• Business debt recovery – A practical guide for small businesses

    If your customers do not pay you on time (or at all), then they are inflicting serious damage to your business. It is something that is so often overlooked as ‘one of those things’ small…

  • 10 tips to consider before buying a business

    If you’ve decided to buy an existing business rather than starting a completely new venture, here are ten things to consider before taking the plunge:

  • 10 late payment excuses used by customers – and how to deal with them

    With late payment problems a constant burden for small business owners, we look at the most common delaying tactics used by customers, and how you can overcome these late payment excuses.

  • Raising finance for your busienss through crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding for small and start-up businesses – the basics

    Raising business finance is difficult at the best of times but in today’s age of austerity banks, business angels and governments are tightening their belts, cutting off the supply of cash which is leaving start-ups…

  • How peer-to-peer lending offers start-ups and small businesses a new funding option

    If you need more finance to grow your business, there are a number of options to consider. You could turn to your own personal savings, ask family members for help, get a bank loan, issue…

  • What is “gearing” and how can you make it work for your business?

    When people talk about ‘gearing’ in a business, they are usually referring to one of two types; Financial gearing Operational gearing Here’s a guide to what gearing is, and how you can use it to…