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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 ...

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    Total wellbeing and holistic health: How Covid is changing the food and drink industry

    2020-08-17T10:28:04Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking It had been steadily growing but Covid-19 may be accelerating the wellbeing and holistic health food and drink sector, a development that may be given further impetus by Boris Johnson’s Better Health Campaign. “The biggest consumers of our alcohol-free beer are people who do ...

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    How to manage cash in a crisis

    2020-08-17T09:11:46Z

    Throughout any challenging climate, businesses will be tasked with the difficult prospect of reacting swiftly and innovatively, in order to survive.

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    Warburtons launches joint venture to support baking businesses

    2020-08-13T09:02:04Z

    Bakery brand Warburtons has launched a new venture designed to support businesses with innovative baked products. Batch Ventures is a joint project with leading independent business accelerator Mission Ventures. Designed to support the growth of SMEs and start-ups, Batch Ventures combines equity funding together with hands-on support from successful entrepreneurs ...

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    Kickstarting online sales: A beginner’s guide to e-commerce

    2020-08-13T08:31:18Z

    So you’ve just launched your first e-commerce store? Only one thing’s missing… customers.

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    Electrifying the globe

    2020-08-13T07:17:18Z

    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 . Around one in nine people around the globe lives without electricity. Until as ...

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    The caring business

    2020-08-11T07:00:05Z

    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 are easier ways to make a living than running care homes: first ...

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    How SMEs can prepare for the post-COVID economy

    2020-08-11T07:00:02Z

    As businesses adapt to the new normal, they will need to make choices about how their businesses recover and, in some cases, reinvent.