10 Common mistakes when sourcing funding

10 Common mistakes when sourcing funding Making the decision to look for additional funding for your business is not one to be taken lightly. There are a number of things you need to consider before you even begin the process. We will explore 10 common mistakes business owners make when seeking funding. Avoiding these mistakes […]

Business Funding in Kent

Business Funding Kent, a solution to a challenge. Searching “business funding in Kent” AGAIN!? Small to medium businesses (SME’s) often struggle to find funders who will walk with them through the peaks and troughs of business. Economically, the UK market has been hammered (relentlessly) Although 2024 is in its early stages, we’re already seeing businesses […]

What is Invoice Finance?

What is invoice finance? What is invoice finance? Through invoice finance, a company sells its accounts receivable (invoices due to be paid) to improve its working capital. And this in turn helps businesses pay employees and suppliers, improve cash flow, and invest in operations and growth earlier than if they had to wait until their […]

Preparing for the Spring budget

The PIF owl standing on the steps of 11 Downing Street

Preparing for the Spring budget On the 6th of March 2024 Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will bring forward his second Spring Budget, and with it comes a flurry of speculation and anticipation. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Budget is a key event, offering a chance to see how the government plans to support and […]

A Guide To Rental Agreements

A Guide to Business Rental Agreements in the UK Your office (or shop) is your businesses home, it will be your hub, your control centre, or whatever name you wish to give it – it’s yours. Running a business in the UK involves navigating legal contracts, and one of the most crucial is the business […]

Predictions for UK Spending in January 2024

2023 was a complicated year for UK households and its businesses. Insolvencies stood at an all-time high; how do you think 2024 will take off? Let’s take a look into some predictions. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast that UK household final consumption expenditure (HHFCE) will grow by 0.3% in the first quarter […]

Financial Literacy in the UK

This year has proved to be one of the toughest years yet for the public, with financial literacy in the UK becoming more necessary everyday. “Between 25 January and 5 February 2023, almost half of adults (47%) said they found it “very difficult” (12%), or “somewhat difficult” (34%) to afford their energy bills. Furthermore, 3 […]