Funding Options Blog

Home of our blog articles on topics that will inform and educate entrepreneurs on topics such as lending, green finance, tax and financial matters.

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Education

How much inventory should I carry?

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching (and the Christmas period not far behind), you’re probably thinking about how much inventory you should be carrying right now. If you require additional funding for inventory you’ve come to the right place.

8 Nov 2021

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Keeping up with loan repayments
Education

What happens to a business loan if the business fails?

As soon as a payment is missed, this is considered defaulting and lenders will still need their payment in full. Typically, it’s 2-3 payments before they find other ways of getting the payment from you. Depending on the type of loan you’ve taken out and the agreed terms you’ve signed, defaulting on a payment can mean anything from developing a poor credit rating, high fees and even having assets repossessed. We explore how you can avoid missing payments, what to do if you’re unable to pay and explore what happens to a business loan when a company fails.

22 Oct 2021

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Applying for start-up finance
Education

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.

15 Oct 2021

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Financing for businesses
Education

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.

8 Oct 2021

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Mental health advice for employers
Education

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.

8 Oct 2021

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celebrating brilliant Black-owned businesses
Education

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 took a look at resounding successes from Black-owned businesses in the UK. From the types of businesses to funding, we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and explore findings from the Black Report with Google for Startups.

4 Oct 2021

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funding your business
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.

28 Sept 2021

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filing coporation taxes
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.

23 Sept 2021

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private equity for business
Education

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.

23 Sept 2021

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