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Technology: blessing or curse for small businesses?

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It’s a sad fact that many small businesses do not use technology to its full advantage. In fact some seem to almost be afraid of it. Recent research by CNBC indicated that almost half of small businesses don’t have a business website, and not all of those who do actually use it to communicate news […]

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Are you on the register?

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So, your business is up and running and things are going well. It can be tempting to focus on the everyday nuts and bolts of the business and leave some of the administrative side of things for later – when you have more time. But like the old proverb says, “tomorrow never comes”. There will […]

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Creative ways to finance business expansion

In our recent blog What difference has Brexit made so far? we looked at the different ways in which Brexit is already impacting the UK economy. In that article we also confirmed the commitment of Fair Business Loans to support small businesses during these uncertain times; a commitment that has earmarked £2m of funding for […]

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Open Banking

Some good news for small businesses: the tide is turning in terms of banking. From early 2018, the concept of open banking will become a reality in the UK. What is open banking? It is the requirement for banks to provide open platforms that make customer data available to third parties in the form of […]

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