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Customers

Think big, shop small and live sustainably social media giveaway Ts and Cs

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, "The Promoter" refers to Funding Options whose Instagram handle is @fundingoptionsuk and LinkedIn page is Funding Options. The "Prize" refers to two (2) Funding Options tote bags.

6 Dec 2021

Customers

8 Ideas to promote your business on Small Business Saturday

If you’re a small business owner in the UK, you might have felt left out when the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday days took place because, let’s face it, these events get dominated by big business. But if you run a small business, perhaps this Saturday and the weekend is finally your turn to experience bumper sales in the lead up to Christmas.

1 Dec 2021

Customers

Funding Options' festive gift guide

The festive season is upon us! Goodness knows we all deserve an extra sprinkling of Christmas cheer this December – including the nation’s small businesses, who are ready to keep our spirits up and our stockings stocked with their unique gifts. Here are 8 of our favourite independent retailers.

24 Nov 2021

Education

Black Friday sales and marketing strategies that work on a budget

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and marketing strategies don’t have to be expensive or complicated; paper flyers, sandwich boards, vouchers, loyalty offers, gift cards, writing on your shop window, and broadcasts can work well for high street businesses.   It’s worth noting that many purchases made on the day or days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday are impulsive, and it’s all about price; can you offer deals that competitors can’t?  

23 Nov 2021

Education

Great small business ideas for Black Friday 2021

It’s not just consumers that can take advantage of Black Friday sales. Small to medium-sized businesses are in the perfect position to grab some bargains during the preceding week and on the day itself, and the offers might be more widely available than you think.

23 Nov 2021

Advisory

Automate compliance so you can focus on profitable advisory work

How does your accountancy firm differentiate itself from the competition? Most firms agree that accounting services fall into three main levels: compliance, performance and advisory.

22 Nov 2021

Business Energy

How SMEs can improve their energy efficiency to save money

With the energy price cap rising and gas prices at a record high, saving money on energy has risen to the top of the agenda for many UK firms. So how can SMEs reduce the amount of energy they use to save money, and is now the right time to switch energy suppliers?

19 Nov 2021

Green Finance

COP26 roundup: What can UK SMEs expect?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP26, took place at the SEC Centre in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021. The summit united parties with the ultimate aim of accelerating action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

12 Nov 2021

Education

Merchant Cash Advances, how they work and 7 benefits for your business

Merchant Cash Advances can be an excellent funding option for your business. Discover 7 benefits of an MCA for your business and how they work.

9 Nov 2021

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