This practical 21 page eBook includes:
- plain-English overview of all the main types of business finance, including loans, grants, equity, bootstrapping, crowdfunding and more
- The pros and cons of each type of funding and whether there’s a women’s angle or route
- Links to put you in touch with the main sources of finance and advice to help you move forward
- Exercises to help you understand and deal with your own financial psychology
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Why a women in business finance guide?
The women’s business finance guide helps female start-ups, business owners and entrepreneurs to make the most of loans, grants, equity and more.
When it comes to succeeding in business, whether you’re a man or a woman doesn’t matter a bit. Women’s businesses are just as successful as those led by men. But, there are some important differences in the way we access and approach finance for business and the types of finance we use.
Women in the UK start businesses with much lower levels of funding – across every size and sector of business. This undercapitalisation, not gender, means that women’s businesses are less likely to grow. Of course, many women do not want to grow too much. Neither do most men. But for those who do want to grow, that initial undercapitalisation is a problem.
You might be surprised to know that women are also more likely to be offered a business loan and also more likely to turn it down!
And while financing levels are about the same for male and female led established businesses, the fact is that women use a much narrower range of finance options.
So for women in business, finance is a particular issue and it matters – a lot.
Understanding and, if necessary, dealing with those distinctions could make all the difference for the long-term success of your venture. Make sure you are as fully informed as you can be to make the most of all the financial opportunities open to your business.