In his song Good Life, Kanye West says: “Having money’s not everythin, not having it is.” And when it comes to business, never a truer word was spoken (or rapped). When you think about a business with cash flow...Read more
Photo by Lukas from Pexels The term ‘alternative finance’ implies that obtaining funding from sources other than high street lenders is far from mainstream. This used to be the case but gone are the days where finance-seeking SMEs’...Read more
Invoice Finance- Factoring or Discounting: What is the difference and Which is Right for Your Business?
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay To many, alternative finance options like invoicing factoring or discounting seems like a modern concept, but though first popularised in recent history in the 1960’s in America, the practice has been in existence for...Read more
Image: Pexels.com The balancing act between ensuring you have adequate control over your sales ledger and maintaining good relationships with clients is a delicate one, people consider “Be too tough and you might lose business, be too...Read more
Business Credit Vs Personal Credit – Can Business Debt Affect Your Personal Finances and Vice Versa?
When you are your business, as is the case for many small or family-run businesses, the lines between personal and business finances can become blurred. This can be problematic down the line because, although there is a distinction between...Read more
FDs would rather apply for expensive, time-consuming, credit-file-damaging bank loans than seek alternative finance. We ask ‘why?’ The alternative finance market is booming, but it seems many FDs are behind the times. 83% of FDs said they would turn...Read more
What is IR35? The IR35 rule was introduced more than ten years ago by ex-chancellor Gordon Brown. His aim was to crack down on the number of contractors setting up limited companies in order to reduce their tax and...Read more
Invoice fraud can be one of the simplest and often most devastating forms of fraud. It most commonly happens when a criminal impersonates a supplier and tricks a company into making a payment for a genuine supplier invoice into...Read more