Podcast: How to find the right funding for your business

Podcast: How to find the right funding for your business
Dan Martin
Dan MartinFreelance content creator & event hostDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 28th Jul 2021

It's time for episode seven in series five of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast sponsored by Starling Bank.

This week we're talking business funding. In an advice-packed episode, Oliver Krishnan from Starling Bank and Ryan Hyde-Smith from Funding Options join journalist Dan Martin to demystify the world of finance and explain how to track down the best option for your company.

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On this week's Small Business Sessions

At various points in your business journey, you're likely to need some funding. In this podcast, Oli and Ryan explain how to find it. They share tips and insights on issues including:

  • how small business owners know when they need to seek funding

  • how to work out what type of funding is the right one for your business

  • how to manage debt once you've secured funding

  • common mistakes when seeking funding and how to avoid them

  • how Starling Bank has supported founders during the pandemic

Since this episode was recorded, Starling Bank has been accredited for the Recovery Loan Scheme, a government initiative set up to help small business owners deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Missed previous podcasts? Listen to episodes one, two, three four, five and six.

Dan Martin
Dan MartinFreelance content creator & event hostDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I have 19 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation including hosting the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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