Consumer trends

Consumer trends affecting your business

Understanding your customer is key for any business. In our today’s fast moving world, their habits, concerns and motivations can move quickly, which can make a big difference to your bottom line. Now more than ever it’s important to adapt. To give you a helping hand, here’s some of the key consumer trends that can […]

Business that runs itself

How to build a business that runs itself

Could you take a six month holiday from your business? Would you be confident to leave it even for two weeks? Don’t worry if the answer is no, you’re not alone. However, you can change the way your business works to make it self-reliant. Imagine a world where you could come back from a break […]

Social media

Grow your business with social media

With an estimated 2.3 billion users worldwide, social media provides huge opportunities to grow your customer base and build powerful relationships. According to Time magazine, 81% of consumers would have more faith in a company if they use social media, and millennials (those born from the early 80s to early 2000s) will be more likely […]

Business Banking Switch

Get ready for the Business Banking Switch

Very rarely would any business tell their customers to pack up and head on over to their competition. However, that is exactly what two of the UK’s biggest banks are doing. If you’re a business customer of RBS or Natwest, you may have already been told that you’ll be affected. Although this will mean extra […]

Project management

Project management guide

Whether you’re working on a two week scheme or a year long transformation, successful project management can make a huge difference to your business. Delivery on your goals, efficient use of time and money, a happy team and a job well done – they can all be yours when a project is run smoothly. To […]

Budget

What the budget means for you

In his 2018 Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond provided a number of announcements relevant to small businesses, including increased support for the UK’s High streets. Below we take a look at what the budget could mean for your business. Help for the high street The Chancellor announced a variety of measures aimed at giving short […]

ChristmasTree

A Small Business Christmas Carol

To celebrate the hard work small businesses do all year round, this year we’ve presented our very own Christmas Carol. Check out our infographic below on the past, present and future of small businesses, then read on to find out more details in our blog articles. Read on to find out more about the past, […]

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 […]

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 […]