Support for businesses affected by Carillion collapse

The collapse of construction giant Carillion has impacted upon thousands of small business suppliers and sub-contractors. This week’s news that Carillion has gone into liquidation will have an immediate impact upon suppliers who are owed money or who are currently working on Carillion projects. It will undoubtedly mean impairments for those small businesses, but more […]

Skills shortages to be biggest barrier for SMEs

Today the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published its Q4 2017 Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey – based on more than 7,000 responses from firms across the UK. The report shows that growth in the UK economy remains subdued, with almost all services indicators down since the […]

Compare business finance the easy way

  Gym membership, spas & hotels, flights, smart TVs and new phones – these are just some of the purchases many of us will compare prices for. If I find myself in a shop looking at something expensive like a TV, 9 times out of 10 I will also check online to see if I […]

Supporting small businesses – why the fuss?

  On Saturday 2nd December it is Small Business Saturday, with 2017 being it’s fifth year running in the UK. With #hashtags flying everywhere, lots of local media noise and even a 5 week Small Business Saturday national bus tour, it would be difficult to miss. But why the big fuss about small businesses?

7 ways to find business finance like a pro

How to find the best business finance

So what can small business owners do to get a better deal? Here we let you into 7 top insider tips from a former NatWest business banking Director and BIZL’s founder, Josh Greenway.

SME finance: Putting businesses in the driving seat

Businesses like yours are fundamental to the stability and success of the nation, providing jobs for our workers, services for our communities and diversity for our economy. We think you deserve better. What’s more, we know how to go about it.