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Learn with Start Up Loans

A partnership designed to help UK businesses get off the ground and stay there.

Start Up Loans is committed to helping UK business owners realise their business dreams. Whether that’s making a business idea a reality, or helping new businesses to grow, through funding, mentoring and support, we’re here to help UK businesses get off the ground.

With the experts at The Open University, they’ve identified a range of free, useful courses – covering a whole host of business essentials – to do the same. The courses provide a rich source of vital information for anyone that’s new to being their own boss, as well as would-be business owners who are considering taking the plunge.

Covering digital skills to bookkeeping and accounting, they’re designed to help business owners understand more about the key aspects of running a business – from the day-to-day to growing your venture. Alongside the business essentials, you can now find courses focusing on climate and sustainability, mental health and wellbeing, as well as trauma and grief.

As a delivery partner for Start Up Loans, BEF provides government-backed loans and support for UK businesses that struggle to access finance:

  • Borrow £500 – £25,000 (the average loan amount is £10,000)
  • For new business that have traded for up to 36 months
  • Up to four directors or partners can apply per business
  • Fixed interest rate of 6% p.a.
  • No application or set-up fees
  • Free post-loan support and mentoring

Apply for a Start Up loan today.

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