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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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Supporting colleagues at work
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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Funding Options X Addition
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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boxes stacked in a warehouse
Advisory

Supply chain pressures: is it time to onshore, reshore or explore China Plus One?

As traditional trade routes become more unstable, ties with the manufacturing giant China become more unsettled and the pandemic continues to hammer global supply chains, reshoring has shot up the agenda. Sanjay Vallabh, founder of Vallabh Associates Ltd. joins our Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd, to look at how businesses who want to diversify away from this position and make their supply chains more resilient.

4 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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 Build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition webinar
Advisory

Build a digital future by funding your advisory proposition

On the 27 September 2021, our Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd and Advisory Partnership Manager Steve Whelan hosted a webinar in partnership with the IFA to discuss how accountants, business consultants and practitioners could build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition.

28 Sept 2021

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Woman Cleaning Sweet Potatoes
Covid-19

Funding for businesses experiencing supply chain problems and delays

The rise in the price of natural gas is having a significant impact on supply chains across the UK and overseas. Let’s take a closer look at how supply chain disruption is impacting different sectors, and explore how businesses can use funding to boost their cash flow.

27 Sept 2021

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