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

Dragons' Den

4 tips for making it out the Dragons’ Den alive

You’ve seen it time and time again. The hope and enthusiasm giving way to fear and ridicule. The BBC’s Dragons’ Den doesn’t always make for comfortable viewing. Leaving with a…
13 February, 2019
Thought Leadership - Chess piece
Marketing & sales

Thought leadership: What is it and how can it help your small business?

You’ve probably heard the term “thought leadership” knocking around quite a bit the last decade or so. To a certain extent, it’s a typical piece of business jargon - one…
11 February, 2019
Doughnuts, tea and news

Weekly roundup: 8th February 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! Each week from now on, we're going to round-up some of the latest small business news and tips from around the web, as well as other stuff…
08 February, 2019
Busy restaurant
Finance & cash flow

6 ways to manage your restaurant’s cash flow

Managing your cash flow can be one of the hardest parts of running a small business, and restaurants are no different. It’s been claimed that as many as 90% of…
04 February, 2019
Man checking his watch
Business finance

Speed is of the essence when it comes to business finance

From The New Era in Commercial Lending from Arrk Group An in-depth study from Arrk Group has highlighted the importance of speed when it comes to business finance. According to…
01 February, 2019
Piggy bank
Business finance

What is Open Banking and how will it make applying for a loan faster?

You might have heard of the phrase 'Open Banking' already but what is it exactly? And most importantly, how will it help make the process of getting a business loan…
29 January, 2019
People doing fist bumps
Staff & recruitment

5 tips for finding (and keeping) the right employees

For your business to be a success, you need the right people working for it. Without great employees, you can’t expect to have a great business. But finding the right…
28 January, 2019
Tax man

What are the worst excuses for missing the Self Assessment deadline?

Each year, HMRC release a list of the worst excuses they've received for people not filing their Self Assessments on time. They also list some of the most bizarre expense…
24 January, 2019
Leyton Jeffs
Testimonials & case studies

Broker case study: How we helped Sedulo fund £250,000 in just over a month

Meet Leyton Jeffs from Sedulo Funding Solutions. He's one of the many commercial finance brokers we work with every day. We helped Leyton and his team by funding six deals…
23 January, 2019
In the news

How will Brexit affect my small business?

In just two months’ time, the UK will leave the European Union. Back in 2016, 51.89% of the British public voted to leave the EU. When the government triggered Article…
23 January, 2019