Business ownership is often a dream goal for parents, with the benefits of being a parentpreneur potentially excellent in terms of work and family life balance. Not only do you get the satisfaction of running your own business and making your own living but also you can do so whilst setting your own terms and prioritising your family. The flexibility is a huge draw and parent-owned businesses can be extremely successful, creating the financial security for your business that may be lacking in some employed roles – particularly in more uncertain industries that experience a high degree of flux.

Whether you are selling a product or a service, digital business also means it is easier than ever to find your niche market and to get up and running quickly and efficiently. There is also a wealth of inspiration out there, with parentpreneur networking groups and online forums available to provide ideas, share knowledge, and help build your vital network of contacts. Not ready to start a full-time business and leave your job just yet? Do what other entrepreneurs do and build up your idea as a part-time venture in your free time. You will have a chance to prove the business’s viability and have confidence in your decision before you make the leap!

If you are looking to become a parentpreneur and have a budding idea, a business course can be a good way to take your concept to reality, teaching you essential skills along the way such as business planning, marketing and distribution. If your parentpreneur business is already up and running, you will probably find that you need to invest for growth and opportunity quite quickly.

Typical investment areas include new stock, a new website, new branding, a marketing campaign, and even physical premises. Software licences, packaging, insurance, rates, staffing and training – the costs of growing a small business add up and it is not always a given that there is a healthy cash reserve waiting to dip into!

Happily, specialist business finance providers such as Century Business Finance offer an alternative. We offer attractive business loans at great rates. Borrow from £25k to £500k for an unsecured loan at an interest rate of 4.8 per cent upwards. Loan terms are available from six months to five years and you can even repay early without penalty – just with less interest! We also offer secured business loans of £20k to £1m for assets, which include building works. Secured finance is also 100 per cent tax-deductible, making it an efficient way to fund your business growth.

The process is extremely quick and easy, with a short five-minute application form and no meetings. Our lending team will then make an immediate decision, which means the funds will be in your nominated business account the next working day. We also accept nine out of ten customer applications, making us one of the most generous lenders on the market today.

We have helped thousands of small businesses to invest for their growth. We enjoy a high rate of repeat custom and referrals from happy customers, thanks to our efficient model, quality business finance offer and excellent customer service. Contact us to find out more or complete the short form online for an instant decision on your business loan!