HBV Enterprise - a Centre of Excellence for Raising Business Finance
"I could not have done this without you, and am hugely grateful for your patience and great teaching. I have learnt an absolute ton" - SM
" I recommend all entrepreneurs to go through this process...invaluable." - LE
"Start Up Loans Company" Loans - available from HBV Enterprise
Yes? Then the Start Up Loans Company, funded by the government, could be for you, and HBV is your local provider. You will have to pay interest on any loan, but the service is free. Read our FAQ on Start Up Loans here.
For larger loans, see 'HBV Loan Funds' below. Why not come in and see us at HBV Enterprise Centre, or call our finance adviser David Lobley on 020 7241 7065, or complete a Customer Finance Fact Find which will help us to help you, and return it to us.
NB: We have recently been made aware of a 'scam' involving phone callers who claim to be from the Start Up Loans Company, and then charge fees which people have paid and lost. You should not be asked to pay fees for using the Start Up Loans Company service; if you come to HBV Enterprise, you will not be.
Raising Finance (this service is delivered at our Enterprise Centre and is for businesses that are already trading and are based in a London borough.)
All enterprises, whether for profit or social aims, need finance and/or working capital to grow. Our specialist advisers provide help and advice to raise the funding appropriate to the needs of your business. The service is normally FREE to eligible businesses.
This highly successful service is supplemented by our own loan funds, and our advisers work with contacts in banks and other commercial finance providers too.
The first steps to accessing our specialist advice are to register with HBV and complete our Customer Finance Fact Find.
Not every business can raise all the it needs. So, if we don't think your proposal will raise finance, we will tell you, and why.
Help with raising finance comes from the "Understanding Finance for Business" service (formerly known as 'Access to Finance.') These HBV services have helped people like you raise well over £12 million over the years.
Understanding Finance for Business is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund
HBV Loan Funds
Need finance and / or advice for your business, social, community or voluntary enterprise? Have you registered* for support with HBV?
If so, and your business is based in Hackney or an adjacent London borough that we serve, then you can apply for a loan. However, terms and conditions apply. For example, we do not provide 100% finance - you must take some of the risk yourself, and you will have to pay interest and a fee on your loan.
Our own loans are usually for more than the typical average maximum of £2,500 which is available under the Government Start Up Loans scheme, which we also manage - see above for more details.
*To register with HBV Enterprise, simply call in at HBV Enterprise Centre and complete a registration form.
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