How to value your business

We live in an age where conventions are being disrupted more frequently than ever, and it is no news how the rise of alternative finance and specifically how equity Crowdfunding has challenged the investment landscape. From an investor’s perspective, ‘everyday investors’ now have access to an asset class traditionally reserved for private institutions, and can
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Is your business ready for GDPR?

From May 2018, a new legal framework will apply to every country in the EU. And failure to comply could see your company facing a major fine. Here’s what you need to know about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You might have heard some talk of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a major new legal
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What is Selective Invoice Finance?

Does a fast and flexible AltFi FinTech platform that gives business owners easy access to cash sound good to you? Here is what you need to know about select invoice finance. As a small business owner, it’s essential that you have access to funds in order to grow. And there are numerous options. But what
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UK Banks Continue to offer Poor Customer Service

A recent survey has found that lenders are consistently failing people by keeping information around fees unclear. But if UK’s banks are an increasingly less viable source of finance, who should small businesses turn to when they need a loan? A recent Which? customer survey has found many banks continue to offer poor customer service.
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Alternatives to Crowdfunding

With 84 per cent of entrepreneurs planning to raise multi-million pound investments in 2018, it’s no surprise that ‘crowdfunding’ has been revealed as the UK’s most searched for business funding term of last year. The term ‘crowdfunding’ was significantly higher than searches for ‘business loan’ and ‘bank loan’ according to accountancy and business advisory firm
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How can you grow your Business in 2018?

Where do you want to be in 12 months’ time? The start of a new year is a great time to assess your long-term business goals, and here are the key areas to focus on when looking to scale your start-up or SME. Constantly refresh business processes and operations Streamlined processes and efficient operations can
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The figures are in, but do we still love our homes?

The first set of data for 2018 comes, as usual, from Rightmove and they report the housing market has got off to a brisker start than many had anticipated. Their stats show asking prices were up by 0.7% in January, against a 0.6% rise in January of last year. The annual rate of growth also
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Amazon extends payment terms with ‘pay by invoice’ option

The e-commerce giant’s recent announcement is likely to see small retailers struggle to maintain steady cashflow. As SMEs face increasingly long payment terms, invoice finance could offer a solution. A few months ago, Amazon sent an email to its Marketplace sellers detailing a new payment method that would be made available for businesses purchasing products
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How can Artificial Intelligence AI help your Small Business?

From customer service chat bots to virtual personal assistants, many of us now interact with artificial intelligence-powered software and tools on a regular basis. But aside from assisting with an online order or organising your appointments, what are the wider benefits of Artificial Intelligence AI for your business? As hype continues to gather around artificial
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Can your company’s Culture Impact Business Productivity?

In the early days of your business start-up it can be tempting to focus on your strategy for growth but without a clearly defined company culture, you risk limiting your business’s potential and damaging productivity. Company culture represents your core values, identity and everything the brand stands for. It guides your employees and sends an
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