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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.

21 Sept 2021

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Education

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

working capital loans
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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Education

Why asset management is important?

Keeping on top of how many assets a business has is key to the ongoing success of a business. Knowing how many assets a business maximises the value and delivers the best results for stakeholders, as well as helps save time and money. We explore why asset management is important for businesses.

15 Sept 2021

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Education

What is cash flow forecast?

A cash flow forecast is a way for a business to estimate the flow of cash in and out of their business over a certain period of time. The forecast acts as a plan for businesses to understand how much they can expect to receive and payout over the set period.

14 Sept 2021

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Education

Understanding the current assets on your balance sheet

As a business owner, it’s always helpful to understand your current financial status and if you have physical assets. If so, it's important to know how many are currently on your balance sheet - or your books. We explore understanding balance sheets and why it’s good to know your financial position when running a business.

6 Sept 2021

business loan application
Education

What documents do I need when applying for a business loan?

Applying for a business loan does take a little admin time but once you’ve got the right documents in place, your application should be processed fairly quickly. We explore what documents you’ll need to have at hand when applying for a business loan.

2 Sept 2021

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Education

10 tips to improve your funding application

Now that the UK is in a period of economic recovery following the latest lockdown, many business owners are looking to expand their operations and obtain funding for growth. If you’re one of them, check out these 10 things you can do to improve your chances of getting approved. Even if your credit score is less than perfect, you could still be eligible.

1 Sept 2021

late payments
Education

What are late payment fees?

Running a business can be time consuming and challenging, so when it comes to making sure your invoices are settled many business owners simply don’t have time to chase. Late payments are a common issue for small business owners and by applying a late fee payment on invoices, SMEs apply another layer of legislative protection.

9 Aug 2021

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