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    How to improve a bad credit score in 3 steps

    2020-09-23T07:00:21Z

    By Funding Options Most of us are all too aware of the importance of good personal credit when it comes to obtaining finance for mortgages, contracts, and credit cards. For small business owners, establishing business credit can be just as crucial. Even if you’re a solo-led startup running your ...

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    Cash flow lending definition & how it works

    2020-09-22T07:00:56Z

    By Funding Options Healthy cash flow – the amount of cash and equivalents that flow in and out of a business – is the lifeblood of most SMEs. Yet dealing with cash flow issues as a startup or small business can be challenging and lack of cash is one of ...

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    What are fast business loans?

    2020-09-16T07:00:06Z

    By Funding Options In the world of business, things can move at lightning speed and there are times when you might need a bit of extra cash to keep things moving in the right direction. Perhaps you’ve been hit with an unforeseen expense to pay for or maybe you just ...

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    Top 4 business car hire options

    2020-09-15T07:00:40Z

    By Funding Options If you need access to a car for business purposes and could do without the inconvenience of legally owning one, business contract hire — commonly referred to as BCH or business car leasing — could be the route to (eh hem) drive down. Even if you ...

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    Redesigning safe retail in the age of experience

    2020-09-14T09:10:00Z

    By Meredith O'Shaugnessy, independent creative brand and retail strategist at Meredith Collective Coronavirus has been the final reckoning for great swathes of retail, and it’s been brutal. Some high street stalwarts won’t open their doors again. With caution front of mind, it might be tempting for retailers to throw creativity ...

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    Short video is ‘charging a revolution’ in brand advertising

    2020-09-10T12:11:00Z

    The short video which is often produced using a smartphone and TikTok for a low budget is transforming traditional advertising and PR, suggest media experts who recently participated in an online roundtable. But traditional advertising is not dead.

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    A guide to business loans for small businesses

    2020-09-09T07:00:05Z

    By Funding Options Every business, however large or small, needs adequate cash flow to operate well. Business loans for small businesses can provide companies with the financial help they need in a flexible format. In this article, we take a look at the most common forms of small business ...

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    What is a limited company buy-to-let mortgage?

    2020-09-07T07:00:53Z

    Image: Espresso Addict By Funding Options A limited company buy-to-let mortgage is where you purchase a buy-to-let property through a limited company or SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). For a large percentage of property investors, the tax benefits of buying a property through a limited company can be considerable (particularly ...

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    Coping with Covid: 7 simple ways to reduce costs in the hospitality sector

    2020-09-03T10:22:06Z

    By Amanda Walters When needs must, any business needs to think smartly to get out of a problem. And right now, needs really must. Many businesses are clearly looking to reduce costs in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, which looks set to send the global economy into its worst recession ...

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    What is property crowdfunding?

    2020-09-02T07:00:23Z

    By Funding Options The sharing economy is based on the idea that you don’t have to fully own something to benefit from it. Among other things, it’s changing how we think about ownership and having an impact on how we invest in property. A decade or so ago, the only ...

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    Business acquisition - What you need to know

    2020-09-01T07:00:37Z

    By Funding Options Business acquisitions can play a large role in the success and growth of companies. SMEs use acquisitions to bolster their market presence and acquisitions aren’t a rarity in the corporate world either. Alphabet – Google’s parent company – had reportedly acquired over 200 companies by 2016. But ...

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    From debt collection to philanthropy

    2020-08-31T07:02:40Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Jamie Waller has built not only a thriving business in JBW, but helped ...

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    5 ways for entrepreneurs to unplug on holiday

    2020-08-28T12:00:30Z

    By Katherine Chain, content and marketing manager at Balance Holidays Have you ever found yourself struggling with work-related stress? Some people often feel the effects too much work can have on them, particularly if you are at the early stages of building up a company. While we all have an ...

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    Disrupting the global care industry

    2020-08-27T07:00:59Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . There is a crisis in UK care. The system is unwieldy, dysfunctional and ...

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    What are instant business loans?

    2020-08-26T07:00:16Z

    By Funding Options Sometimes, waiting days or even weeks to secure a business loan isn’t a viable option. Every business experiences turbulent times, and having enough capital to keep afloat in the midst of a crisis is critical. Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there for businesses requiring fast ...

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    Making light of work experience

    2020-08-25T07:29:25Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Alex Farrell and Emma-Jane Flynn have created an ‘Uber for work experience’. They ...

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    Find out about debt restructuring during Coronavirus

    2020-08-25T07:00:25Z

    By Funding Options To say that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the UK’s economic landscape is an understatement. Just a few months ago, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the country’s debt is now worth more than its entire economy after the government borrowed £55.2bn in May – the ...

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    Sustainable fashion needs to foster trust and transparency with a good dollop of collaboration thrown-in

    2020-08-21T07:00:59Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking For it to flourish sooner rather than later, sustainable fashion needs engagement with the consumer which in turns requires trust and transparency with collaboration. At least that seems to have been the consensus at a recent webinar co-hosted by haysmacintyre and the Great ...

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    Credit where credit's due

    2020-08-20T07:02:45Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Financial exclusion is a major problem in the UK, with around 5.8 million ...

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    Bringing mums together

    2020-08-18T07:00:04Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Looking after small children can be a lonely business. Katie Massie-Taylor was standing ...