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Xero Access to Finance Support, Export Advice and Being Finance Ready – BFB Epsd 161

In this edition of the Business Finance Bulletin we look at how the accounting software provider Xero is making access to finance easier by integrating with MarketInvoice, DueCourse and Iwoca. Another step forward for businesses in need of quick access to cash. Brexit has opened business owner’s minds to the opportunities created via exporting. A […]

March 24, 2017 / Comments Off
SME Borrowing Concerns, Missed Opportunities and Fast Business Loans – BFB Epsd 160

The latest SME Finance Monitor Report reveals an interesting insight into small business owner’s current thoughts about borrowing money. In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin we take a look at feedback from small business owners on their appetite to borrow and funding growth. Deciding to sit back and self-fund your growth plans, whether […]

March 17, 2017 / Comments Off
Financial Terminology, Business Investment Plans and the Impact of CCJs – BFB Epsd 159

In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin we start off by looking at how findings from a new survey reveal that business owners can be put off borrowing by complicated financial terminology. Are you confused by the jargon lenders use? It seems some business owners are running for the hills when it comes to […]

March 10, 2017 / Comments Off
Business Finance Options, Ratesetter and TaxAssist, and Bank Lending to SMEs- BFB Epsd 158

We kick-off this week’s Bulletin by sharing a story from a client meeting this week where the business assumed that there would be no funding for them. We look at how many businesses make this mistake and so inadvertently deny themselves the opportunity to grow. We have news on how TaxAssist Accountants have formed an […]

March 3, 2017 / Comments Off
Profit Improvement, Business Finance & Growth, Funding Circle Milestone – BFB Epsd 157

Whilst small businesses can sometimes beat the bigger players in the market, occasionally we can learn a trick or two from them. In this edition of the Business Finance Bulletin, we take a look at strategies being employed by Chief Financial Officers to boost their company’s performance. What tips can you take action on? How […]

February 24, 2017 / Comments Off
Business Growth & Cashflow, RBS Online Loans, MarketInvoice Pro – BFB Epsd 156

If you have plans to grow your business, don’t underestimate the vital role cashflow has to play. Fresh from delivering a workshop on financing growth for business growth specialist Gavin Preston, BLS’s Rob Warlow shares the importance of managing cashflow when you’re going for growth… an important lightbulb moment for those attending the session. The […]

February 17, 2017 / Comments Off
Start Up Loan Hotspots, Interest Rate Comparison Tool and Rising Costs – BFB Epsd 155

Getting finance for a start up business has always been tough but with the Start Up Loans Company, the pain has been eased. In this Bulletin, looking back on the loans they made in 2016, which UK start up hotspot cities have taken advantage of the loans available? Different methods of calculating interest rates can […]

February 10, 2017 / Comments Off
Association of Alternative Business Finance, Late Payment Regulations, Bank Lending – BFB Epsd 154

With alternative finance becoming an increasing source of finance we kick off this Bulletin with news of the launch of The Association of Alternative Business Finance. Formed by seven players on the alternative business finance scene, the Association is focused on delivering higher standards in the industry. Time is moving closer to government action on […]

February 3, 2017 / Comments Off
So Why Exactly Did Your Bank Say ‘No’?

It can be frustrating when you are in desperate need of finance to expand your business and you get a resounding ‘no’ from your bank. Why have they refused? Very often it’s a reason which, if you had known about at the start of the process, you could easily have addressed. The old saying ‘forewarned […]

January 29, 2017 / Comments Off
Brexit Impact and Concerns, Crowdfunding Statistics and a Scale-Up Champion – BFB Epsd 153

We open the latest edition of the Business Finance Bulletin with a look at two surveys from the Federation of Small Businesses and Barclays Bank. The question asked of small businesses is how Brexit will impact those trading overseas and whether confidence has taken a knock. What are our SMEs thinking? We take our regular […]

January 27, 2017 / Comments Off

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