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
Shockingly, 82% of businesses that become insolvent do so because of a cash flow crisis. But losing sleep over it isn’t necessary. Cash flow forecasting can allow you to count sheep and not cash again.FIND OUT MORE
By now, we hope that you have clocked onto the fact that content is the way forward. You will struggle to find someone working in the marketing side of a business who has not come across the popular phrase: "Content is king" and there is a reason for that – because it is absolutely true...FIND OUT MORE
Understanding the direction your business is going in and the financial consequences of decisions made in other areas and by other people in the business is vital for successfully assessing the robustness of your finances, both at present and in the months and years to come.FIND OUT MORE
Using secured finance as a way to grow your business is actually one of the best things an entrepreneur can do, and it is especially useful for SMEs and start ups.FIND OUT MORE
You will struggle to find a business that is not implementing last minute changes with the impending General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline fast approaching....FIND OUT MORE
In 2017 we conducted a survey, asking 500 financial decision makers their views and their plans and fears for their business in the year ahead. The results showed
that almost half of SMEs admitted that they could not last any longer than a month on their existing cash reserves and for many, it was far less. According to BDRC SME Finance Monitor only 24% of SMEs have a dedicated finance person. Supporting business leaders is our top priority and in this guide we share our expertise, to help manage your finances more effectively...
Recovering unpaid invoices can be a serious hassle for companies. There is nothing more annoying than not being paid on time. To help make this process easier, we have answered some of the most common questions and put together a simple step-by-step timeline to follow...FIND OUT MORE
In the UK alone, it is estimated that more than 500,000 new SME's are created every single year. But with every new business on the horizon, there is a requirement for financial support if the need arises.FIND OUT MORE
Cadbury's classic marketing campaign has endured for over 20 years, asking consumers - "How do you eat yours?" - to promote their Creme Eggs at Easter. Whether in small measured bites, scooping out the centre with a spoon, blending it into a milkshake or baking it into a cake, this light-hearted snapshot of everyday idiosyncrasies has continued to capture imaginations.FIND OUT MORE