Business Library

Welcome to the Shell LiveWIRE Business Library! Are you just starting up? Thinking of scaling? Choose a Business Stage from the menu below to find information appropriate to your current situation. Alternatively, you can use the search tool to look for specific topics.

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Everyone needs money to support their business idea(s), but sadly there aren’t many grants around and the ones that are available tend to be for small amounts of money, or very specific about what they will or won’t pay for.

Grants and Loans

Grants are financial assistance for specific projects, eg the production of promotional materials or the restoration of a shopfront.

Competitions and Awards

Competitions and Awards

In this article we have compiled a list of all of the business competitions and awards that we know of. A great resource for anyone looking for start-up funding.


Information on how you can use Crowdfunding to raise finance for your business or project.

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.