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4 pathways to funding small business growth

4 pathways to funding small business growth

by on September 25, 2019

Finding success in any small business is an exciting time. When the company has reached the level where growth is imminent, and the future is inspiring, everything seems rosy.

Until the realization sets in that growth means the need for more capital to support the expansion.

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How to compete with larger businesses

How to compete with larger businesses

by on April 18, 2019

It can be challenging to succeed when you are operating in an industry with much larger companies.

These companies usually have the resources and reputation to corner the market which is frustrating if you are just starting out or looking to grow a small business.

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4 functions SMEs can outsource

4 functions SMEs can outsource

by on April 9, 2019

Sustaining an SME is a difficult job — there are many functions to coordinate to ensure continued growth, but with limited resources, many small firms can struggle.

In order to cope with the burden, more businesses are outsourcing and benefits include reducing and controlling operating costs, enabling you to focus on core business areas, and tapping into expertise.

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REBORRN : New consultancy pledges to solve business problems in 58 hours

REBORRN : New consultancy pledges to solve business problems in 58 hours

by on November 27, 2018

  • Digital consultancy of makers disrupts traditional consultancy approach

  • Venture launched in London by co-founders of award-winning European digital agency

  • Consultancy pledges to solve business problems in 58 hours

REBORRN, a leading digital consultancy launches in the UK, challenging the Big Four’s approach to consulting.

https://www.reborrn.com/

The venture with its offices based in Great Portland Street, London is founded by Giorgos Vareloglou and Costas Mantziaris, former co-founders of Mindworks; now isobar-iProspect, a leading digital agency in Central and Eastern Europe (CCE).

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A budget is a vital tool for small businesses – all businesses for that matter

A budget is a vital tool for small businesses – all businesses for that matter

by on November 21, 2018

Budgeting is not a particularly interesting subject that elicits wails of enthusiasm from small business owners.

We have all set budgets before and found it extremely difficult to stay within the confines of their financial limitations. Indeed, as time goes on, one starts to wonder why they even bothered dedicating the time and energy to creating a budget in the first place when it is so hard to stick to.

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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…]

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…]

Last year saw a record 414,000 #StartUps founded in the UK … @BritishBBank

Last year saw a record 414,000 #StartUps founded in the UK … @BritishBBank

by on March 3, 2018

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Best advice for SMEs looking to take their business to the next level

by on January 24, 2018

Advice for SMEs Looking to Take Their Business to the Next Level

Are you looking to take your SME business to the next level in 2018? While it used to be pretty costly to boost a business, thanks to technology, it’s now cheaper and simpler than ever before.

Here, you’ll discover some of the best advice for SMEs looking to take their business to the next level. [more…]

Latest: A £500 million fund to help British businesses finance equipment – Lloyds Banking Group

by on October 24, 2017

Lloyds launches fund for small firms - learn more ...

Lloyds Banking Group have opened a £500 million fund to help British businesses finance equipment targeting small and medium-sized companies which banks froze out of credit following the financial crisis.

The bank said the fund will deliver quick access to finance by allowing companies to spread the cost of assets over their lifetime, enabling big investments that don't eat into working capital. [more…]