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Writing a Business Plan: A Useful Framework

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , ,
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It can be daunting writing a Business Plan for the first time. Here is a simple framework with 4 key chapters which will help guide through writing a Business Plan.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 96: Recruitment Finance, Business Output, Writing a Business Plan

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow shares details of a new service launched by Aldermore Bank aimed at helping temporary recruitment agencies overcome problems with administration and more importantly cashflow.

More evidence is coming out that business confidence appears to be taking a hit. Rob looks at the latest CBI SME Trends survey which highlights that total orders for domestic and export focused businesses is showing decline.
Turning to bank lending to SMEs Rob reviews statistics released by the Bank of England which reveal that businesses are getting increased support from the banks.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a clip from an interview in which Rob talks about the importance and usefulness of an Executive Summary when writing a Business Plan for your bank.

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Business Finance Bulletin Episode 94: Bank Competition Report, Business Borrowing, Funding Circle & Business Plans

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the findings of the Competition and Market Authority review into the UK banking sector and its recommendations for easier SME banking.

What’s the difference in attitude towards alternative finance between relatively young businesses compared to more mature ones? That’s a question posed by Business Banking Insight and their findings suggest that older businesses need to look at alternative sources of finance just as their younger upstarts are.

Rob reviews a survey from crowdfunder FundBird on businesses appetite to borrow and what they are financing if they are successful in obtaining funding.

Staying with crowdfunding Rob looks at the news from Funding Circle of its entry into the European market with the acquisition of the German crowdfunding platform ZenCap.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a clip from a live seminar in which Rob shares insights into what should be included in a Business Plan written for the bank.

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Business Finance Bulletin Episode 88: Don’t Assume! Asset Finance Growth, Equity Crowdfunding, Business Confidence and Business Plans

Posted on: September 11th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the findings from the latest quarterly SME Finance Monitor report. The report highlights why you should never assume anything when dealing with your bank!

Turning to the asset-based finance sector Rob has news on how this form of finance continues to outpace the banks in terms of support to small businesses.

In the crowdfunding world Rob looks at the announcement from equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube on a new milestone reached in respect of funds raised.

What are your confidence levels like about where your business is going over the next few months? Find out what business owners said when asked this question by Bibbys Financial Services as part of their regular SME Confidence Tracker.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week a clip from a live seminar in which Rob talks about why business owners hate writing business plans.

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Business Finance Bulletin Xtra: How to Write an Effective Business Plan

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , ,
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Continuing the series of interviews that BLS’s Rob Warlow did on raising finance in this second podcast Rob talks about what goes into writing an effective Business Plan for banks.

In this podcast Rob shares his thoughts on the key points you need to address and gives a simple template to follow.

You can listen to this podcast by clicking below, or downloading it. You can also get it on our Business Finance Bulletin itunes channel.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 43: Start Up Finance, Alternative Finance Awards, Funding Knight & 1 Page Business Plans

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the challenges facing start ups when it comes to raising finance with a recent Angels Den survey identifying two key issues.

The UK alternative finance industry has held a celebratory awards evening and Rob looks at who the winning crowdfunding platforms are.

There is also a look at a new borrowing service launched by crowdlender Funding Knight and how it has revised upwards the maximum amount they will lend.

Rob also discussed the lessons from the news that Tescos had got its financial reporting wrong by overstating its profits and in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares his thoughts on one page Business Plans.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 38: Cashflow & Late Payment Tips, Crowdfunding & Business Plans

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this week’s Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the impact late payment can have on growth plans with a recent survey from Close Bros Finance demonstrating how it can hold your business back.

Rob also looks at how crowdlending platforms Funding Knight, ReBuilidngSociety and LendInvest have reached new highs and milestones as they continue to challenge the traditional High Street banks.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares some thoughts in an interview he did on what a good Business Plan looks like.

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