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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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Customers

How can businesses prepare for the Christmas period?

For many businesses – especially those operating in the retail and hospitality sectors – Christmas can be one of the busiest times of the year. Preparing your sales and marketing strategies ahead of time is key, and with a bit of research, you can use changing consumer spending habits to your business’ advantage.

19 Oct 2021

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Business Energy

Business energy myth buster – 3 myths debunked

With wholesale energy prices at a high and firms fearing an uncertain winter, now could be a good time to explore business energy deals. In this article, we debunk some of the common myths around switching energy suppliers.

19 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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Funding Cloud
Tech blog

The Funding Cloud (™) journey – 6 months on

It’s been six months since Funding Options launched Funding Cloud (™), a technology designed by our in-house tech team. It connects businesses, lenders and partners to facilitate fast, accurate and secure access to funding at scale. In this article, our Product Manager, Akruti Amin, reflects on how Funding Cloud (™) has evolved since April.

12 Oct 2021

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News

Funding Options’ 2021 Women in Finance Charter update

In 2019, Funding Options signed the Women in Finance Charter as part of our commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We were recently required to share an annual update on our progress in meeting our targets and objectives.

12 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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News

How to support your mental health at work

Whether you’re an employee or a business owner, supporting your mental health at work is vital for many reasons such as productivity and your general wellbeing at work. We explore some of the best ways in which business owners and employees can support mental health at work.

6 Oct 2021

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Advisory

Complete guide to finances & funding for small businesses

Applying for business funding can be an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming, step in the business journey for any entrepreneur or business founder. Whether it’s government grant schemes or [business loans](https://www.fundingoptions.com/knowledge/business-loans/), there are a lot of options out there in the lending market, and knowing how to navigate the options (and when) to access them is crucial for any SME.

6 Oct 2021

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