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Lockdown 3.0 January Update

Lockdown 3.0 Update January 2021 We promised you an update for 2021, as we adapt to yet another national lockdown. With much of the country isolating and homeschooling well and truly underway, we want to reassure businesses that we are still available to help you with various services. Any Changes to Government Schemes? There's not [...]

2nd Lockdown Lending Options

Lockdown 2.0 Update December 2020 We promised you an update before everything starts to reopen after lockdown 2.0 and the tier system is reintroduced. In what has already been an extremely tough year, we want to reassure businesses that we are readily available to help you with various services. Government Loans There are government loans [...]

What Types of Business Finance Can I Access?

In these difficult times, many businesses are looking carefully at their financing options. Whether that's to stay afloat, or to reposition, relaunch and to grow, finance is essential for success. But what types of funding are there? Here are some of the main types to understand: Equity finance This can be offered by large companies [...]

Companies Which Have Enjoyed Success in Lockdown

There's no doubt that a shocking number of businesses have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 lockdowns - and many will simply never recover. But even amidst the stress and worry that business owners are facing as they attempt to look to the future, some entrepreneurs are finding that success can still be found - [...]

2nd Lockdown Lending Options

Lockdown 2.0 Update November 2020 Furlough Scheme It’s fantastic that the furlough scheme is fantastic being kept on until 31st March 2021. There could have been a lot of businesses in trouble in regards to keeping and retaining staff if that hadn't been extended. Bounce Back Loans There is a possibility now that an existing [...]

Coach Firms Call on Government Support During Crisis

Coach operators have warned the government that they risk financial collapse if they are not given urgent support, with passenger numbers and bookings plummeting during the pandemic. Many coach and bus firms are paying heavily for finance deals on vehicles that are sitting idle. Some worried bosses have said that their fleet will be repossessed [...]

Why some businesses are struggling to access bounce back loans?

Businesses which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic have reported challenges in accessing the government's bounce back loans. Bounce back loans were made available to small businesses by the Chancellor, so that affected businesses could borrow sums of up to £50,000 over a nine-year period, and at preferential rates. Each loan was 100% [...]

Amazon Will Let Customers Pay With Their Hands!

It seems hard to imagine that the first iPhone was only released in 2007. Today's technological advances are primed to change the way that we shop, live and do business in the same way as smartphones did when they first came onto the scene. Amazon is already well-known for changing the game, and it has [...]

How to Attract Customers Back After Lockdown

Although local lockdowns are now in place across parts of the UK, businesses are already planning hard for the future and concentrating on how they can win back customers after restrictions end. So what strategies can you employ to encourage customers back to your business in these challenging times? Depending on your business and industry, [...]