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Smart Grants

Smart Grants

The Government via Innovate UK has recently launched via its Smart Grants Programme, a new competition for grants. If you have a business looking to expand its business offering, develop new services or products or even undertake feasibility studies for new products...

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Recovery Loan Scheme

Recovery Loan Scheme

The new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has now been launched which is in many ways the replacement for Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and CBILS but has none of the key benefits of them such as of no interest for 12 months, capital repayment holidays and no fees. The RLS is to...

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Department of International Trade

Department of International Trade

The Department for International Trade supports small to medium businesses (SMEs) to develop their international sales. They have a team of International Trade Advisers (ITAs) across the country with a breadth of experience across sectors and specialisms who provide...

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10X Book Review

10X Book Review

If you took my advice last month and watched the second series of Undercover Billionaire, then you would not have failed to see Grant Cardone and hear about his 10X movement. Now how do I describe Grant Cardone if you have not seen or heard him? Words such as...

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Undercover Billionaire

Undercover Billionaire

This month instead of a book review, we have a business TV programme review instead. It is a series set in the United States called Undercover Billionaire and has now had 2 series which can be found on the Discovery Channel on Sky TV in the UK or via Amazon Prime. The...

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Freeports – Why the UK has taken this path

Freeports – Why the UK has taken this path

A freeport or “free zone” is an area that is inside the geographic boundary of a country, but which is legally considered outside the country for customs purposes. Freeports operate as secure customs zones, usually located at ports or airports, where business can be...

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The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

A long-standing client recently recommended that I check out an inspiring TED talk she had just watched. It showcased how human productivity surges ahead when we’re feeling happy and positive. Given productivity gains are one of the fundamental engines for business...

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A Guide to Supply Chain Finance

A Guide to Supply Chain Finance

Supply Chain Finance also known as Reverse Factoring It provides suppliers with immediate cash on invoices and the buyer gets the goods for a period of time before having to pay for them as the payment terms on the invoice remains unchanged or in some cases, even...

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Snowball Recruits Head of Business Development

Snowball Recruits Head of Business Development

NACFB Member and Finance consultancy business, Snowball, has recruited a Head of Business Development, Alex MacDonald. In his new role, Alex will lead the business development strategy and be responsible for driving its relationships with introducers and raising the...

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