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Funding For Sole Traders

Going it alone in business can be the best feeling in the world; you are your own boss, master of your own destiny and in control of everything – including the finances. As a sole trader, you have to wear many hats and quickly need to become an accountant, an HR professional, marketer and director, […]


The Sole Trader’s Guide to Tax

If you’re thinking of going it alone in business, one of the key things to get your head around is the world of tax. Being a sole trader means you run your own business and are therefore self-employed. Being a sole trader means registering for Self Assessment and filing a tax return every year. You […]


A Complete Guide to Unsecured Business Loans

You might have come across the terms ‘secured’ and ‘unsecured’ when hearing about business loans. Which option you choose will depend largely on your business, your circumstances, eligibility, what you need the money for and your long-term plans. The fundamental difference between the two is that a secured business loan requires you to put tangible […]


When is a Good Time to Find Business Finance?

If you ask around, you’ll find that some element of external finance now forms a key part of many business strategies, and if used correctly, it could even mean the difference between failure and success. Yet for some business owners, seeking funding for their business can still seem like a rather big and daunting step, […]



Refinancing Your Business: How To Use It To Your Benefit

Business finance comes in all shapes and sizes, and while this can make it a tricky area to navigate, you can also use it to your advantage. Refinancing involves either consolidating debts, or raising cash using the assets in your business. In this article, we’ll have a look at these two main areas of refinancing […]


Help, I Need External Funding! Emergency Business Finance Explained

Imagine this: a bakery discovers one of its ovens is broken. This certainly means reduced production, and therefore less revenue, and it could quickly put the business at risk if it can’t be replaced soon. But not every business has enough money sitting aside to buy new machinery outright, and in emergencies like this you […]


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