Start Up Loan recipients receive 12 months free business support. We also provide 3 years free expert mentoring to applicants who are also accepted to the Start & Grow scheme.


The benefits

 

  • Funding with startup loans
  • Get up to £25,000 funding to launch your business at a low, affordable interest rate (6.2% APR) over 1-5 years
  • Free Access to Start & Grow Scheme
  • Receive 3 years of business mentoring valued at £5,000, this scheme is offered free to eligible Start Up Loan recipients
  • Workshops & Events
  • Access to exclusive workshops & networking events where you can learn everything you need to know to run your business
  • Workspace
  • We have exclusive deals with a number of co-working spaces
  • Business Discounts
  • Our partners supply a wide range of valuable startup discounts and business offers
  • Further types of funding for startups
  • We help you access further sources of funding
  • PR & Marketing
  • We try and generate as much free PR for our businesses as we can

Am I eligible for a startup loan?

Are you over 18 years old?
Do you have the right to live and work in the UK for the loan term?
Are you starting or expanding a business in the UK?

Business Startup Calculator

I want to borrow:

For a duration of:

Monthly Payment £5,657.34

Total Repayment £5,657.34

Getting a startup loan is simple, see how…

Fill in the loan application form

1. Complete application

The first step is to complete the application forms to tell us about your business and how you plan to grow it into a profitable venture

Review your loan application with our start-up advisors

2. Meet a business advisor

After we review your application, we’ll call you in for a chat with one of our business mentors

Finance your business with your approved start-up loan

3. Get your startup business loan

If your loan is approved, you’ll have it in your bank account within just a few weeks

Get the best mentor to help launch your venture

4. Access your mentoring

Our startup mentor team will contact you to get you started with your mentoring support to help you launch or grow your business

Do you have more questions about our service?

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