3 ways to finance your business growth

Small business owners tend to be ambitious for growth, but this costs money and deciding on the best way to fund expansion requires careful planning. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of using savings versus raising external finance.

Refinancing: consolidating business debts

  The longer a business is established the more common it is that external finance has been used along the way to fund growth. Often entrepreneurs will have used a variety of finance products to get the business from A to B. In this article we explore whether consolidating multiple smaller debts into one larger […]

Raising business funds with an unsecured loan

  With interest rates remaining low, there has never been a better time to take out a loan. Entrepreneurs and business owners can get the cash injection they need to either get their new business off the ground or take it to the next level of development, with highly affordable repayment terms.

3 ways to fund business VAT and tax bills

Yes, it’s inevitable that businesses have to meet their tax and VAT obligations, but it is a familiar feeling for business owners in January and April when there simply isn’t enough cash in the coffers to settle their tax bill.

Open banking – an introduction

  What is Open Banking? Open Banking is a set of software standards and industry guidelines that aims to drive competition and innovation in UK retail and business banking. Good news for small businesses and consumers! It is governed by the Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA).

Another bumper year for Small Business Saturday

  Saturday 2nd December 2017 marked Small Business Saturday’s 5th birthday in the UK, and local authorities, small business organisations and the public offered huge support, reaffirming its importance as a key day for retailers in the run up to Christmas.

Which businesses can compare finance options online?

  BIZL is a business finance comparison platform on a mission to transform the market by putting small businesses in control when raising finance. In this blog we discuss three areas, i) what businesses BIZL works with; ii) what sectors BIZL supports; and iii) how BIZL can help your business.