Five funding options to replace a removed bank overdraft

Business finance: Options are available beyond the traditional banking routes

Business finance: Options are available beyond the traditional banking routes

Business overdrafts are being withdrawn at an alarming rate: but it need not be the end of the road, as Conrad Ford explains

Five reasons banks use to reject applications for commercial mortgages

Banks regularly turndown businesses seeking a commercial loan

When most commercial borrowers apply for commercial mortgages and banks reject their application, they feel confused and lost because banks don’t bother to explain why they have turned it down.

Self employed? How to avoid going bankrupt if your business is failing

Nobody enters the world of self-employment with anything more than an optimistic, hopeful outlook. The problem is that things don’t always go quite as rosy

Soft factors: The next big thing in private equity

Soft factors: Are they the new guide for private equity?

New research shows that investors need to pay more attention to soft factors if they want to be successful in the future – growth businesses are well-advised to prepare for greater organisational scrutiny

Driving growth through employee engagement

You will often hear experts says that good people make a business: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we explore what that really means for SMEs.

Why a business plan is for the lifecycle – not just for start-ups

Business plan: Do you ensure yours is always relevant?

Creating and maintaining an effective business plan may seem like simple stuff, but there are still those who don't update them effectively and run into problems: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we look at how you can get it right.

Pulling the right strings – a guide to SME finance

The SME financing space is now in full-blooded recovery following the recession: but with more options than ever before how can you ensure you pick the right route?

Show SME the money: Are you aware of your funding options?

SME funding: Do you know your options?

For all the talk of SMEs being the engine room of the UK economy, getting funding is still not as easy as some would like: so how can you ensure you know all of your options to give you the best chance of success?

What are the next big trends in fintech?

Martin Campbell, MD at fintech startup Ormsby Street, fresh from FinovateFall 2015, reveals what might be coming to the UK from the US

Venture funding: what are the legal requirements?

Legal money: Are you aware of the rules around venture funding?

Venture capital has driven millions of businesses on through the years: but are entrepreneurs looking to have their enterprise added to that list aware of all the legal hurdles?

The continued evolution of crowdfunding and its place in UK equity finance

As Crowdcube announces a historic landmark it's clear crowdfunding is reaching new heights: so how has it evolved and what is the effect on the wider equity landscape?

What are US VCs really looking for from European start-ups?

Increasingly there are signs that US VCs are looking across the pond to splash the cash: so how can European start-ups make sure it's they who catch our deep-pocketed American cousins' eye?

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