Best apps for small businesses

Best apps for small businesses

Whether they’re saving you time, increasing your productivity, or making you more secure, installing amazing new business apps is the workplace equivalent of opening presents on Christmas day. Those “How did we manage before?” moments give everyone a lift, and mark another step forward in the evolution of your business. There are lots of fantastic […]

how business loans work

How business loans work

Business loans can be a fantastic way to get extra funding. They could help you grow, boost cash flow, hire staff and much more. However, as with any financial decision, it’s important to understand how they work and what to look out for. In our guide below we answer the key questions to help you […]

Modernise your business

7 ways to modernise your business

If you’re a business owner, spare time is a luxury you can rarely afford. Staying on top of the day-to-day demands is tricky enough, and researching the latest business trends probably won’t be high on the priority list. However, even small changes can make you more competitive, resilient or creative. To lend a hand, we […]

Economies of scale

Economies of scale for small businesses

You may have heard the term ‘economies of scale’ when talking about advantages enjoyed by larger business. But economies of scale can take different forms, and contrary to what you might think, it’s not just the big players that can benefit: small businesses can reap the rewards too. Here’s how you can get the most […]

Cash flow

A guide to cash flow

It’s an old business adage that cash flow is king. The lifeblood of any business, healthy cash flow allows things to run smoothly. Suppliers and staff are paid, contracts are delivered, stock is replenished, profits are earned. Its importance is backed up by stats too. Poor understanding and management of cash flow contributes to 82% […]

USP

How to win more customers with a USP

A USP is a Unique Selling Point – it’s what makes you stand out from your competition. It can be anything from higher quality, lower price, better customer service or locally sourced ingredients. All successful companies will possess a unique selling point and use it to attract and keep their customers. A clearly defined USP […]

Growing your business

Growing your business with finance

After taking the leap and going it alone, you’re now the master of an established business. Progressing through the business lifecycle, you have successfully negotiated the “survive” and “break even” stages. Now it’s time to look ahead. Growing your business is next on the list. As well as careful planning, it requires an investment of […]

Refer a friend to share £100 in Gift Cards

Enjoy lending through Funding Circle? Tell your friends about us to gain a little extra! Simply share your unique sign up link, and for every friend who goes on to lend £2,000 or more we’ll send you both a £50 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card. How it works Once your friend clicks the link they’ll be taken […]

Small businesses prefer to remain in the EU

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. To make your voices heard, we ask your views on key topics each quarter, and share your answers with journalists and policy makers. As negotiations between the UK and the EU reach a critical point, we asked small business owners how you would vote if the […]

Networking

Networking – how to get the most out of events

Building a network of contacts will open up doors for your business. Whether you’re looking to recruit, find new suppliers or win more business, networking events can be fantastic for making new connections. To help you get the most from your next event, we’ve put together our top tips below. Plan beforehand Attending countless events […]