The application process can take 1-2 weeks.
Starting a franchise
Franchise – The Startup funding can be used to purchase a new franchise, or for larger franchises can be used as part of a funding package in conjunction with bank financing.
We require a business plan and cash flow which your franchisor will help with, together with a copy of the franchise agreement.
Your business plan is essential for your application for a Start Up Loan. The Business Plan should set out both your idea and your operational plan. We can accept Business Plans in any format, including Pitch Decks. Please take a look at our Business Plan template so that you can see the type of information we require, you can also use our template if preferred
Cashflow forecasting sounds intimidating but it is surprisingly simple, so do not be put off. It effectively amounts to predicting how much money you forecast coming IN and OUT of your business. Think of it as the financial representation of your business & operational plan. Remember, when you meet your business mentor your forecast does not have to be perfect so do not worry!
The more information we have about your business, the easier the application process will be. Supporting evidence could include:
Please note, if your business does not have these items it does not mean we won’t be able to provide a Start Up Loan