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What is corporate tax?

In the UK, corporate or corporation tax is paid by all UK limited companies and other corporations and groups that make a profit in the UK. The amount each company pays depends on the annual turnover less their expenses. We explore corporation tax and how to pay it, in our latest blog here.

22 Sept 2021

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A guide to private equity funds

Private equity is an alternative form of private financing outside of the public markets, where funds and investors directly invest in companies or are involved in buyouts of companies. Usually, the investment funds are made to established businesses or more traditional industries in exchange for equity, or percentage of ownership. We explore private equity as a finance option and why so many businesses choose this kind of capital.

21 Sept 2021

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Business loans for women — what to prepare and how to apply test

The number of female-owned businesses is on the rise. In fact, according to an analysis of 1.4 million small businesses, there was a 31 per cent surge in companies with women at the helm in 2019 (male-led companies rose by 21 per cent).

20 Sept 2021

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5 ways to manage your cash flow

From making sure your cash flow forecast is up-to-date to considering business finance, there are lots of things you can do to manage your company’s cash flow effectively. Good cash flow management can help your business become more resilient and grow.

19 Sept 2021

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What is the interest rate on a working capital loan?

Working capital finance facilities are designed to help businesses improve their working capital and encourage growth but just like other loans, there can be varying interest rates associated with these types of loans. We explore interest rates and why working capital is a great business loan option to consider.

16 Sept 2021

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Why asset management is important?

Keeping on top of how many assets a business has is key to the ongoing success of a business. Knowing how many assets a business maximises the value and delivers the best results for stakeholders, as well as helps save time and money. We explore why asset management is important for businesses.

15 Sept 2021

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What is cash flow forecast?

A cash flow forecast is a way for a business to estimate the flow of cash in and out of their business over a certain period of time. The forecast acts as a plan for businesses to understand how much they can expect to receive and payout over the set period.

14 Sept 2021

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Understanding the current assets on your balance sheet

As a business owner, it’s always helpful to understand your current financial status and if you have physical assets. If so, it's important to know how many are currently on your balance sheet - or your books. We explore understanding balance sheets and why it’s good to know your financial position when running a business.

6 Sept 2021

Education

What documents do I need when applying for a business loan?

Applying for a business loan does take a little admin time but once you’ve got the right documents in place, your application should be processed fairly quickly. We explore what documents you’ll need to have at hand when applying for a business loan.

2 Sept 2021

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