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Latest thoughts, insights and tips from industry thought leaders on how to make your business thrive.

Business finance

How to qualify for a small business loan

Qualifying for business financing isn’t always easy and different providers have different criteria that you’ll need to meet. To put you in as strong a position as possible, follow these…
10 July, 2019
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Strategy

6 common reasons why some small businesses fail

No one starts their own business because they want it to fail. That’s obvious. But it’s a sad fact that not every small business survives the challenges which confront them…
08 July, 2019
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Marketing & sales

Ultimate digital marketing glossary [218 terms defined]

Digital marketing can be a confusing subject, filled with jargon, abbreviations and initialisms. So we've put together this ultimate glossary of digital marketing terms to help you figure out what…
01 July, 2019
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Legal & compliance

When’s the right time to form a limited company?

When most people start their own business, they choose the quick and easy route – establishing as a sole trader or partnership. Both legal structures are simple, uncomplicated, and are…
28 June, 2019
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Business finance

What is bootstrap financing?

Have you heard of the phrase “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”? Well just in case you haven’t, it means that you should do something yourself, without expecting or needing…
25 June, 2019
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In the news

Would Boris Johnson PM be good for your business?

Credit: Andrew Parsons/i-Images With Theresa May stepping down as prime minister, the Tory Party is holding a leadership election. Whoever they pick will not only become leader of the party…
19 June, 2019
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Legal & compliance

A guide to small business insurance

Along with finding funding and dealing with legal and tax-related paperwork, buying your business insurance is likely to be one of the first things you do when you set up…
13 June, 2019
Social media
Marketing & sales

How to run a social media competition for your business

Social media can be a very powerful marketing channel for your small business. Not only is it a great way to get the word out about your products and services,…
11 June, 2019
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Business finance

How do business loans work?

Whatever industry you’re in, your business needs money to function. But small businesses in particular often struggle with cash flow. In fact, according to research by the Asset Based Finance…
28 May, 2019
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Business finance

Business loan vs personal loan: What’s the difference?

When you’re looking for financing for your business, you may be tempted to just get a personal loan instead of a business loan. But is that really the best choice?…
13 May, 2019