When our CEO, Chirag Shah, met with journalist Ben Lobel for lunch the conversation turned to the future of the alternative finance industry and those cultural values that are close to Chirag’s heart.
With start-up and entrepreneurial culture currently experiencing a boom, unfortunately hand-in-hand with that, is the reality that not all businesses succeed. Businesses failing is common place in today’s fiercely competitive market but speak to anyone who has owned a failed business and the advice will be the same – learn from your mistakes, do not make them twice.FIND OUT MORE
When it comes to certain industries within the world of business, avoiding peaks and troughs due to seasonality is impossible – it is just the nature of the beast. It can be managed, however, and it all comes down to knowing your cash flow and planning ahead.
Of all the factors on which the success of an organisation depends, how effective they are at making a sale definitely qualifies as a top contender. It is the one factor that not only determines the performance of companies but also sets them apart in a fiercely competitive market.FIND OUT MORE
When it comes to running a successful business, it is always important to learn to walk before you run. Growth is on the agenda for 80% of UK SMEs and in this quick guide on how small businesses can achieve success, identifying seven key factors that every entrepreneur should consider when approaching business.
The world of grants can be difficult to navigate. Did you know that there are around 2500 grants and subsidised funding schemes totalling over £750 million currently available in the UK? Experts, Xsortal, share their tips for finding SME funding.FIND OUT MORE