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At Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions we want your company to be successful, which is why we launched our commercial finance blog to deliver relevant and informative news, guides and articles to help you start, run and grow your business.

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Governments small business support packages labelled confusing by 73%

29/10/2020 / Comments 0

Finance brokers “the unsung heroes when it comes to SME finance”

19/08/2020 / Comments 0

Lack of EU trade deal an enormous concern for UK businesses

Lack of EU trade deal an enormous concern for UK businesses

05/08/2020 / Comments 0

What to consider when choosing a new funding facility

What to consider when choosing a new funding facility

15/06/2020 / Comments 0

What are businesses doing to adapt to Covid-19

What are businesses doing to adapt to Covid-19

28/05/2020 / Comments 0

Sale and leaseback

How sale and leaseback is providing vital business funding

05/05/2020 / Comments 0

Why the CBILS is not businesses’ only option

Why the CBILS is not businesses’ only option

29/04/2020 / Comments 0

Advantages of Sale and Leaseback

Advantages of sale and leaseback

30/03/2020 / Comments 0

Check your eligibility for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Check your eligibility for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

27/03/2020 / Comments 0

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Is my business eligible for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme?

23/03/2020 / Comments 0

Government extends support to businesses affected by COVID-19

Government extends support to businesses affected by COVID-19

18/03/2020 / Comments 0

Funding support increases to help businesses overcome coronavirus shocks

Funding support increases to help firms overcome coronavirus shocks

13/03/2020 / Comments 0

Budget 2020

New loan scheme one of several business-friendly initiatives in Budget

11/03/2020 / Comments 0

What small business owners really want for Christmas

What business owners REALLY want for Christmas

09/12/2019 / Comments 0

Unhealthy staff cost employers a month of productivity

Unhealthy staff cost employers a month of productivity

27/11/2019 / Comments 0

Black Friday: What British businesses need to know

05/11/2019 / Comments 0

When might a business need to raise external funding

When might a business need to raise external funding?

14/10/2019 / Comments 0

SME Funding Gap

Is the SME funding gap getting wider?

17/09/2019 / Comments 0

Will your start-up survive the first five years?

Will your start-up survive the first five years?

30/08/2019 / Comments 0

SME’s being held back by lack of funding

20/08/2019 / Comments 0

Getting approved for a business loan in 5 steps

Getting approved for a business loan in 5 steps

14/08/2019 / Comments 0

Cash flow naivety causes regret

Cash flow naivety causes regret for half of business owners

02/08/2019 / Comments 0

Alternative finance for SME’s

Alternative finance for SMEs: Are small firms boycotting banks?

19/07/2019 / Comments 0

Unfair tax system

Unfair tax system: 49% of small businesses feel they lack support

07/06/2019 / Comments 0

7 steps to better cash flow management

7 steps to better cash flow management

14/05/2019 / Comments 0

Developing a resilience plan that will prepare your business for anything

Develop a resilience plan to prepare your business for anything

29/04/2019 / Comments 0

With credit insurance pay-outs on the rise, is your cash flow protected?

With credit insurance pay-outs on the rise, is your cash flow protected?

26/03/2019 / Comments 0

Biggest problems affecting small businesses and how to avoid

The biggest challenges facing your business, and how to avoid them

10/03/2019 / Comments 0

Cost-effective marketing channels to grow your customer base

Cost-effective marketing channels to grow your customer base

27/02/2019 / Comments 0

Businesses remain bullish despite Brexit concerns

Businesses remain bullish despite Brexit concerns

05/02/2019 / Comments 0

Is your accountant providing the right lending advice?

Is your accountant providing the right lending advice?

16/01/2019 / Comments 0

Are SMEs turning to equity finance in quest for growth

Are SMEs turning to equity finance in quest for growth?

04/01/2019 / Comments 0

Loan approvals on the rise

Loan approvals rise, but businesses are failing to take advantage

08/10/2018 / Comments 0

Government scraps ban on invoice finance for SMEs

New measures to boost funding for small businesses announced

18/09/2018 / Comments 0

7 reasons why small businesses need access to finance

7 reasons why small businesses need access to finance

11/09/2018 / Comments 0

Cost of borrowing going up as interest rates rise

Cost of borrowing going up as interest rates rise

13/08/2018 / Comments 0

Small business budgeting tips

Small business budgeting tips: The 15 ‘R’s to success

12/04/2018 / Comments 0

Your time as a business owner is precious

A-Z of time-saving hacks for busy business owners

20/03/2018 / Comments 0

3 cost effective ways to grow your business

3 cost-effective ways to grow your business

05/03/2018 / Comments 0

How to reduce the impact of rising business costs

How to reduce the impact of rising business costs

19/02/2018 / Comments 0

What could VAT changes mean for your business?

What could VAT changes mean for your business?

14/11/2017 / Comments 4

Recruitment strategy: Full-time, part-time or outsource?

Recruitment strategy: Full-time, part-time or outsource?

03/07/2017 / Comments 0

Benefits of small businesses using social media

“I don’t do Twitter”: The benefits of small businesses using social media

05/06/2017 / Comments 0

11 things your business should be doing... and probably isn’t

11 things your business should be doing… and probably isn’t

30/05/2017 / Comments 0

Are you turning a deaf ear to potential customers?

Are you turning a deaf ear to potential customers?

24/05/2017 / Comments 0

Boredom in workplace

Repetitive tasks causing widespread boredom in workplace

23/05/2017 / Comments 0

Half lack confidence managing company finances

Half lack confidence managing company finances

17/05/2017 / Comments 2

Why your business needs a succession plan

Why your business needs a succession plan (and 6 tips to implement one)

09/05/2017 / Comments 0

Brexit vs. Small Businesses: Home or Away?

Brexit vs. Small Businesses: Home or Away?

12/04/2017 / Comments 0

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Brexit vs. Small Businesses: The Divide

29/03/2017 / Comments 0

The reasons behind why so many small businesses fail

The reasons behind why so many small businesses fail

14/03/2017 / Comments 0

Rising Bar Graph

Record rise in use of asset based finance

11/03/2017 / Comments 0

Spring Budget 2017: Highlights for businesses

Spring Budget 2017: Highlights for businesses

09/03/2017 / Comments 0

More small business owners are using personal finance to invest

More business owners using personal finances to invest

28/02/2017 / Comments 0

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How will changes to business rates affect you?

27/02/2017 / Comments 0

UK Currency

Business borrowing set for big increase in 2017

17/01/2017 / Comments 0

red tape burden restricting small business growth

Red tape burden restricting small business growth

23/05/2016 / Comments 0

Outdated financial information stunts business growth

Outdated financial information stunts business growth

14/12/2015 / Comments 0

Some of the funders we work with

  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • Team Factors
  • Calverton Finance
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Asset Advantage
  • Boost Capital
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • Leumi ABL
  • Merchant Money
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • Gener8 Finance
  • Sonovate
  • Regency Factors
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • Roma Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • inFund
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • MarketFinance
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Peak Cashflow
  • Creative Capital
  • iwoca
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • 1pm
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • Berkeley Trade Finance Ltd
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • Haydock Finance Ltd
  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Investec
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • 4Syte
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Barclays
  • Giant
  • Catalyst Finance
  • InvoCap
  • Positive Cashflow Finance

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