Our commitment to supporting you

The Black business community faces unique challenges and barriers when trying to access financial services. How we support Black entrepreneurs, businesses and the Black community will be the next step to challenging these barriers.

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Find out about our educational programme for Black founders, events and get the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.

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Browse from a directory of business resources and organisations that support Black and diverse entrepreneurs.

Discover new resources

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Build mental resilience

Developed in partnership with Mental Health UK, our 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 your mental resilience

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9 ways to improve cash flow

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. See how to keep it healthy by improving forecasting, scenario planning, communication and effective oversight.

Manage your cash flow
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Funding growth

There’s a choice of debt and equity options – read our guide to work out which is best for your situation.

More on funding
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Growing your business

If the time is right to expand your business, you'll find valuable information here on planning for growth and managing it.

Grow your business

Black Business Advisory Committee

Our Black Business Advisory Committee was established to provide guidance on our mission to understand and overcome barriers to success for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in Britain.

All 12 members of the Committee bring with them a diverse set of experience and expertise; helping to create and advocate for the right programme of support validated by insights and the Black community.

Meet the Committee (PDF, 808 KB)

Related links

‘Race Action’ plan

See our press release for details about how Lloyds Banking Group is stepping up their commitment to Black colleagues with the 'Race Action' plan.

Business guides

Practical guides to support you in developing your business - from starting up and scaling up, through to digital knowhow and exporting internationally.

Case studies

Hear from the Scottish businesses we’ve worked side by side with to overcome challenges and succeed.