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Alternative business finance options for your clients

Although some of your clients might struggle to get a loan from their business bank, there are a wealth of alternative options to choose from. Some even offer greater flexibility when it comes to guarantees and repayment terms.

18 Nov 2022

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Recap: How to cement yourself as the trusted advisor to your clients amid an economic downturn and an ever-changing SME lending landscape

How to become a the trusted advisor to your clients

On 21 September 2022, our Head of Commercial, Thomas Boyd hosted a live discussion in conjunction with the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) to discuss the role of Advisor to SMEs as they navigate their business through the economic downturn. The panellists also discussed how business advisors can utilise technology to help their clients prepare, scale and grow their business.

14 Oct 2022

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21% of SMEs say their accountant is their go-to resource for business finance

Here's how you, too, can ensure you’re the one they’ll turn to to help them navigate the often fractured SME lending landscape.

4 Oct 2022

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Helping your clients plan for growth next year

January is always a hectic month. So, why not give your clients a kickstart today by preparing them for growth in 2022? Establishing goals with your clients now will provide them with the vision and motivation they need to move forward with confidence.

12 Dec 2021

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Automate compliance so you can focus on profitable advisory work

How does your accountancy firm differentiate itself from the competition? Most firms agree that accounting services fall into three main levels: compliance, performance and advisory.

22 Nov 2021

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Complete guide to finances & funding for small businesses

Applying for business funding can be an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming, step in the business journey for any entrepreneur or business founder. Whether it’s government grant schemes or [business loans](, there are a lot of options out there in the lending market, and knowing how to navigate the options (and when) to access them is crucial for any SME.

6 Oct 2021

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Supply chain pressures: is it time to onshore, reshore or explore China Plus One?

As traditional trade routes become more unstable, ties with the manufacturing giant China become more unsettled and the pandemic continues to hammer global supply chains, reshoring has shot up the agenda. Sanjay Vallabh, founder of Vallabh Associates Ltd. joins our Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd, to look at how businesses who want to diversify away from this position and make their supply chains more resilient.

4 Oct 2021

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 Build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition webinar

Build a digital future by funding your advisory proposition

On the 27 September 2021, our Head of Advisory Thomas Boyd and Advisory Partnership Manager Steve Whelan hosted a webinar in partnership with the IFA to discuss how accountants, business consultants and practitioners could build a digital future by adding funding to your advisory proposition.

28 Sept 2021

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How to manage your clients’ cash flow with funding

Managing cash flow is critical for the survival and success of any company. But the disruption caused by Covid-19 and Brexit has made it all the more difficult for many businesses to maintain a positive cash flow. In this post, we’ll run through how you can help manage your clients’ cash flow by leveraging flexible business finance.

17 Aug 2021

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