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The Business Finance Guide

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

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


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Audience Panel 2014

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The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills

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