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Raising Business Finance: Overcome The Challenges

Posted on: October 22nd, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , ,
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Raising business finance can be challenging. Business Loan Services is all about taking that challenge on board, leaving you to run your business.

Raising Business Finance: Sectors We Have Supported

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , ,
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Here’s a quick look at some of the business sectors we have supported in raising finance.

What Is a Business Plan?

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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What is a Business Plan? This is a question asked by many business owners who are looking for business finance from their bank. In this clip, Rob Warlow from Business Loan Services shares his thoughts on what a Business Plan is.

Getting Business Finance – Adele McLay Interviews Rob Warlow

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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If you are in the processing of looking for business finance and afraid that you may get the cold shoulder from your bank, don’t worry because there are actions you can take to improve your chances of success.

As part of Adele McLay’s Business Success Tips podcast she chats with Business Loan Services’ Rob Warlow in which shares some insider tips on getting a ‘yes’.

Rob reveals some do’s and don’ts and shares how to put together a Business Plan why your financial information is so important.

To listen in to this interview simply click below or click on the download button to load on your PC or phone.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 70: Call for Business Owner TV Stars, Creative Industry Finance, Business Plans

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Rob Warlow looks at a new business programme produced by TV production company Liberty Bell who are looking to bring together ordinary investors and businesses owners on the hunt for finance; a case of crowdfunding meets Dragons Den! Could this be for you?

The creative industry has always found it challenging to raise business finance and Rob looks at support being provided by a network of lenders via the Creative Industry Finance network with news that P2P lender Ratesetter has joined the scheme.

Continuing the support theme the Entrepreneurial Spark team has announced that KPMG has joined the network to provide advice to the businesses seeking mentors and guidance.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week a clip from an interview in which Rob talks about Business Plans and specifically what should be included in the Staff and Management section.

If you prefer to listen to this week’s Business Finance Bulletin in podcast form then click below and download.

Business Finance Bulletin No 61: Business Finance Help to Grow Scheme, Crowdfunding and Aldermore Bank

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow from Business Loan Services discusses the government’s proposed scheme, Help to Grow, which aims to get finance to UK’s small and medium-sized businesses.
Managed by the British Business Bank Rob explains what type of businesses the scheme is looking to assist.

In the crowdfunding world Rob looks at news from AltFin on the amount of money the crowdfunding sector lent in 2014 and how a recent review undertaken by the Financial Conduct Authority has focused on encouraging crowdfunding platforms to reveal warts and all about the investments on offer.

In this episode Rob also chats with Keith Litherland, Business Development Manager from Aldermore Bank. Keith outlines the various ways in which Aldermore is helping UK businesses grow via its range of commercial finance products.

If you would also like to listen to the podcast version either on your PC or to download to your phone simply click below to play or download.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 60: Angel Investors, Crowdfunding, and Business Planning

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a report from the Centre for Entrepreneurs and the UK Business Angels Association on how the UK is becoming a nation of angels… but who are these angel investors and how can they benefit your business?

The statistics on how the crowdfunding industry did in 2014 are in with news from the Peer to Peer Finance Association on how the sector doubled the amount it lent in the previous 12 months. With the recent news of banks beginning to partner up with the new kids on the block crowdfunding is starting to come of age.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob looks at recent research from Barclays Bank on how business owners should embrace the merits of having a Business Plan. But does your Business Plan have to be the size of War and Peace?

If you would prefer to listen to the podcast version of this edition of the Business Finance Bulletin then click below or click the download button to upload to your phone or PC.

Business Finance Bulletin No 59: RBS, Funding Circle & Assetz Capital, Friends & Family Finance & Cashflow

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the announcement from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) that it will now be referring small businesses which it can’t help with finance on to crowdfunding companies

Funding Circle and Assetz Capital. This is a major sign that the crowdfunding industry is now going mainstream.
Another form of alternative finance which is proving popular with small businesses is family and friends. Rob looks at findings in a survey from Everline which reveals how many small businesses use this form of finance and why.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares a clip from a seminar he delivered in Amsterdam at a Kevin Green Advanced Business training weekend. In this clip Rob shares one of the reasons why cashflow can prove to be a strain for many businesses.

If you prefer to listen to this week’s Bulletin as a podcast you can click below or click the download icon to load it on your phone or PC.

Business Finance Bulletin No 58: Moving Banks, Alternative Finance and Start Up Loans

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest edition of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the findings from Close Brothers Business Barometer which reveals how reluctant some business owners are in hunting out new finance providers.

On the alternative finance scene Rob talks about Metro Bank’s 2014 results and how it’s living up to its aim of being regarded as the ‘bank for entrepreneurs’ by the range of business finance solutions it can offer.
Rob also reveals how the option to tap into the ‘crowd’ to fund expansion plans has been made easy with the news that FundingKnight has doubled the maximum amount it can arrange.

If you are a start up it is not easy to source finance but Rob looks at the news from the Start Up Loans company, the government supported loan company, on a new milestone being reached in terms of the number of loans granted.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a look at the looming Self Assessment deadline and what you can do to avoid a last minute panic!

If you prefer to listen to this week’s Bulletin in your car or on your phone you can download this episode via our SoundCloud page by clicking below.

Business Finance Bulletin Episode 57: Late Payment, Business Growth, Crowdfunding & Business Processes

Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest edition of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at news from Lovetts, the commercial debt recovery firm, on how the amount of late payment debt is on the increase.
As part of its annual Small Business Income Index, news from Barclays of further evidence that the economy is showing signs of growth with a number of sectors and UK regions standing out.

Raising equity through crowdfunding continues to grow in popularity and Rob looks at an overview from Crowdcube on how it performed in 2014.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares his thoughts on the importance of having sound systems and processes in place; getting this right may reduce the amount of finance you may need to raise.

You can also listen to the podcast version of this week’s Bulletin. You can download a copy for listening later by clicking below.

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