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Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

Date: 6 December 2019

By: Fiona Prior

Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Date: 4 December 2019

By: BananaPrint

Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Date: 4 December 2019

By: Philip Piletic

An entrepreneur is shocked and upset after finding out her business loan application was rejected.
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Why business loan applications get denied - and how to fix it

There may be more funding options out there these days - but it can still be challenging to get a business loan. What to do if you get turned down.

Date: 3 December 2019 By: Tiffany Wagner

A happy business owner after a meeting with his bank manager.
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Choosing a business bank account for your start-up

You don’t have to get a business bank account when you start up - but the features on offer could make it worthwhile. Choosing the best provider.

Date: 28 November 2019 By: Osome

A businesswoman looks at her computer in disbelief, realising she’s paying for unnecessary software.
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How much are you spending on unnecessary software?

The average office computer has more than £200 of unnecessary software installed on it. Five free solutions that could do the job just as well.

Date: 29 October 2019 By: Tom Welbourne, The Good Marketer

A happy female entrepreneur celebrates as she gets accepted for a small business loan
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How to get accepted for a small business loan

Applying for a small business loan can be tricky - and success is never guaranteed. Read these tips to increase your chances of getting approved.

Date: 19 August 2019 By: Tiffany Wagner

A car salesman hands over the keys to a new car
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Car finance: four crucial questions to ask

Getting to grips with car finance needn't be difficult. Ask yourself these questions to narrow down your options and find the right choice for you.

Date: 28 June 2019 By:

Young plant growing on pile of coins next to shopping trolley to illustrate a start up
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How to fund a new business start-up

If your own savings are insufficient to fund your business start up, consider these sources of external funding

Date: 9 April 2019 By: iConquer

A business man talks on the phone whilst travelling on a train to a meeting
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How to keep a lid on business travel costs

Business travel is an inevitable part of business from client and supplier meetings to searching for premises. These tips will help keep costs down.

Date: 8 April 2019 By: Victoria Harrison

A stressed entrepreneur manually balances his books with a spreadsheet, invoices and calculator.
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Why your ecommerce business needs automated invoicing

Invoicing is one major area you need to get right in any business - and managing it manually can be tricky. The benefits of an automated solution.

Date: 3 April 2019 By: Victoria Harrison

A business owner saves money and puts coins away in a jar while calculating the best loan rates.
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Loans and transfers - don't pay more than you need to

Reducing how much you pay for corporate credit and international money transfers could save your business a fortune. How to be financially savvy.

Date: 11 March 2019 By: Jamshaid Choudhary

Choosing the best business bank account
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Choosing the best business bank account

With so many options to choose from, searching for the right business bank account can be time-consuming. The important factors to look out for.

Date: 17 January 2019 By: John Ellmore

Get your finances in order in three simple steps
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Get your finances in order in three simple steps

The struggle to maintain a steady cash flow is undeniably real, even in stable political times. Three tips to help you control your business finances.

Date: 19 November 2018 By: Soldo

Overcome your business finance challenges
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Overcome your business finance challenges

In uncertain times, it's good to know your business has options if you hit a sticky cash flow situation. Four funding solutions to consider.

Date: 26 October 2018 By: Funding Options

How to get accepted for a start-up loan
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How to get accepted for a start-up loan

Starting up is exciting - and expensive - but loans can be hard to secure with no trading history. Three essential steps to boost your chances.

Date: 25 September 2018 By: Mian Azhar

Financing your new business: equity or loan?
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Financing your new business: equity or loan?

Take on a business loan or sell shares in your start-up? The pros and cons of each funding method, and how to maximise your chances of success.

Date: 3 September 2018 By: Victoria Harrison

Three start-up funding mistakes to avoid
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Three start-up funding mistakes to avoid

Not doing your sums, picking the wrong loan and trying to go it alone - three key mistakes start-ups make with their funding, and what to do instead.

Date: 10 August 2018 By: Nationwide Corporate Finance

Start-up funding - it could be you
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Start-up funding - it could be you

Investment could be the key to getting your new venture on its feet. This infographic shows where government start-up spending went in 2017.

Date: 28 June 2018 By: Rachael Matthews

The three key features of a business start-up loan
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The three key features of a business start-up loan

If you have a viable business plan, a start-up loan could help you get your idea off the ground. But what should you look for in a loan?

Date: 21 March 2018 By: