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Business Finance Bulletin 2014 Interviews: Part I

Posted on: December 29th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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During 2014 BLS’s Rob Warlow has had the pleasure to chat to a number of business experts for our weekly Business Finance Bulletin.

In this first of two compilations of these interviews you will hear about the importance of managing your reputation with Alan Stevens; thoughts on key actions you can take to successfully grow a business from Robert Craven; Derek Arden on how to negotiate a better deal with your bank; and finally thoughts from Tim Luscombe on why you should keep accurate management information.

Keep an eye out for the second compilation which focuses on alternative sources of finance.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 27: Crowdfunding Platforms; Metro Bank and Your Reputation

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , ,
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Posted on 23.05.2014, by Rob Warlow

In the latest Business Finance Bulletin which is out today I examine the growth in the number of crowdfunding platforms over the last 12 months… a growing choice from which to choose. The increase in crowdfunders is also highlighted by the increasing amount being lent out each month by these platforms.

In terms of more traditional lenders, I look at the news that relative newcomer Metro Bank has announced it is now offering a range of services to small businesses.

Banks are keen to lend to businesses with a strong, positive reputation and I had the pleasure to talk this week with reputation and media expert Alan Stevens on how to manage your reputation. In this short interview Alan gives us some tips on managing your reputation online.

And in the Tip of the Week, which i recorded earlier in the week at a seminar I was presenting at, I look at the purpose of your finance request – will you be spending it right?


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