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One of the most common questions we get asked here at Shell LiveWIRE is “where can I get funding for my business?”
Everyone needs money to support their business idea(s), but sadly there aren't many free grants around and the ones that are available tend to be for small amounts of money, or...
Grants and Loans
Grants offer financial assistance for specific projects, e.g. the production of promotional materials or the restoration of a shopfront. The obvious benefits of grants are:
they don’t have to be repaid, unless you fall foul of the grant criteria
they cover some of your project...
A co-operative is owned and run jointly by its members, all of whom share equal status. Each owns an equal share and has an equal voice in the business. Outsiders may not own a share.
A co-operative will use its profit as a bonus for members, for the good of the community, or retain it in the...
Investors and Business Angels
In order to help your business grow, you might want to bring in outside investment in return for a stake in your business and a share of your profits. An investor can do more than just provide money. They can help you plan or run your business, provide valuable business contacts and act as a...
Information on how you can use Crowdfunding to raise finance for your business or project.
Crowdfunding (derived from the term 'Crowdsourcing') is a relatively new way to raise investment for your business or project from a wide range of independent sources, potentially from anywhere in the...
Further Support for Business
Apart from Shell LiveWIRE, there are numerous organisations around the UK that can help you start up in business.
The British Library Business & IP Centre is an invaluable resource for anyone thinking of starting up a business. The Centre offers free resources, support and advice to...
The Elevator Pitch
The term ‘elevator pitch’ is used to describe the overview or presentation that an entrepreneur might give to describe their business, products or services to an investor or business angel.
As the name suggests, the pitch is usually delivered in the time it would take to ride an elevator...
Financial Action Planner (FAP)
The Shell LiveWIRE Financial Action Planner (FAP) will help you to:
develop your all-round financial skills
learn more about a range of financial issues
identify suitable sources of finance
create a set of financial forecasts
test out different financial scenarios
To access the FAP...
Shell LiveWIRE 'Hot 40' 2012
Meet the Shell LiveWIRE 'Hot 40' - the shortlist for our £10,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2012.
These entrepreneurs have already won a £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award for their business and were shortlisted for the £10,000 prize in...
Shell LiveWIRE LIVE! 2011
Our annual Shell LiveWIRE LIVE! event will take place in London on Wednesday 9th November 2011.
This exciting daytime event will bring together over 100 young entrepreneurs from across the UK to network and learn from some of Britain's leading business minds. Later that...