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5 Things never to ignore with your business bank account
Bank Accounts: 5 Things never to ignore with your business bank account

Business banking is not everyone's idea of fun but as the business owner you have no choice but to be hot on the transactions in your accounts.

Accepting Card Payments (without a contract)
Card Payments: Accepting Card Payments (without a contract)

Chip and PIN machines are losing their grip in the payments industry, thanks to mobile payments gaining momentum and promising to make daily transactions much quicker and more convenient.

Managing Cash Flow for Small Businesses
Cashflow: Managing Cash Flow for Small Businesses

Controlling your cashflow is vital, particularly in the early stages of your new business

What is a Commercial Guarantee?
Commercial Guarantee: What is a Commercial Guarantee?

A commercial guarantee is a promise to ensure that a third party either: (i) fulfils its obligations; and/or (ii) a promise to fulfil those obligations should the third party fail. It is a contractual commitment that creates a secondary obligation to support a primary obligation such as repayment of a loan.

Tips on Financing a New UK Business
Finance: Tips on Financing a New UK Business

With the current economy in a tailspin, friends and family may think that you are taking a terrible risk by planning to start a new business. However, your venture does not have to be as dangerous if you take the necessary steps to secure financing for your business.

Raising finance for your small business
Funding: Raising finance for your small business

New start ups are rising and looking for funding but will the banks help?

Grants for small business and new business start ups
Funding: Grants for small business and new business start ups

How to find out if there are any grants available for your business.

Sources of finance
Funding: Sources of finance

"Money is the root of all evil", "money brings the worst in people", "money makes the world go round" - and it is usually at the heart of any business success or failure.

Equity or Debt?
Funding: Equity or Debt?

You may be thinking of starting your own business or you may already be the proud owner of a young trading business. This article takes a look at some of the psychological and emotional factors behind deciding whether to go the equity or debt route if you need funding to get the business off the ground or to progress it.

Do You Have Enough Capital?
Funding: Do You Have Enough Capital?

If there's one factor that's more important than any other in growing a business, it is surely access to enough cash.

What Are Business Angels?
Funding: What Are Business Angels?

One way of raising finance for your business is to look for a business angel.

Tips on Financing a New UK Business
Funding: Tips on Financing a New UK Business

The statistics are not pleasant - four out of five businesses that are started in the UK fail. With the current economy in a tailspin, friends and family may think that you are taking a terrible risk by planning to start a new business. However, your venture does not have to be as dangerous if you take the necessary steps to secure financing for your business.

3 Ways To Start Your Business Without Going Into Debt
Funding: 3 Ways To Start Your Business Without Going Into Debt

Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn't have to put you into massive debt or require you to take on investors (which is really just another word for debt!).

When should I start raising money?
Funding: When should I start raising money?

This is amongst the most common questions I get asked. A young entrepreneur approached me with this exact question at a recent event where I was a speaking. My response to her was, as always "now"! As an entrepreneur it's easy to get confused by all the conflicting advice that is out there.

To lease or not to lease that is the question
Leasing: To lease or not to lease that is the question

Car purchase versus leasing. Over the past ten years there has been a dramatic rise in the amount of businesses and individuals leasing cars. In fact nearly one in three new vehicles are leased.