A loan in a crowd

Being a small business looking for finance can feel like wandering through the desert searching for an oasis. You might find it, but there are no guarantees and it feels a bit desperate. Bank business loan advertisements appear like mirages: you go to fill out the...

SMEs: How to market your business on a budget

It’s a tough time for small business owners, but while it might feel like a to do list is getting out of hand but you should always try to make time for marketing. It will come as no surprise that small business owners have to juggle multiple roles but it’s all too...

Start-ups minding the UK-US venture gap

A yawning “performance gap” between British and US venture capital investment is beginning to grow again, leaving innovative UK start-ups starved of funds. UK venture capital returns continue to lag those of US funds, and the “investment gap is widening rather than...