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You’ve got ambition, a vision and a solid business plan, and now you need some funding to get your venture off the ground. There are many ways to fund a new business - from bootstrapping to getting a government-backed startup loan. But is it also possible to use a personal loan to start a business? Let’s find out.
20 May 2022
Research by the media agency Essense reveals that shopping on social media is becoming increasingly popular with consumers. Social media e-commerce presents a massive opportunity for SMEs in the UK, but many still aren't leveraging its potential. Here's how to make it work for your business.
17 May 2022
If you're a UK business owner who runs a payroll, you must report to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the previous tax year, ending 5 April. You also need to provide your employees with a P60 by 31 May at the latest and take several steps to prepare for the tax year ahead. Read on to find out what you need to do.
13 May 2022
The cost of living crisis in the UK is affecting businesses and households. Here, we look at how companies are coping and run through what business owners can do to help ease the burden of rising prices across supply chains, energy and goods.
10 May 2022
Social media is one of the most powerful marketing channels out there, and it can drive brand awareness and help you turn curious followers into paying customers. But with so much going on, it's easy to get stuck in a creative rut. Here's what you can do:
2 May 2022
How easy a business loan is to obtain depends on your business' circumstances and requirements and the lender and type of finance you want. You might find getting an unsecured business loan easier if you don't have business assets.
2 May 2022
SME digital finance platform Funding Options appoints Malcolm Leach as CTO following strongest quarter since start of the pandemic. The Fintech’s proprietary real-time lending platform, Funding CloudTM, is a key revenue driver as SMEs turn to alternative lenders to support post-Covid recovery.
27 Apr 2022
Read here for 14 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve cash flow and avoid potential budget problems. Funding Options, we know business finance.
25 Apr 2022
Credit is the lifeblood of business, the oil that keeps the cogs turning, without which the economy would grind to a halt. Here, we'll discuss how to build a credit rating and put your business in the best position to secure finance.
11 Apr 2022
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