Growing your business takes blood, sweat and tears…and more often than not, a good deal of cash. How do you get the right funding in place for your business, and how do you maximise your chances of getting approved for a small business loan? Funding a business means either spending working capital, raising cash from […]
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) officially came into being in the nation’s capital on 8th April 2019. It’s the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at improving air quality in London, and will undoubtedly also serve to reduce congestion in the busiest parts of the city. Cleaner air and less traffic sounds like […]
To mark International Women’s Day BIZL caught up with Leah Hutcheon to talk about life as the founder and CEO of Appointedd. International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March to mark and commemorate advances in women’s rights and to celebrate the role women play in both business and domestic life. In China […]
To mark International Women’s Day BIZL caught up with Hannah Feldman to talk about life as the boss of tech start-up, Kidadl. International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8th March to mark and commemorate advances in women’s rights and to celebrate the role women play in both business and domestic life. In China […]
Yes, it’s inevitable that businesses have to meet their tax and VAT obligations, but it is a familiar feeling for business owners in January and April when there simply isn’t enough cash in the coffers to settle their tax bill.
In this article we take a look at the range of finance options available to small businesses who need to boost their working capital. We explore traditional options as well as one or two lesser known ways to fund your business. There is a well-worn statistic that is quoted time and again that 80 percent […]
It’s one of the hottest topics in business finance, yet for all that, there is probably more rumour and misinformation about peer to peer lending than there is on any other topic. Here we take a look at what it is, what it isn’t and why it can be such a compelling solution for both […]
With interest rates remaining low, there has never been a better time to take out a loan. As entrepreneurs and business owners, you can get the cash injection you need to either get your new business off the ground or take it to the next level of development, with highly affordable repayment terms. The stumbling […]
Ask ten small business owners to name the most important thing their business needs to do in order to thrive, and you will get ten different answers. Some will talk about innovation, some about understanding customer needs, and others about delivering a value proposition. Yet there is something more fundamental that is common to them […]
In this article we ask Will Lovegrove, CEO of Fintech pensionsync, for his tips on staying on top of the pension red tape which is now compulsory for any business which employs staff.
8th March marks International Women’s Day, a moment to reflect and press for progress for gender equality. Therefore we take this opportunity to briefly look at how women are represented across the UK small business population. SME numbers in the UK are at an all-time high, with government statistics from Q4 2017 putting the tally at […]
What is Open Banking? Open Banking is a set of software standards and industry guidelines that aims to drive competition and innovation in UK retail and business banking. Good news for small businesses and consumers! It is governed by the Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA).