Entrepreneurs who plan to launch their own business should "shop around for the best deal", the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has claimed.Simon Briault, a spokesman for the body, says that many entrepreneurs "go down the traditional route" by approaching a bank when financing their venture, as opposed seeking funding elsewhere."Many entrepreneurs when they are starting out will go to a bank but there is some anecdotal evidence that it is becoming a bit more difficult to get finance from traditional sources," he commented.Mr Briault added that many business owners were unaware of government funding available to them."We think there should be a shift in focus for those government agencies [providing finance] so that they are more proactive in actually seeking out business owners and telling them what it is they need," he adds.According to a survey by the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 75 per cent of businesses said they had no difficulties in obtaining finance in the 12 months prior to the study.