The Rise of B Corps

The Rise of B Corps

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), delivering social and environmental impact is in our DNA. But how many other organisations can safely say they that they too are proactively supporting these causes? Research shows that consumer behaviour is...
Top Tips on Applying for Start Up Finance

Top Tips on Applying for Start Up Finance

Whether you are only just considering turning your amazing idea into a start-up business, or have already begun the process, the reality is that you may need to raise some external finance to take your venture to the next level. The loan application process can be...
Is Your Business Ready for an Upturn?

Is Your Business Ready for an Upturn?

Many small businesses are right now focused on surviving the economic downturn, but what are the key considerations in taking advantage of an upturn when it comes? It is, perhaps, surprising to learn that having battled through the downturn, those same businesses can...
Confronting the Stigma Around Business Lending

Confronting the Stigma Around Business Lending

When you think of business loans what is your natural reaction? For many, the term ‘loan’ brings up negative connotations. Many people believe that to succumb to lending means that you are not doing well financially, however, this outlook in the world of business is...
Protecting Liquidity with a Cash Culture

Protecting Liquidity with a Cash Culture

The obvious answer during a recovery is for businesses to focus on growing the top line, cutting costs, and exploring strategic options such as selling parts of the business or entering new markets. We saw this behaviour during the Global Financial Crisis and in the...
Do I Need Business Finance?

Do I Need Business Finance?

As the country descends into the first recession for 11 years, it’s only sensible for business owners to consider the future challenges and opportunities they may be presented with. Deadlines for the government Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”)...