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Women in business

Female entrepreneurs run a third of SMEs in the UK. Although this number can appear low when measured against gender demographics, the number has risen sharply in recent years.

10 Mar 2022

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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

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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

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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

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How can businesses prepare for the Christmas period?

For many businesses – especially those operating in the retail and hospitality sectors – Christmas can be one of the busiest times of the year. Preparing your sales and marketing strategies ahead of time is key, and with a bit of research, you can use changing consumer spending habits to your business’ advantage.

19 Oct 2021

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Show your love for local businesses this Valentine’s Day

The past year has highlighted the critical role that small and independent businesses play in the British economy and how integral they are to local communities across the country. SMEs are being continually challenged to adapt the way they work, develop new products at speed and demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit to make their businesses thrive.

4 Feb 2021

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