Key issues facing SMEs in 2018, and to to overcome them

SMEs are, and always will be, the backbone of every economy in Europe. The UK is no exception. In fact, in 2016, official records show that there were 5.4 million SMEs in Britain – representing 99% of all businesses. Read more here..

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Start-Ups do Fail – but Alternative Finance can save the day

Alternative Finance

Business start-ups do fail but alternative finance and finance services for SMEs are widely available to help bring success. Here’s how to access them.

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An Accountant’s Guide to Invoice Finance for SMEs

Accountant

Invoice finance in all its guises – be it factoring, confidential invoice discounting or selective single invoice finance - is designed to free up hard-earned cash hidden away in unpaid invoices. This can be a nightmare for any expanding business with a growing order book where cash flow is king. And no sector is immune.

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Approved! – The art of working with banks

The first in a series of blog posts that demystifies the bank credit decision-making process and improves your chances of a “yes”!

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Why is alternative finance becoming so popular?

Despite the recent good news about the UK’s economy, banks still remain reluctant to lend to businesses. Whether you are looking to start up, grow or sustain rapid growth, getting finance is always harder than you think.

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Crowdfunding What Not-to-Do to Make Sure You’re Getting it Right

Crowd funding is a great concept and a fantastic way to gain the funds the pesky banks are often reluctant to lend.

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Why George Osborne is asking banks to promote alternative finance

New legislation is due to be announced in the Queen’s speech next week forcing banks to direct SMEs to alternative finance channels.

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