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Funding Options Blog

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Can you get a loan for a new business that is 5 - 6 months old?

Starting a business is an exciting and busy time, so when it comes to finding the right funding it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Navigating the different types of business loans available to start-up businesses can be time-consuming and when you’re trying to run a new business, time is money! We explore whether a business that’s just 6 months old can apply for finance and the types of funding available.

14 Oct 2021

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Understanding cash flow vs. asset-based business lending

When it comes to applying for and securing finance, business owners have a few different options outside of the standard business loan, which includes options such as cash flow and asset-based lending. We explore both loan options as well as the key differences between them.

10 Oct 2021

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5 tips to help support your teams’ mental health as a business owner

According to the charity Mind, 1 in 6 workers experiences poor mental health symptoms such as stress and anxiety. Many business owners worry about the well-being of their teams but can often be too busy or may even feel unprepared to help. We look at some potential ways business owners can support the mental health of their employees, as well as their own health.

7 Oct 2021

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Celebrating Black-owned businesses in the UK

We love to see startup businesses grow from the initial idea to securing funding and as part of Black History month, we take a look at resounding successes from Black-owned businesses in the UK. From the types of businesses to how they’re funded, our blog celebrates Black entrepreneurs and explores findings from the Black Report with Google for startups.

3 Oct 2021

Education

Fund-based and non-fund based credit limits

Working capital finance can be divided into fund-based and non-fund-based credits. The difference between the two is whether they’re physical funds or guaranteed by assurance. We explore both funding options and why they’re a great option for any business looking for capital to help grow.

29 Sept 2021

Education

What is corporate tax?

In the UK, corporate or corporation tax is paid by all UK limited companies and other corporations and groups that make a profit in the UK. The amount each company pays depends on the annual turnover less their expenses. We explore corporation tax and how to pay it, in our latest blog here.

22 Sept 2021

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A guide to private equity funds

Private equity is an alternative form of private financing outside of the public markets, where funds and investors directly invest in companies or are involved in buyouts of companies. Usually, the investment funds are made to established businesses or more traditional industries in exchange for equity, or percentage of ownership. We explore private equity as a finance option and why so many businesses choose this kind of capital.

21 Sept 2021

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5 ways to manage your cash flow

From making sure your cash flow forecast is up-to-date to considering business finance, there are lots of things you can do to manage your company’s cash flow effectively. Good cash flow management can help your business become more resilient and grow.

19 Sept 2021

Education

What is the interest rate on a working capital loan?

Working capital finance facilities are designed to help businesses improve their working capital and encourage growth but just like other loans, there can be varying interest rates associated with these types of loans. We explore interest rates and why working capital is a great business loan option to consider.

16 Sept 2021

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