A 24 million pound fund is being launched to help businesses develop across Greater Manchester.
Manchester Business Loans will lend to new or existing companies that will create or protect jobs. Businesses will be able to borrow up to half a million pounds
The Government backed initiative is designed to help businesses that have been unable to secure funding from banks and to make it easier for entrepreneurs to access the finance they need to start up and grow their own enterprises.
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