The Business Finance Guide – a journey from start-up to growth

The Business Finance Guide – a journey from start-up to growth has been devised for businesses and advisers by the British Business Bank and the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty, supported by a further 17 major professional, membership and representative organisations, listed below.

Download or view a pdf of The Business Finance Guide update 2015

It is a unique guide that sets out the main things to consider and outlines sources of finance available to businesses – ranging from start-ups to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies.

The Business Finance Guide draws on the considerable expertise of its many contributors, who together represent more than a million members in businesses, finance providers and advisory firms and organisations.

The guide also includes several tools and ideas to help businesses consider their options, make decisions and plan how they will finance expansion.

If you offer advice to business, and would like to use this guide as part of your business advice offering, please email

You can also tweet about the guide using the #bfg2015 hashtag on Twitter.

Please note: British Business Bank does not provide funding directly to smaller businesses. We work in conjunction with private sector partners to enable you to access more finance, from a greater number of providers, through a wider range of products.


Our BFG partners:
ABFA - m    bcc - m    BVCA - m    CBI - m    EEF - m    FLA - m

FPB - m     FSB - m    GrAcc - m    ICM - m

IoD -m    london-stock-exchange - m    P2PFA - m    QCA - m    UKBAA - m    UKCFA - m


Further Resources

Press Release

ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty
British Business Bank