June 2013

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    Spot Factoring Is Often Perceived As The Cheapest Option

    We have just had an interesting case which highlights a number of cases that we have seen and heard about from other parties within the industry. Spot factoring has risen in popularity recently and there have been a number of entrants to the market offering spot factoring which allows the client to determine which invoices to receive funding against in a transactional, selective way. Often these...

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    87% Are Not Swayed By Celebrity Endorsements

    We have conducted a lot of market research into online web related buying habits in order to improve our own.Another statistic from our market research survey of 100 SME businesses. We asked them if they thought that businesses were more likely to buy from companies that had celebrity endorsements on their website. 87% said they would not be more likely leaving just 13% that would be more likely...

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    Full List Of Advice For New Start Up Businesses From Business Owners

    This is the complete list of advice for new start up businesses, from business owners based on our survey of 100 new #startup businesses:...

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    4 More Pieces Of Advice From Business Owners For New Start Up Businesses

    Below are 4 more pieces of advice from our #startups market research survey, from business owners for people starting their own new start up businesses. These follow on from the top 3 pieces of advice published previously:The remainder of the results from the start ups survey will follow soon....

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    Top 3 Pieces Of Advice From Business Owners For New Start Ups

    As part of our #startups survey we asked 100 new start up businesses: "If you could give someone starting a new business one piece of advice what would it be?".The top 3 pieces of advice for new start ups, from business owners, were as follows:I will publish the remainder of the advice for new start ups from business owners shortly....

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    Business Growth & Alternative Funding Discussion

    I was invited to this morning's round table debate "Big Opportunities for Business Growth", which which I attended.It was an interesting debate that encompassed:The essence of the discussion was that it is down to everyone to seek growth. Businesses for their own sakes but also the government to incentivise and encourage growth and a positive culture for business in general. There seemed to be a...

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    Roundtable Discussion

    I have been invited to attend a round table discussion regarding "Big Opportunities for Business Growth".I have also put forward the following question should there be time to address it:A POSSIBLE QUESTION FOR DEBATEOur recent survey of 100 businesses showed that:In previous of our surveys:Question:In view of the lack of access to funding that UK businesses continually report, how can the low...

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    We Found 92% Of Our Prospects The Funding They Wanted

    I have read recently a number of statistics about businesses being unable to access sufficient funding, for example:A range of between 31% and 77% being unable to access the funding that they needed depending on which survey you look at.We therefore reviewed the last 50 new prospects that we have dealt with in order to see how many we were able to find funding for.This is a far better performance...

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    Deal Completed - CHOCS For A Business Refused An Overdraft Extension

    We were recently able to help a small business that were looking to grow but had been refused an extension to their limited overdraft by their bank. The bank had recommended their own invoice financing division but we were asked to introduce them to some alternative invoice finance companies and we were able to find them a CHOCS facility that would provide the additional funding for growth.CHOCS...

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    Deal Completed - Factoring For A New Start Up

    Following our recently published market research regarding funding for start ups we have just completed a recourse #factoring deal for a new start up business.The start up factoring facility will fund the growth of this new business that is already projecting multi-million pound turnover in its first year....

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    Invoice Finance, Factoring & Invoice Discounting - All The Market Research Conclusions So Far

    Below is a summary list of the key invoice finance market research findings and conclusions following publication of our latest comprehensive invoice finance market research report which includes factoring, invoice finance & invoice discounting related market research findings.These are the additional findings from just this latest research report:...

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    New Invoice Finance Market Research Findings Summary Part 3 Published

    We have just published the third summary in the series of summaries from our Invoice Finance Market Research Programme which has continued over the last 3 years.This summary includes:...

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    Additional Support & Advice That New Start Up Businesses Want

    We asked 100 new start up businesses what additional support and advice would have helped them when they first started their business.Of the 32% of start ups that said they wanted more support and advice, this was what they asked for:...

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    New Starts Want More Support Advice & Help From Their Bank But Haven't Considered Invoice Finance

    32% of new start ups that we interviewed (from a sample of 100 new start businesses) said they would have liked more support and advice when they started their new business.Of those, nearly 41% said that they wanted more support from their bank.When we looked at the other answers from that 41%, all of them said that they were unable to raise enough finance when they first started and in all cases...

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    The Start Ups With Funding Restrictions Used Either Overdraft Or Family Money - Not Invoice Finance

    In our recent survey of 100 new start up businesses we found that 31% of our sample said that they couldn't raise all the funding that they wanted initially.74% of those start ups that couldn't raise enough funding initially were using bank overdraft whilst the remaining 26% were either using their own or family money. None of these respondents that were unable to raise enough funding were using...

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    Avoiding The Consequences Of Bank Overdraft Restrictions For Start Ups

    This is a further analysis of the consequences of bank overdraft restrictions on start up businesses.My previous article identified a group of 23 start ups within our sample of 100 start ups that had used bank overdraft to fund their new start business and had experienced restrictions.In all cases they said that the restrictions were because the "bank would not lend enough".The consequences of...

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    New Fast Growth & Trade Finance Market Research Surveys Planned

    I have just completed the questionnaires for two more finance related market research surveys, fast growing companies and importers.The first is a survey of fast growing businesses, focusing in how they fund their businesses, the use of invoice finance and any funding issues they have encountered.The second is a survey of importers with questions around their funding arrangements, trade finance...

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