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Business Finance Bulletin 2014 Interviews: Part II

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In 2014 Business Loan Services’ Rob Warlow chatted with many business experts as part of the weekly Business Finance Bulletin. In this second compilation edition of the Business Finance Bulletin 2014 interviews you will hear from the CEOs of two crowdlending providers, Graeme Marshall of Funding Knight and Parag Patel of Funding Empire, talking about how crowdlending works. Sourcing finance from the crowd exploded in 2014 and it’s fast becoming a recognised alternative to traditional bank funding.

During the past 12 months the Business Loan Services have seen increasing interest from business owners looking to sell equity to raise funds. But what are investors looking for? To answer this question Rob chatted with Alister Betts of Lucid Ventures which specialises in seeking out equity partners.

Late payment is a continual problem for small businesses and Steve White from Thornbury Collections shares three quick tips on what you can do to avoid getting caught in the late payment trap.

And lastly a chat with Kevin Peake from Pension-Led Funding on how you can unlock the value in your pension to fund your growth plans.

Business Finance Bulletin 44: Zombie Businesses, Credit Reports, Funding Empire & Value Adding Projects

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow reviews findings by the Insolvency trade body R3 on how zombie businesses may be facing challenges ahead as the economy grows.

New lenders keep appear on the finance scene and Rob shares the news of a new commercial lender, Secure Trust Bank, which is providing asset-based financial support to growing SMEs.

Funding Empire is one the growing band of crowdlenders and Rob has a chat with Parag Patel, owner and founder on what Funding Empire can do to help business owners access finance.

A clean credit report is important when raising finance and in this edition Rob looks at a recent survey by Experian, the credit reference agency, which reveals that many business owners have little knowledge about the make-up of a good or bad credit profile.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares a clip from a recent Business Wales ‘Access to Finance Workshop’ in which he talks about the type of proposals banks like to see.

You can also listen to this week’s episode as a podcast by clicking below or downloading it to your phone via Soundcloud so you can listen at your leisure.

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