Back in 2012, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reported that SMEs were struggling to raise the money they needed to expand. At the time, it found that 42% of SMEs who applied for a loan..
Scalability. It’s the age-old problem small businesses face. You’ve established yourself in the market, built a customer base and identified new opportunities – but need to invest to capitalise on..
In 2006 Clive Humby, the architect of Tesco’s Clubcard loyalty scheme, coined the phrase “Data is the new oil”. He recognised the commercial advantage that smart businesses could enjoy by..
In the immediate aftermath of June’s referendum, it was obvious that many UK organisations and institutions had been “caught napping”. Believing that, albeit by a narrow margin the majority of the..
As the UK economy slowly recovers from the worst recession in a generation, several businesses have emerged with a distinct distaste for the complexities of high-street bank loans and are..
The Government’s British Business Bank (BBB) has published its first comprehensive analysis of the state of the UK's small business finance market.