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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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How to use Funding Options' commercial loans calculator

A commercial loans calculator can provide you with an estimation of how much your monthly loan repayments might cost. To calculate this you’ll need to input how much you want to borrow, the annual interest rate and term length. Let’s take a closer look at how commercial loans work and how much commercial finance your business could get.

7 Dec 2022


10 ways accounting helps your business

Even if you’ve got a talent for keeping your accounts in order, you won’t necessarily have the time. There are many ways an accountant can add value to your business, from handling the bookkeeping aspect to helping your business grow.

6 Dec 2022

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5 things to consider when setting up your business premises

So, you’ve registered your business, have a team behind you and are ready to start selling your products or services. The only thing left to do is to secure a premises. To help you figure out where to look and what type of properties to explore, we’ve put together a handy list of things to think about along the way.

23 Nov 2022

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5 strategies to help you recession-proof your business

The UK could face recession until the middle of next year, according to some economists’ predictions. To help support our SME community, we’ve pulled together 5 strategies that can help business owners like you to save money.

11 Nov 2022

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday checklist for SMEs

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, you’ve probably already prepared your promotions and discounts. But have you missed anything out? To help you fine-tune and maximise your campaigns this year, we’ve pulled together a quick checklist for SMEs. Just in case you need a reminder –⁠ Black Friday falls on Friday 25 November this year, with Cyber Monday following suit on Monday 28 November.

4 Nov 2022

Go up and never stop

8 hacks for building business credit

Your business credit profile is indicative of your business's financial health. It's a reflection of how well your business meets its financial obligations. It can determine whether you can afford to meet repayments and what interest rate you'll pay. Here are 8 hacks to help you build a positive business credit file.

16 Aug 2022

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Are you making the most of social media? Here are 7 ideas to get you started

Social media is one of the most powerful marketing channels out there, and it can drive brand awareness and help you turn curious followers into paying customers. But with so much going on, it's easy to get stuck in a creative rut. Here's what you can do:

2 May 2022

Women can too

50 Business Ideas that Women can do too

Setting up a business from scratch takes an abundance of personal and professional qualities. Courage, perseverance, competitiveness, determination, and talent - these traits will pave your road to success in any industry. Though, you'll also need access to the proper funding; get that finance wrong at the start, and your progress can be limited. Fresh entrepreneurs can also overlook the more 'serious' aspects of running a business, such as probability and risk. It would help if you thought about what companies have the best chance of success while limiting your financial risk.

10 Mar 2022

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Love your pet? Here are some pet business ideas to explore

February 20th is *love your pet day* in USA. But why celebrate your love of animals for just 24 hours when you can do it all year round? If you’ve been considering starting a pet business, you’ve come to the right place. Kick off your new venture with one of these business ideas…

17 Feb 2022


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