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Businesses vary in size, aim and complexity. Their financial requirements and risk appetite are equally varied. Which type of finance is right for your business? Choose from:

Types of business

Start ups
Micro businesses
Small businesses
Medium-sized business
Large businesses

Other key considerations that will help you make the right choice include:

Key considerations

Costs of finance
Need/use
Security
Timing
The Lending Code
Tax reliefs and incentives
Starting a business
Start-up loans
Equity finance
Funding for lending scheme

Other businesses' experiences – case studies

Barclays Bank has helped many businesses obtain finance during these difficult times. Here are the experiences of five different UK businesses between early 2012 and 2013:

Now you have carefully considered the key issues relating to your type of business, you are ready to draft your business plan and prepare your working cashflow.

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Last updated: 2 Dec 2013