Rules for Success: Part 5

In recent weeks, we have been taking inspiration from successful figures that have conquered their field, achieving success in business or the public arena. As we have already noted in previous [...]

Debt Finance – Unsecured Business Loans, Invoice Finance and Asset Finance

Last week we provided some guidance on debt finance. Specifically, we looked at the pros and cons of secured business loans, commercial mortgages and overdrafts. This week we are [...]

Debt Finance – Business Loans, Commercial Mortgages & Overdrafts

As mentioned in a recent article on equity finance, we are revisiting the topic of financing options for your business. Over the next two weeks we will be exploring the options available to [...]

Equity Finance – What Are Your Options?

In 2018 we published an article on equity finance and explored what options were available. Given the current situation we want to revisit that topic. During the pandemic, and specifically the [...]

Guidance – Furloughing, VAT and Self-Assessment

I have spoken to dozens of businesses over the past week. For many, the help they will receive from the Government during the Covid-19 outbreak remains unclear. Having provided guidance around [...]

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

I hope you are all surviving in these unprecedented times and also keeping safe? The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has now been live and available to business owners for a [...]

COVID-19 Support for Businesses

The Government has provided the following guidance titled COVID-19 Support for Businesses, and the information was last updated on 24th March 2020. It includes vital information on what you need [...]

The Chancellors First Budget and Your Business

In last week’s blog post we made predictions on the likely content and outcome of the chancellors first budget. Now several days after the event we look at the actual outcome and what it will [...]

Cash Flow vs Profit – Part 2

Last week we talked about cash flow and profit and why it’s important to understand the difference between the two. We also looked at an example which illustrated that even when a business is [...]

Is a Lack of Finance Holding You Back?

A recent survey completed by the financial institution IWOCA revealed that, out of a 1000 SME’s contacted, 20% reported a lack of finance as the biggest obstacle to running a business. A similar [...]

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