Get in Touch

Startups

Reboot your business: Raising finance is essential to scaling up

Reboot your business: Raising finance is essential to scaling up

by on May 16, 2018

Navigating the funding landscape for entrepreneurs is undeniably tricky, and many growing businesses face the same challenges.

Time and time again we hear of businesses failing because their efforts to grow organically are just not sustainable or competitive enough in today’s crowded market.

[more…]

6 best financing options for franchising a business

6 best financing options for franchising a business

by on May 16, 2018

Offering both the flexibility and independence of being a small business owner, plus the support and infrastructure of a large corporation, a franchise can be the ideal opportunity for anyone interested in becoming an entrepreneur.

Even so, opening a franchise requires a significant investment of capital -- often including a hefty franchise fee along with ongoing royalties and advertising costs. Not everyone has access to that kind of cash. So, if you need a business loan to fund your franchise investment, you might find it challenging to navigate the various options available. [more…]

Research : Scale-ups: mind the confidence gap .. Future Kings

Research : Scale-ups: mind the confidence gap .. Future Kings

by on May 14, 2018

New research into Britain’s scaling SME landscape has discovered that one third of growing businesses are lacking confidence when it comes to tackling their biggest and most pressing challenges, according to exclusive research from brand strategy consultants, Future Kings.

The research conducted by Sapio Research asked 200 UK early stage scale ups about their greatest concerns for their businesses as they prepare for growth, as well as their confidence levels in strategies to meet those concerns. [more…]

How a website can make or break a small business .. Exclusive

How a website can make or break a small business .. Exclusive

by on May 3, 2018

While the internet can seem like the territory of large companies and massive corporations, it can also be a thriving marketplace for smaller businesses.

In today's tech-savvy world, not having a website can be a mistake that destroys your business’s potential. Luckily, websites don’t have to be expensive or difficult to create and can come with a huge amount of benefits. Here are five reasons that websites are a must-have for any business.

[more…]

Blogging : Some easy ways to use affiliate links on your blog

by on April 19, 2018

As a blogger one of the easiest ways you can monetize your blog is by using affiliate links.

An affiliate link allows you to share a link to an item in your blog post, and with each click or purchase you make a small percentage.

Although these won’t necessarily allow you to be able to live off of them, they can be a great way to make a little extra income. But it can be hard as a blogger to know where to start. So today I’m going to share with you some easy ways to use affiliate links on your blog! [more…]

SME lending : Managing cash flow is one of the hardest things for SMEs to do

by on April 12, 2018

It’s well known managing cash flow is one of the hardest things for SMEs to do.

Which is why over the past few years, there has been an explosion in what is now commonly termed the ‘pay-as-you-earn’ lending market.

The trend was further solidified this week with the news UK based ‘pay-as-you-earn’ lender Liberis had raised close to £60 million in fresh funding to support its growth. [more…]

6 critical expenses that most startup owners tend to ignore

6 critical expenses that most startup owners tend to ignore

by on March 22, 2018

The most conspicuous characteristic that sets apart successful entrepreneurs from the crowd is the sustained propensity to take a well-calculated risk.

If you study some of the top performers in the entrepreneurship arena, you will notice a consistent and intentional attempt to come up with new ways of doing things and challenging the status quo.

Being committed problem solvers, these individuals will always test their limits in a bid to surpass them and leave a blazing trail on unexplored paths. To an entrepreneur, a risk is simply an opportunity to solve a pressing problem. [more…]

How to bootstrap your small business from the ground up

How to bootstrap your small business from the ground up

by on March 12, 2018

If you want to start a business with very little start-up capital or grow your business with minimal investment, then you are bootstrapping.

That's right. You are a bootstrapper when you aim to become a self-sustaining entrepreneur, starting and growing a business with little to no capital.

[more…]

A guide to rebates and online shopping

A guide to rebates and online shopping

by on March 8, 2018

Customers from around the world continue to earn millions of dollars in rebates when they shop online and it is important for you to also benefit from such cash back programs.

However, a recent survey revealed that most online shoppers do not actually know how to benefit from the rebate programs and yet they are loyal customers to the same online stores that are offer online shopping rebates. [more…]