Retailers in disadvantaged and minority areas have more chance to get funding to start new businesses thanks to a £14m government cash boost announced this week. The money will be channelled through the government's Phoenix Fund to 32 Community Development Finance Institutions. These regional and national bodies will then distribute their share of the cash to enterprises with viable business propositions but which cannot raise funding through the more conventional routes. A spokeswoman for the Small Business Service, which runs the Phoenix Fund, explained: "Say you want to start a shop selling vegetables from the local allotment, but you can't get money from the bank, you could go to a CDFI." {{NEWS }}