• Top tips to produce a better cash flow forecast

    If you’re looking to raise money, from either a bank loan or outside investors, a cash flow will be one of the financial forecasts that you will need to produce for prospective lenders and investors.

  • Enterprise Investment Scheme - raising funding

    How the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) can help you raise funding for growth

    The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to help smaller, risky businesses raise funding to fuel growth. Early-stage businesses can find it difficult to secure investment, so the EIS was set up to encourage more…

  • How businesses can use bridging finance to raise money

    A form of finance which is rapidly gaining popularity in the UK business market is bridging finance. Around £750 million was borrowed through the means of bridging in the year 2011, since then it has…

  • Preparing to raise finance for your business – 6 steps to success

    “Any time is a good time to start a company“, so said renowned American angel investor Ron Conway. That may be true, but how easy is it to find the necessary funding? The answer largely…

  • Invoice Finance – what is it and how can it help my business?

    Invoice finance is an umbrella term for two distinct forms of business funding called invoice discounting and invoice factoring. It’s likely you’ll have heard of these alternative types of business finance before, but without knowing…

  • The free tools businesses can use to credit check new clients

    One of the big issues, when you’re taking on a new client, is whether you can trust them to pay you or not – so how best do you deal with this concern? Some people…