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Finance for nurseries

Commercial Finance for Childcare Nurseries

It is well publicised that the cost of childcare is difficult for many families, and that the cost of providing childcare is rising and many nurseries are struggling. With both sides feeling the pinch, many childcare nurseries are aiming to keep pricing competitive and affordable, while also meeting their costs, and for commercial nurseries making a profit. Commercial finance can be a valuable tool to help support a nursery to… Read More »Commercial Finance for Childcare Nurseries

Fitness industry commercial finance

Commercial Finance for the Fitness Industry

Health and fitness is big business, with most towns and cities in the UK having a number of large chain gyms and fitness centres, as well as local authority run options and smaller independent offerings. In fact, in 2022 the industry was worth an estimated £1.7bn to the UK economy. However, just like other businesses Covid-19 had a major impact on the sector with prolonged forced closures. Likewise, costly gym… Read More »Commercial Finance for the Fitness Industry

Rising interest rates

How Rising Interest Rates Might Impact Your Business 

Many businesses were hoping that the economic climate would settle following a few turbulent years during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it seems that the UK economy is set for a prolonged period of difficulty. In a bid to halt rising inflation, the Bank of England has increased interest rates consistently over the past 18 months, with an ongoing threat of further rises over the coming months. We look at how… Read More »How Rising Interest Rates Might Impact Your Business 

Commercial Finance For Hospitality 

It is fair to say that the hospitality industry has had a very difficult time recently. With prolonged closures during the Covid-19 pandemic, increasing costs, and the cost-of-living crisis hotels, pubs, restaurants, and cafes have been hit hard. If you are a hotel manager, pub landlord, restaurant, or café owner you may be wondering how you will continue to trade during the coming months let alone thrive. Commercial finance could… Read More »Commercial Finance For Hospitality 

Commercial Finance in 23/24

Commercial Finance Heading Into 2023/24

As the end of another financial year in business approaches, 2022/23 has been a tough year for many. Following on from the pandemic there appears to be no end in sight for businesses struggling to remain viable. What happened in 22/23 to cause the difficulties and how can we expect the 23/24 financial year to evolve? We delve deeper and explore how commercial finance will be integral to supporting the… Read More »Commercial Finance Heading Into 2023/24

Start Up Business Finance

Start-Up Business Finance

Thinking of setting-up a new business? But wondering how you will finance such a venture? This article will look at the different options for start-up business finance. Depending on the nature of the business, getting started can be costly, and is a limiting factor for many entrepreneurs. However, there are options for financing all types of new business. Of course, the information below is a great starting point for information… Read More »Start-Up Business Finance

Business vehicle leasing

Everything You Need To Know About Business Vehicle Leasing

Many businesses large and small require vehicles. In this article we will consider financing the purchase of cars and vans that may be required for business use. Whether one or multiple company cars or vans, how to finance the purchase of essential vehicles is an important decision. We will briefly look at all the options for purchasing company vehicles, before focusing on leasing, what it is, the pros and cons,… Read More »Everything You Need To Know About Business Vehicle Leasing

Finance for opening a shop

Commercial Finance for Opening A Shop

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many people were furloughed, and used the time away from their usual workplace to explore starting their own business. Small businesses often based around crafts or baking have popped up around the United Kingdom; those that have been most successful have continued beyond lockdown with people even choosing to give up their former jobs to concentrate on running their new business. Some people have been… Read More »Commercial Finance for Opening A Shop

merchant cash advances

Merchant Cash Advances Explained

Small and medium size businesses are often looking for different ways to increase cashflow and support growth. One little known finance option is a merchant cash advance. But what are merchant cash advances and what type of businesses are they suited to? Keep reading to find out the answer to these questions as well as the pros and cons of merchant cash advances and how to apply for one.  What… Read More »Merchant Cash Advances Explained

Finance for small construction companies

Finance for small construction companies

Without doubt one of the hardest hit industries in recent years has been the construction industry; each month construction companies of all sizes are collapsing. There has obviously been the Covid-19 pandemic that forced construction sites to completely shut down for several months; however, problems around the globe including other countries reactions to Coronavirus, Brexit, a blockage of the Suez Canal, and now the war in Ukraine are all having… Read More »Finance for small construction companies