Business banking

  • Reaching your goals – values

    No two individuals share the same set of values. As Grace du Prie explains, identifying what matters most to you is essential in order to know where to head to and how to go about getting there.

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  • The ultimate guide to using social media to increase your website traffic - the tools

    Here it is, Lara Haslam unveils the ultimate guide to using social media to increase your website traffic. Simple, practical, actionable steps for you to implement in your every day business routines.

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  • Look before you leap (or how to choose the right accounting software)

    If you are trying to find an accounting software that suits your business needs, you’d best arm yourself with a lot of patience. To assist you in this daunting process, Colin Atkinson has some helpful suggestions.

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  • Three ways to save on your merchant fees

    Merchant fees are a costly part of many small businesses’ budgets. Jessica Sanders proposes three ways to help you take the pricing into your own hands and make credit card transactions cost effective for your business.

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  • Three life-saving credit card tips for small businesses

    Starting a business can be a very expensive affair. Before trying to cover all expenses with your credit card, however, it's best to choose wisely and make sure you are handling your credit appropriately. Stella Walker offers three key life-savers when it comes to handling your business’ credit card.

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  • Tips to secure a small business loan

    Are you starting a business or looking to expand and need to apply for a small business loan from a bank? Regardless of which type of finance you use, there are few areas the bank will check before they lend you the money.

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  • Funding your small business with equity or debt - How is that possible?

    Starting is never easy, and neither is finding the funds to carry you through the initial investment-heavy period of your small business. Sometimes it pays to think outside the square. Alden Brooks offers a number of alternative funding options for your start-up.

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  • Starting small 2 - Love money and alternative income streams

    The second instalment of Nkem Mpamah’s two part series " Starting small - The number one startup busines principle" introduces you to some alternative startup income options you can resort to if or when the bank says no to you business proposal.

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  • What to do when the bank says 'no'

    In this article you will find some useful financing alternatives to help you raise funds for your big idea after the bank says 'no.'

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  • Better than plastic: Unsecured business lines of credit

    Are you using credit cards as a form of additional funding for your small business? Carol Tice discusses why this may not be the best way and introduces unsecured business lines of credit as alternative sources to finance your small business.

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  • How to get paid on time

    Charles Orton-Jones offers a number of insightful suggestions to help small business owners guarantee prompt payment without having to resort to the unpleasant task of having to chase their clients.

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  • Creating a profit and loss statement

    Looking after your business's finances is vital. Karen Klein offers advice on how to create profit and loss statement for your business.

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  • Choosing the right business broker

    Selling your small business can be a confusing and difficult process. This article offers some useful tips to help you find the right business broker to assist you in getting buyers for your business at the price you want.

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