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Coping with the cost of living crisis as a business

The cost of living crisis in the UK is affecting businesses and households. Here, we look at how companies are coping and run through what business owners can do to help ease the burden of rising prices across supply chains, energy and goods.

3 May 2022

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What is the easiest type of business loan to get?

How easy a business loan is to obtain depends on your business' circumstances and requirements and the lender and type of finance you want. You might find getting an unsecured business loan easier if you don't have business assets.

3 May 2022

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How to avoid cash flow problems

Read here for 14 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve cash flow and avoid potential budget problems. Funding Options, we know business finance.

26 Apr 2022

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What is the best way to build business credit?

Credit is the lifeblood of business, the oil that keeps the cogs turning, without which the economy would grind to a halt. Here, we'll discuss how to build a credit rating and put your business in the best position to secure finance.

12 Apr 2022

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Top reasons to apply for business credit cards

Understand the benefits of getting a business credit card, such as streamlining your business spending or managing cash flow while earning rewards.

8 Apr 2022

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Is it better to operate as a sole trader or limited company?

One of the first decisions you'll have to make when deciding to go into business is the legal status of your enterprise. Will you operate as a sole trader or limited company? These are the two most popular methods to run a business in the UK and will have profound implications on every aspect of your business. Tax, regulations, and employment are just three issues pivoting from your chosen status. Here we'll discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each to leave you better informed, no matter what choice you make.

14 Mar 2022

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Low-cost social media marketing ideas when you have a tight budget

Nowadays, Social Media isn’t so much a choice to promote your business as it is a necessity. If you’re an SME, you can put together a very cost-effective campaign quickly and effectively. Below, Funding Options consider some of the leading social media platforms and identify five initiatives you can promote across the spectrum with minimum effort.

3 Mar 2022

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Ideas to cope with rising inflation as a business

Inflation in the UK is running at a multi-decade high of 5.5%, placing considerable pressure on businesses, snaring them in a vicious cycle of rising prices to cover the increase of input prices. If clients can’t afford your costs, they might put off a purchase, spend less, or visit your business less.

25 Feb 2022

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Setting realistic targets for 2022 and how to raise the finance to achieve them

If your business survived 2020-2021, you’ve come through the deepest recession and trauma this country has experienced in several decades. In some ways, getting through the downturn and pandemic proves that you have grit, and your business is built on solid foundations; if your business survived the pandemic, you could survive just about anything. As society and businesses crank back into life after the lockdowns and restrictions, 2022 could be a bumper year for many SMEs. We’ll use specific businesses as examples to discuss ideas and examples of how to get the funding in place to achieve your ambitions and targets.

17 Feb 2022

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