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Dispelling Some of the myths around Alternative Funding (AF)

As the alternative business funding market continues to grow and offer a valid alternative to traditional funding from high street banks, much scepticism and doubt about the industry remains. In fact, some business owners avoid pursuing alternative finance options due to doubts around time, credit scores and risks attached with alternative lenders. To help give

How To Choose A Broker For Your Business

Do you remember the good old days of getting business funding? Ah yes, the days when you could stroll into your local high street bank, speak to the friendly bank manager over a cup of tea and secure a loan for your business on the spot. That’s pretty much how it used happened, but those

Over 50 and Thinking of Starting Your Own Business?

When it comes to starting our own businesses, more and more of us are now looking to “give it a go” on our own in later life. With a generation of experienced baby boomers now approaching retirement, the number of over 50’s starting their own business has skyrocketed; accounting for 4 in 10 of new

Why SMEs Struggle to get a Business Loan from the Bank

Why SMEs Struggle to get a Business Loan from the Bank Business loans have always been the traditional means of securing funding for SMEs, but in recent years banks are lending less than ever to SME business owners. Some have found it impossible to get funding which leads to a lack of growth through being

7 Points For The Perfect Business Plan

One of the prerequisites of running your own business is to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract new investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your business. But, how do you write a business plan?