Starting a business

Finance from £1,000 up to £5 million to help you get off the ground or support your early years.

What sets us apart

Business owner
99%

of new customers recommend us*

  • Dedicated, local account managers
  • 99% of new customers recommend us*
  • A strong network of co-investors and advisers
  • Ongoing relationship management and support
  • Business-to-business and business-to-customer supported

How we can help

There’s lots to consider if you’re starting out on your own for the first time.

  • Renting or purchasing new premises
  • Buying equipment 
  • Hiring staff
  • Marketing
  • Stock purchasing

Whatever sector you’re going into, we can help you cover the setup costs. 

Getting through your early years might mean you need some extra finance for a range of needs:

  • Renting or buying new premises
  • Cash flow
  • Training staff 
  • Marketing
  • Additional stock
  • Developing products and services

Whether it’s to strengthen or help you grow we can provide loans and equity.

There’s lots to consider if you’re starting out on your own for the first time.

  • Renting or purchasing new premises
  • Buying equipment 
  • Hiring staff
  • Marketing
  • Stock purchasing

Whatever sector you’re going into, we can help you cover the setup costs. 

Getting through your early years might mean you need some extra finance for a range of needs:

  • Renting or buying new premises
  • Cash flow
  • Training staff 
  • Marketing
  • Additional stock
  • Developing products and services

Whether it’s to strengthen or help you grow we can provide loans and equity.

Looking for a start-up loan of up to £50,000? 

We’ll need to see:

  • Business plan summary
  • Historic accounts (up to two years if available)
  • Cash flow forecast (one year)
  • Up-to-date management information
  • Previous six months bank statements  (personal if start-up)
  • Statement of assets and liability

If you're looking for finance to launch your business then a personal cash contribution will be required.

 

What if I don't have all of these right now?

Not to worry. You can either start your application and save your progress for later or submit and send us the supporting documents when you are ready. 

 

Need help with your business plan?

Visit Business Wales for help on how to write a professional business plan.

 

Are you a social enterprise looking for funding?

Looking for an injection of finance over £50,000? 

We’ll need to see:

  • Business plan summary
  • Historic accounts (up to two years if available)
  • Monthly Integrated Forecast (two years inc. profit and loss, cash flow and balance Sheet)
  • Up-to-date management information
  • Previous six months bank statements (personal if start-up)
  • Statement of assets and liability

What if I don't have all of these right now?

Not to worry. You can either start your application and save your progress for later or submit and send us the supporting documents when you are ready. 

 

Need help with your business plan?

Visit Business Wales for help on how to write a professional business plan.

 

If you're looking for finance to launch your business then a personal cash contribution will be required.

*Based on a customer feedback survey sample of 115 businesses between April 2018 and March 2019.