Posts Tagged ‘Federation of Small Businesses’

Business Confidence, Merchant Cash Advances, Funding Exports & Late Payment- BFB Epsd 114

Posted on: March 26th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin we review the most recent quarterly survey from the Federation of Small Businesses. The report reveals falling confidence levels amongst SMEs but there’s good news in terms of access to finance with more businesses getting the finance they need.

We have news of another alternative lender, merchant cash advance provider Liberis, which has benefited from the British Business Bank ENABLE programme via a £5m fund to on-lend to growing SMEs.

Businesses in the Greater Manchester area which are exporters or have ambitions to export can now take advantage of a new £9.5m fund. We take a look at how the Greater Manchester Export Fund works.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week a chat with Steve White of Thornbury Collections in which he shares the strangest late payment excuse he’s ever heard and general tips on managing late payment.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 105: Business Confidence, Fuel Cards, and Late Payment

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow from Business Loan Services discusses more emerging evidence from Bibby Financial Services and the Federation of Small Businesses of a dip in confidence amongst SMEs. Are we in for a rough ride in 2016?

If you’re a heavy user of fuel and may be struggling to get a commercial credit card because of a poor credit record then Rob shares a new solution which can also reduce your administration burden.

More news about the on-going problem with late payment. Rob shares a recent survey which highlights how much money is trapped in late payment and so holding back growth in the economy.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week… when it comes to the production of Management Accounts, delegate but don’t abdicate.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 67: Late Payment, Alternative Funding, and Business Growth Tips

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Rob Warlow looks at how late payment continues to get increased focus by the government with revisions of the Prompt Payment Code and proposed legislation. Rob also shares surveys carried out by the Forum of Private Business and the Federations of Small Businesses looking at the extent of the late payment problem.

More news about the government’s desire to regulate that banks must refer clients to alternative sources of finance in cases where they have been declined support by the banks. Rob discusses how the British Business Bank has been given the task to find suitable partners.

If you are an early-stage growth business looking to raise finance via selling equity then Rob shares news about the Sprint programme launched by crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob chats with Mike Ogilvie of OBC Accountants in Eastbourne in which he shares three growth tips for businesses to act on.

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Business Finance Bulletin No 55: Business Confidence, Credit Scores & Crowdfunding a Moon Mission

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow reviews a recent survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses which looked into SME confidence levels and barriers to business growth.

Many businesses don’t realise how important a clean credit record is when it comes to raising business finance. To counter this, credit reference agency Experian has launched a new support tool which Rob takes a look at.

Crowdfunding has clearly taken off with a recent successful raise for a project to drill on the moon! Rob takes a look at how the Lunar Mission One has successfully raised its first tranche of funding on Kickstarter.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, as part of an interview Rob shares his thoughts on the role a business owner’s experience has when it comes to the bank assessing your request for a business loan.

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