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Don't let your start up get caught out by GDPR

Date: 28 January 2020

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Think big: How to unlock new areas of your market

Date: 24 January 2020

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Three golden rules to help you convert 90% of your leads

Date: 23 January 2020

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An overseas national manages his UK business bank account online and through a mobile app.
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UK business bank accounts - your options as a non-resident

If you’re doing business in the UK but not a resident, it might still make sense to get a UK bank account to simplify your financial life. Here’s how.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A young entrepreneur sets up her first business in a home office.
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Invoicing basics: Set up your start up for success

To be successful, your start up needs a solid foundation of efficient systems in place. A great place to start is with your invoicing - read more.

Date: 9 January 2020 By:

An entrepreneur is shocked and upset after finding out her business loan application was rejected.
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Why business loan applications get denied - and how to fix it

There may be more funding options out there these days - but it can still be challenging to get a business loan. What to do if you get turned down.

Date: 3 December 2019 By:

A happy business owner after a meeting with his bank manager.
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Choosing a business bank account for your start-up

You don’t have to get a business bank account when you start up - but the features on offer could make it worthwhile. Choosing the best provider.

Date: 28 November 2019 By:

A businesswoman looks at her computer in disbelief, realising she’s paying for unnecessary software.
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How much are you spending on unnecessary software?

The average office computer has more than £200 of unnecessary software installed on it. Five free solutions that could do the job just as well.

Date: 29 October 2019 By:

A happy female entrepreneur celebrates as she gets accepted for a small business loan
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How to get accepted for a small business loan

Applying for a small business loan can be tricky - and success is never guaranteed. Read these tips to increase your chances of getting approved.

Date: 19 August 2019 By:

A car salesman hands over the keys to a new car
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Car finance: four crucial questions to ask

Getting to grips with car finance needn't be difficult. Ask yourself these questions to narrow down your options and find the right choice for you.

Date: 28 June 2019 By:

Young plant growing on pile of coins next to shopping trolley to illustrate a start up
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How to fund a new business start-up

If your own savings are insufficient to fund your business start up, consider these sources of external funding

Date: 9 April 2019 By:

A business man talks on the phone whilst travelling on a train to a meeting
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How to keep a lid on business travel costs

Business travel is an inevitable part of business from client and supplier meetings to searching for premises. These tips will help keep costs down.

Date: 8 April 2019 By:

A stressed entrepreneur manually balances his books with a spreadsheet, invoices and calculator.
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Why your ecommerce business needs automated invoicing

Invoicing is one major area you need to get right in any business - and managing it manually can be tricky. The benefits of an automated solution.

Date: 3 April 2019 By:

A business owner saves money and puts coins away in a jar while calculating the best loan rates.
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Loans and transfers - don't pay more than you need to

Reducing how much you pay for corporate credit and international money transfers could save your business a fortune. How to be financially savvy.

Date: 11 March 2019 By:

Choosing the best business bank account
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Choosing the best business bank account

With so many options to choose from, searching for the right business bank account can be time-consuming. The important factors to look out for.

Date: 17 January 2019 By:

Get your finances in order in three simple steps
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Get your finances in order in three simple steps

The struggle to maintain a steady cash flow is undeniably real, even in stable political times. Three tips to help you control your business finances.

Date: 19 November 2018 By:

Overcome your business finance challenges
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Overcome your business finance challenges

In uncertain times, it's good to know your business has options if you hit a sticky cash flow situation. Four funding solutions to consider.

Date: 26 October 2018 By:

The three key features of a business start-up loan
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The three key features of a business start-up loan

If you have a viable business plan, a start-up loan could help you get your idea off the ground. But what should you look for in a loan?

Date: 21 March 2018 By:

Simple ways to stay in charge of your finances
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Simple ways to stay in charge of your finances

Managing your finances can be one of the trickier parts of running a business. Follow these basic steps to ensure you keep on top of your books.

Date: 14 March 2018 By:

Low risk ways to finance your start-up
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Low-risk ways to finance your start-up

If your business is just starting out, or has a poor credit history, you still have plenty of finance options. Jayce Redford talks us through.

Date: 5 March 2018 By:

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