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Funding Options teams up with Wise to offer SMEs greater choice on FX and international payments
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Funding Options teams up with Wise to offer SMEs greater choice on FX and international payments

This partnership will enable independent businesses to access international payments via the marketplace, and pay invoices in over 50 different currencies.

15 Dec 2021

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Advisory

Helping your clients plan for growth next year

January is always a hectic month. So, why not give your clients a kickstart today by preparing them for growth in 2022? Establishing goals with your clients now will provide them with the vision and motivation they need to move forward with confidence.

13 Dec 2021

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Business Energy

10 Energy savings tips for small businesses

Saving on energy bills as a small business can be critical for your success. Depending on the type of business you are in, energy costs can be a significant expense, and as an overhead, energy costs can become a survive or thrive issue. Not only do you need to choose your supplier with care, but you also need to reduce your energy consumption by conducting an energy audit.

10 Dec 2021

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Education

How to create a business project report to get an SME loan

Before you begin your search for an SME loan for a specific project and commit to an application, you need to create a detailed project plan covering every crucial aspect of your business.

9 Dec 2021

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Education

How can UK SMEs plan and prepare for growth in 2022?

After what can only be described as a whirlwind of a year, we’re finally waving farewell to 2021. If you’re lucky enough to be able to snatch a bit of downtime before the year’s out, why not spend some time planning and preparing for 2022? After all, as the famous racer Bobby Unser once said, “success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”

8 Dec 2021

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Customers

Think big, shop small and live sustainably social media giveaway Ts and Cs

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, "The Promoter" refers to Funding Options whose Instagram handle is @fundingoptionsuk and LinkedIn page is Funding Options. The "Prize" refers to two (2) Funding Options tote bags.

6 Dec 2021

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Customers

Funding Options' festive gift guide

The festive season is upon us! Goodness knows we all deserve an extra sprinkling of Christmas cheer this December – including the nation’s small businesses, who are ready to keep our spirits up and our stockings stocked with their unique gifts. Here are 8 of our favourite independent retailers.

24 Nov 2021

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Education

Black Friday sales and marketing strategies that work on a budget

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and marketing strategies don’t have to be expensive or complicated; paper flyers, sandwich boards, vouchers, loyalty offers, gift cards, writing on your shop window, and broadcasts can work well for high street businesses.   It’s worth noting that many purchases made on the day or days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday are impulsive, and it’s all about price; can you offer deals that competitors can’t?  

23 Nov 2021

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Education

Great small business ideas for Black Friday 2021

It’s not just consumers that can take advantage of Black Friday sales. Small to medium-sized businesses are in the perfect position to grab some bargains during the preceding week and on the day itself, and the offers might be more widely available than you think.

23 Nov 2021

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