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Spending Review 2020: what does it mean for businesses?

25 Nov 2020 | Rishi Sunak made lives and livelihoods the priority for 2020's Spending Review. Find out what new support is available for businesses

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What employers need to know about lockdown finance guides

What employers need to know about lockdown

02 Nov 2020 | Lockdown 2.0 is due to start across England on Thursday 5 November. Find out what support is available to businesses and more.

How to prepare for Brexit nowfinance guides

How to prepare for Brexit now

29 Oct 2020 | Brexit is around the corner. Here's what every business needs to think about to prepare - whatever the outcome.

The Importance of Digitally Transforming Your SMEfinance guides

The Importance of Digitally Transforming Your SME

26 Oct 2020 | How can a digital transformation help your business? We run through what to think about it you want to grow.

Rishi Sunak unveils the latest economic support package for Tier 2 areasfinance guides

Rishi Sunak unveils the latest economic support package for Tier 2 areas

22 Oct 2020 | Tier 2 businesses affected by regulations to stop the spread of COVID-19 can apply for grants and put workers on an updated job support scheme.

Who is falling through the cracks of the Job Support Scheme (JSS)?finance guides

Who is falling through the cracks of the Job Support Scheme (JSS)?

09 Oct 2020 | The Job Support Scheme has been a lifeline for many businesses, but not everyone who needs help has been able to benefit.

Problems With Late Payments? Here's What Help is Out Therefinance guides

Problems With Late Payments? Here's What Help is Out There

01 Oct 2020 | Late payments are a burden for many business owners, but there are things you can do to manage the impact on your finances.

A roundup of Rishi Sunak’s latest economic support measuresfinance guides

A roundup of Rishi Sunak’s latest economic support measures

25 Sep 2020 | Here's everything you need to know about the CBILS extension, VAT relief and replacement furlough scheme covered in Sunak's Winter Economy Plan on 24 September.

5 Types of Alternative Funding for SMEsfinance guides

5 Types of Alternative Funding for SMEs

08 Sep 2020 | From crowdfunding to angel investors, learn what kinds of funding are available for SMEs and how can you access them.

Apprenticeship and traineeship grants explainedfinance guides

Apprenticeship and traineeship grants explained

08 Sep 2020 | Find out the difference between apprenticeships and traineeships, why your business should offer them and how to access government grants if you do.

How to access a Growth Hub Support Grantfinance guides

How to access a Growth Hub Support Grant

26 Aug 2020 | Get up to £5,000 to buy new equipment, invest in technology or seek specialist advice to help your business adapt, recover and rebuild after COVID-19.

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme explainedfinance guides

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme explained

20 Aug 2020 | Everything you need to know from what the Self Employment Income Support Scheme is, who's eligible for the second grant and how to apply.

What to do when the furlough scheme winds downfinance guides

What to do when the furlough scheme winds down

17 Aug 2020 | We take a look at your options including bringing furloughed employees back, continuing furlough but without the grant and beginning redundancy processes.

UK recession announced Wednesday, 12 August 2020finance guides

UK recession announced Wednesday, 12 August 2020

12 Aug 2020 | With recession rumours confirmed, we summarise the key stats, shed light on what they mean and explain how your businesses can make it through stronger.

Do recent VAT reductions mean more work for you and your accountant?finance guides

Do recent VAT reductions mean more work for you and your accountant?

10 Aug 2020 | Find out how recent VAT reductions from 20% to 5% will impact everyday accounting, subscription services, Eat Out to Help Out and the Flat Rate Scheme.

Think outside the box: an expert guide to finance for COVID-19 recoveryfinance guides

Think outside the box: an expert guide to finance for COVID-19 recovery

06 Aug 2020 | Finance industry experts share their top tips for business owners around government schemes, planning for repayment and the best lending options available.

What kinds of funding are available through the CBILS?finance guides

What kinds of funding are available through the CBILS?

31 Jul 2020 | We take a look at the 3 most common forms of CBILS funding: overdrafts, invoice finance & loans. Find out what they are, how they work and who they're for.

Successful leadership in a virtual environmentfinance guides

Successful leadership in a virtual environment

28 Jul 2020 | With July's guidance on returning to work a bit vague and talk of new guidance causing a stir, here's how to lead your team through uncertainty - remotely.

What does IR35 mean for your business?finance guides

What does IR35 mean for your business?

22 Jul 2020 | We take a look at what's changed with IR35, which businesses and contractors are affected and what you can do now to make sure you're prepared.

Why co-opetition is the key to success in 2020finance guides

Why co-opetition is the key to success in 2020

15 Jul 2020 | We share our top tips for businesses considering co-opetition (partnering with the competition) to reach higher value creation, cut R&D costs and grow.

Is your business ready for a no deal Brexit?finance guides

Is your business ready for a no deal Brexit?

14 Jul 2020 | We take a look at Brexit negotiations pre- and post-coronavirus plus what you can do right now to make sure your business is prepared for a no deal outcome.

How to recession-proof your businessfinance guides

How to recession-proof your business

08 Jul 2020 | We cover five key things you can do right now to ensure that your business not only survives, but thrives, as a global recession seems increasingly likely.

How to prepare for 4 July restriction changesfinance guides

How to prepare for 4 July restriction changes

01 Jul 2020 | With the green light to get back to business from 4 July, we take a look at some of the obstacles SMEs could be facing and how to overcome them.

What to expect from commercial rent contracts after COVID-19finance guides

What to expect from commercial rent contracts after COVID-19

19 Jun 2020 | What long-term effects will we see on commercial renting? Is this as an opportunity to rethink and rebuild the most functional and productive workspace?

Is the future of work at home, the office or both?finance guides

Is the future of work at home, the office or both?

18 Jun 2020 | We explore the possibilities as businesses across the UK start making tough decisions about whether to return to the office - now, sometime soon or at all.

How to handle your holiday policy as lockdown liftsfinance guides

How to handle your holiday policy as lockdown lifts

16 Jun 2020 | Tips for how business owners can strike a balance between everyone going on holiday at the same time, or no one taking leave and burning out as a result.

Furlough scheme updates: what’s new with the CJRS?finance guides

Furlough scheme updates: what’s new with the CJRS?

10 Jun 2020 | We take a look at the most recent changes to the furlough scheme and what they mean to your bottom line – along with how to balance necessary redundancies.

How to apply for CBILS funding: a step-by-step guidefinance guides

How to apply for CBILS funding: a step-by-step guide

05 Jun 2020 | Everything you need to know from the CBILS funding solutions available and how they work to whether your business is eligible and how to apply right now.

Which coronavirus government support schemes can be combined?finance guides

Which coronavirus government support schemes can be combined?

03 Jun 2020 | We take a look at the CBILS, BBLS, Future Fund plus various Government Support Grants, explaining which of these schemes can be combined – and which can't.

How to encourage pre-pandemic customers to return after lockdownfinance guides

How to encourage pre-pandemic customers to return after lockdown

01 Jun 2020 | We take a deep dive into six different ways to reinforce trust in your business and encourage your existing customer base to return when they can.

Are investors looking to invest during lockdown?finance guides

Are investors looking to invest during lockdown?

28 May 2020 | Investors will of course be more cautious, but that doesn't mean they're not looking to invest. Here’s how to get the most out of your next funding round.

Future Fund now live: everything you need to knowfinance guides

Future Fund now live: everything you need to know

22 May 2020 | We cover everything from what The Future Fund is and how it works to who is eligible, how to apply and what fine print you should be looking out for.

The Future Fund explainedfinance guides

The Future Fund explained

18 May 2020 | We look at what the Future Fund is, how it works and who can apply. We also explore some of the criticisms causing a stir in the UK startup-community.

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme explainedfinance guides

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme explained

05 May 2020 | What exactly is the BBLS? How does the scheme compare to the CBILS and where do businesses apply? We cover all of this and more.

Planning long-term when the future feels short-termfinance guides

Planning long-term when the future feels short-term

04 May 2020 | We’re reaching a moment where ‘normal’ is coming back into (albeit still distant) view. Here's what you should be thinking about to get your business ready.

How to win new business during lockdownfinance guides

How to win new business during lockdown

29 Apr 2020 | Winning new business during lockdown might not be easy but there are things you could be doing to pad out your thinning client list. These are our top tips.

What can we learn from China’s recovery?finance guides

What can we learn from China’s recovery?

27 Apr 2020 | We take a look at the post-lockdown landscape in China and what UK businesses can learn from its economic recovery so far.

MarketFinance acts to plug £20b cash flow gap from furlough payroll strainfinance guides

MarketFinance acts to plug £20b cash flow gap from furlough payroll strain

22 Apr 2020 | The fintech business lender has stepped in to help SMEs bridge the gap between paying furloughed staff and waiting for their CJRS claims to be paid by HMRC.

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: should you pivot?finance guides

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: should you pivot?

17 Apr 2020 | Maybe, but don't pivot for the sake of it. Here's how to figure out when it's time to change tack and when it's actually better to hold your ground.

How to negotiate a rent reduction or payment delayfinance guides

How to negotiate a rent reduction or payment delay

14 Apr 2020 | The rent on a commercial property is a huge cost, but it's one that you may be able to cut. Here's how to negotiate a win-win solution with your landlord.

Networking: on lockdown but open for businessfinance guides

Networking: on lockdown but open for business

07 Apr 2020 | Can you really strengthen and expand your professional network remotely? Definitely. Here's what you should be doing right now.

The CBILS: what changed on 3 April?finance guides

The CBILS: what changed on 3 April?

06 Apr 2020 | We take a closer look at the CBILS updates announced by Rishi Sunak last week to address concerns regarding speed of funding and security requirements.

Webinar | COVID-19 financial advice questions answeredfinance guides

Webinar | COVID-19 financial advice questions answered

01 Apr 2020 | Accountant Bobby Lane joined us for a webinar to answer live questions from real businesses on how to handle the impact of COVID-19.

Morale: on lockdown but open for businessfinance guides

Morale: on lockdown but open for business

30 Mar 2020 | Work performance is linked to emotional wellbeing, so keeping up team morale is crucial. Here's how to foster positivity and motivation while we all #WFH.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemefinance guides

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

26 Mar 2020 | How does the CBILS work? Who is eligible and how do they apply? What do SMEs think of the CBILS? We answer all of these questions and more.

Productivity: on lockdown but open for businessfinance guides

Productivity: on lockdown but open for business

25 Mar 2020 | The UK might be on lockdown but, for many businesses, the show must go on. Here's what you can do right now to keep your day-to-day operations on track.

Cash flow contingency planning: why speed is crucialfinance guides

Cash flow contingency planning: why speed is crucial

24 Mar 2020 | Businesses the world over are feeling the effects of COVID-19. The Treasury had to act quickly to lighten the economic burden. Here’s why you should too.

Disaster management for SMEsfinance guides

Disaster management for SMEs

10 Mar 2020 | Find out what the top four threats are to small businesses in the UK and get practical tips for how you can start preparing for them today.

Your accountant: a specialist in shining armourfinance guides

Your accountant: a specialist in shining armour

20 Feb 2020 | We caught up with chartered accountant Bobby Lane to chat about the essential role of these specialists in the smooth running of a small business.

Linger longer: a guide to local and global late paymentsfinance guides

Linger longer: a guide to local and global late payments

18 Feb 2020 | Grab your passport and let us whisk you away on a local and international world tour of the worst offenders when it comes to late payments.

If cash is king, is the accountant a supreme being?finance guides

If cash is king, is the accountant a supreme being?

23 Jan 2020 | We catch up on all things cash flow with Bobby Lane, a chartered accountant and expert on helping SMEs achieve their growth ambitions.

Win the cash flow battle against late paymentsfinance guides

Win the cash flow battle against late payments

22 Jan 2020 | Learn how to overcome the cash flow challenges caused by late payments with three simple strategies that you can implement in your business right now.

Cash flow challenges and how to solve themfinance guides

Cash flow challenges and how to solve them

09 Jan 2020 | Learn about the five most common cash flow problems facing small businesses and the steps your business can take to solve them.

Getting your cash flow from outside sourcesfinance guides

Getting your cash flow from outside sources

02 Jan 2020 | Considering external finance for your business? We break down 8 common options from credit cards and overdrafts to business loans and invoice finance.

Effective cash flow for small businessesfinance guides

Effective cash flow for small businesses

27 Dec 2019 | Wondering how you can improve cash flow for your business? Use these seven effective steps to get your cash flowing today.

Cash flow basics explainedfinance guides

Cash flow basics explained

19 Dec 2019 | Get to know how cash flow works and how it affects your business. We share everything you need to conquer cash flow basics, key terms and concepts.

How much working capital does your business need?finance guides

How much working capital does your business need?

25 Nov 2019 | Our handy guide to understanding what working capital is, what it says about your business and how much working capital you really need.

Is a working capital deficit getting you down?finance guides

Is a working capital deficit getting you down?

05 Nov 2019 | Working capital is vital for running your business. But if a working capital deficit is getting you down, use these 3 tips to get that cash flowing again.

Your working capital cycle explained in 4 simple stepsfinance guides

Your working capital cycle explained in 4 simple steps

10 Oct 2019 | Get to grips with the working capital cycle formula and how to use it for your business, plus practical advice for improving your working capital cycle.

What is working capital?finance guides

What is working capital?

26 Sep 2019 | What is working capital? We answer this, plus other questions about how to understand your working capital position and what you can do to improve it.

Top 5 advantages of working capitalfinance guides

Top 5 advantages of working capital

07 Jun 2019 | Working capital is the cash your business has readily available to use for day-to-day operations.

What alternative funding is available to UK businesses?finance guides

What alternative funding is available to UK businesses?

07 Dec 2017 | A look at the different sources of funding, like venture capital and invoice financing, which businesses use to finance operations and accelerate growth.

Business finance in the digital worldfinance guides

Business finance in the digital world

25 Oct 2017 | The digital age has brought in many new tech innovations and developments. Here's a look at how tech is changing how money is moved in today’s business sphere.

Guide to ensuring invoicing best practicefinance guides

Guide to ensuring invoicing best practice

15 Sep 2017 | For many B2B companies, receiving payment on time is not always a reality. We explore solutions to help ensure prompt payment of invoices from your clients.

Cash flow solutions to help businesses growfinance guides

Cash flow solutions to help businesses grow

08 Sep 2017 | Businesses of all sizes face many challenges, one of which is keeping cash flow stable and healthy. We take a look at how alternative finance options can help.

Why companies use alternative funding and invoice financefinance guides

Why companies use alternative funding and invoice finance

05 Sep 2017 | We take a look at why businesses are increasingly turning to alternative funding options, with a focus on a growing player in the space – invoice finance.

How late invoice payments affect growing UK businessesfinance guides

How late invoice payments affect growing UK businesses

29 Aug 2017 | We look at some of the ways late invoice payments are affecting growing UK businesses, and effective solutions to counter this challenge.

Invoice finance eligibility – is it right for you?finance guides

Invoice finance eligibility – is it right for you?

21 Aug 2017 | This article provides information to help you assess if invoice finance is right for you, and whether you meet the criteria for invoice finance eligibility.

Uses of short-term fundingfinance guides

Uses of short-term funding

15 Aug 2017 | Short-term funding for SME owners can be a great way to access cash flow, whether they are starting out, scaling up or looking ahead to the future.

5 essential cash flow management techniquesfinance guides

5 essential cash flow management techniques

10 Aug 2017 | The success of a business often depends on how healthy its cash flow is. We explore some of the best methods to effectively manage cash flow.

Top 5 myths about invoice financefinance guides

Top 5 myths about invoice finance

26 Apr 2017 | We’ve taken a look at five top invoice finance myths and how they compare to reality.