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So this is what Brexit looks like?

Brexit article

It is now 2 months since the historic Brexit vote and, whilst the UK has not yet started the formalities of exiting the EU, there is a growing awareness that we are living in post-Brexit days.

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To franchise or not to franchise – that is the question!

Posters pros and cons

Many small businesses in the UK either start out as a franchise or invest in a franchise along the way. The following facts about franchising may surprise you

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Lost in translation?!

Businessman confused

Don’t you ever wish that the financial landscape could be a little, well, easier to understand? There are so many products to look at, and it can be difficult to compare like with like.

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Are your finances in freefall?!

Businessman falling from gap of cliff.

according to IPSE is very badly handled by freelancers and other self-employed people is finances! Some freelancers and small businesses are not very disciplined about invoicing.

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Keep calm – and stay in business

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We were interested to read the results of recent research by Hitachi Capital Finance, which analysed data from its small business customers. It revealed how much stress small business owners are under, and outlined some of the reasons for this.

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Small businesses fit for royalty!

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Parliament is once again officially open for business and the latest Queen’s Speech has outlined the priorities of the government for the coming session. But what are the plans for small businesses?

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Just pop into the branch

FBL Blog Branch

Do you sometimes wonder if banks are on the same planet as the rest of us?! Small business owners work every hour they can and yet when they need to do essential banking that requires a visit to a branch the hours are usually 9:00-17:00! Yet recent research by Funding Xchange has found that 42% […]

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Can’t pay won’t pay?

difference invoices

If you are a small business owner you will be only too aware of the impact of unpaid invoices. If a payment is late it adversely affects your cashflow and therefore small business funding. The worst case scenario is that a vulnerable business could go under if its creditors do not pay when payment is […]

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Brexit – Part 2

In our last article we explored opinions on both sides of the Brexit camp over the five key areas of: The UK Economy; Trading Opportunities; The UK job market; Job Opportunities in Europe; The Impact on Large Businesses. In this article we return to the main area of concern to us at Fair Business Loans; […]

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The business of numbers

Financial data and eyeglasses

“Lies, damned lies, and statistics“, a quote attributed to Mark Twain, pretty much sums up the view of many people about statistics. We can become cynical about the persuasive use of numbers, because it can seem that they are just spinned different ways to support whichever point of view is being presented at the time. […]

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