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Trade businesses - how to stand out from the crowd

Date: 14 February 2019

By: Stephen Beck

How to set up a dropshipping business

Date: 13 February 2019

By: Jamshaid Choudhary

Why good values make for good business

Date: 13 February 2019

By: David Logan

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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: John Ellmore

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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: Soldo

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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: Funding Options

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How to get accepted for a start-up loan

Starting up is exciting - and expensive - but loans can be hard to secure with no trading history. Three essential steps to boost your chances.

Date: 25 September 2018   By: Mian Azhar

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Financing your new business: equity or loan?

Take on a business loan or sell shares in your start-up? The pros and cons of each funding method, and how to maximise your chances of success.

Date: 3 September 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Three start-up funding mistakes to avoid

Not doing your sums, picking the wrong loan and trying to go it alone - three key mistakes start-ups make with their funding, and what to do instead.

Date: 10 August 2018   By: Nationwide Corporate Finance

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Start-up funding - it could be you

Investment could be the key to getting your new venture on its feet. This infographic shows where government start-up spending went in 2017.

Date: 28 June 2018   By: Rachael Matthews

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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:

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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: Rachael Matthews

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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: Jayce Redford

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Four ways to stay on top of your finances

Is bookkeeping giving you headaches? Try these four simple tips to take the stress out of business accounting and help you stay in control.

Date: 23 February 2018   By: SimpleTax

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Getting funds for your business in six steps

Getting funds or investment for your business takes preparation. Clive Hyman guides you through six steps to successful fund-raising.

Date: 16 October 2017   By: Clive Hyman

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Financial decisions to make when starting a business

The most important financial decisions you'll have to make when you start your own business – from investment to staff and premises.

Date: 31 July 2017   By: Equilibrium

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Seven facts you should know about online lending

This infographic sums up seven things you should know about online lending

Date: 13 March 2017   By: Weronika Slowinska

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Start-up funding: Four alternatives to bank loans

Four alternatives to bank loans including peer-to-peer lending, crowd-funding, finding a business partner and bootstrapping your business.

Date: 17 January 2017   By: Merchant Money

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Banks or online small business loans - which will get you the cash?

Small business finance has changed dramatically in recent years. Now SMEs can get the working capital they need online, not just from banks.

Date: 27 June 2016   By: Kabbage Online Small Business Loans

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Should I name and shame my late payers?

Social media allows SMEs to air their frustration over late payers. But naming and shaming errant customers is not a good idea says Samantha White.

Date: 20 June 2016   By: Guest contributor

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