2015 is still quite new and this means the inevitable flood of new TV series. One such is The Fixer, featuring Alex Polizzi, the “champion of small businesses”. The programme features a different small business each week that is in some way struggling. It is up to Alex to find fixes for a variety of critical issues that could potentially kill a small business, and she reminds us that as many as 1 in 3 businesses fail in their first three years.
Many of the business featured in The Fixer simply find that they have to adapt to survive. Perhaps they have to start doing things differently, and at times they may not like to hear this - as shown on this clip from a recent episode about a tea room called The Singing Kettle.
How is your business doing? Perhaps there are issues that you are struggling with and need a little help? In which case you may be interested in our regular series of Lets Do Business Together events, which focus on different issues facing small businesses and provide the chance to both network and to discuss potential solutions to these challenges with experts in the field. Our small business loan clientele has included businesses that have faced some of the issues spotted in this programme, so we would be happy to offer support to those in similar positions.
If you are in the position where you know the direction you would like your business to take during 2015 but need additional funding for small business to move forward, then why not get in touch with us to see how we may be able to help? Our passion at Fair Business Loans is to offer small business loans from £2,000 to £20,000 to entrepreneurs - particularly those unable to access mainstream finance for their businesses.
In the introduction to The Singing Kettle episode of The Fixer, Alex Polizzi is heard to say that people often start up small businesses thinking it will be an easier life and a better work-life balance. She then refutes this, saying that - certainly in the early days - anyone running a small business is likely to work all the time and never have any money! If you are finding this to be your experience then do get in touch with us to see how we might be able to help.