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Support to make business changes

Here are some ideas to help you manage change, fund growth and develop your business.

Government backed Help to Grow scheme

Learn new skills, reach more customers and boost your profits with the Help to Grow: Management Course and Help to Grow: Digital.

Find business grants with Swoop Funding

If you’re looking for alternative finance, Swoop Funding’s free service can help you find and apply for relevant grants. This link takes you to Swoop Funding’s website*.

*The Grantfinder Tool is provided by a third party; Swoop Funding. You will need to create an account with Swoop Funding and provide information to them so they can display possible grant matches for your business. Any information provided to Swoop Funding on their website, will be used in line with their own Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By clicking to continue, you are providing consent to visit this third party site to use the Grantfinder Tool.

Business vehicles in clean air zones

Clean Air Zones - Helping you to upgrade your vehicles

Read our guide about the impact on businesses of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and how to find support to help you manage the additional costs.

Read about Clean Air Zones and upgrading your vehicle

Pay As You Grow

Additional support for businesses with a Bounce Back Loan, giving you flexibility and more time to pay back your loan should you need it. 

More about Pay As You Grow

An entrepreneur guide

Wherever you are on your journey, this book provides information and inspiration from a variety of experts.

Get in touch

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Turnarounds: Seizing new opportunities

Download our free Turnarounds book, bringing together expertise on business turnarounds, from stabilisation to growth.

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Change of circumstances

Business changes

Build mental resilience 

Developed in partnership with Mental Health UK, our new hub page provides tips and guidance for improving mental health and building resilience to help set you and your business up for success. 

How to build mental resilience

 

  • There are some great charities and other organisations that can help with issues ranging from financial advice to mental wellbeing.

    Business Debtline

    Business Debtline is the UK’s only free dedicated debt advice service for people who are self-employed and other small business owners.

    Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

    The FSB is non-profit making organisation promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms by offering access to services which help you protect your business, can save you money and those that can help you look to grow your business.

    MoneyHelper

    MoneyHelper has been set up by the government to provide free and impartial money advice in person, over the phone and online. They offer guides to help improve your finances along with tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead.

    UK Finance

    UK Finance is the leading trade association for the UK banking sector with their core priorities in helping customers both consumers and business, promoting growth and raising standards. Providing information on the current economy and providing a variety of training workshops and events.

    Step Change (Debt Charity)

    Step Change offers free debt advice that is based on a thorough review of your situation. They will then provide practical help and support for however long it’s needed.

    Business Emergency Resilience Group 10 Minute Plan

    To help businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, Business in the Community, the charity of which Lloyds Banking Group is a member, has produced a 10 minute plan. As seen with the recent floods in Cumbria, the increasing prevalence of cybercrime and the terrorist attacks in Paris, business can be significantly disrupted. This plan provides a framework on how to manage these emergencies.

    Mental Health UK

    1 in 4 people in the UK has experienced a mental health problem. Mental Health UK brings together over 40 years of expertise from four national mental health charities to provide advice, information and support.

    Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

    The CAB provides free, confidential, impartial information and advice on a wide range of debt and benefits issues, face to face. Check your local phone book or Yellow Pages for the nearest Citizens Advice Bureau, or visit the Citizens Advice website for your area.

    Small Business Commissioner

    20% of small businesses have run into cash-flow problems due to late or unfair payments. The Small Business Commissioner can help smaller business handle payment problems they have with their larger business customers. They can also help with checking contracts and getting invoices right.

    If you’re a small business with fewer than 50 employees, they may be able to help you.

    Lending Standards Board

    The role of the Lending Standards Board is to monitor and enforce the Standards of Lending Practice and to ensure subscribers and their agents provide a fair deal to their personal and business borrowing customers.

    National Enterprise Network

    National Enterprise Network provides help and support for new, small and growing businesses in England, with a particular emphasis on start-ups and micro businesses.

    The Insolvency Service

    The Insolvency Service is the government online resource to provide guidance on personal and company insolvency.

    The Farming Community Network

    The Farming Community Network is a voluntary organisation & charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community with personal or business-related issues. They run a confidential, national helpline and e-helpline which is open every day of the year from 7am to 11pm with volunteers who provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help.

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