Friday, 16 June 2017

Alternative Business Finance: What Are the Options?

Traditional forms of lending from banks are declining when it comes to business funding.

A dramatic change in the ease of access to business funding occurred following the credit crunch in 2007. Ten years on, it’s still extremely difficult for many start-ups and early stage firms to access business loans the traditional way.

The government has recently forced the banks to tell borrowers about alternative lending options if they won’t dispense business loans themselves.

Turner Little look at different ways to secure finance.

How Do You Open a Commercial or Business Account in the UK?

It’s simple to open a business account, particularly if you have a good understanding of everything you need to provide. Collecting the correct documents and information will make the process even smoother. Here’s a rundown of what you need.

Turner Little run through what you need in our article How Do You Open a Commercial or Business Account in the UK?

Monday, 12 June 2017

When Should Your Hire More Staff At Your Small Business?

If you run a small business, as your company grows you will need to develop a skilled team to help your company thrive. But it can be hard to implement a robust hiring policy, without cutting too deeply into your cash flow, depriving your business of the capital it needs to function day-to-day. Helping you navigate this issue, Turner Little asks: when should you hire more staff at your small business?

Read our advice on when to consider hiring new staff on the Turner Little blog.

Improving Your Credit Score Guide

If you have earned a poor credit history over the years, it can be hard for you to take out the financial products you need e.g. loans, to create a better life for yourself and build up a business. But do not worry, there are ways to tackle this issue. Here is Turner Little’s guide to improving your credit score.

Read our Guide to Improving Your Credit Score in full on the Turner Little Blog.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

How to Boost Your Business’ Presence Online

In a world where consumers are increasingly using digital channels, such as company websites and social media profiles, to engage with businesses, it is crucial that you create a strong online presence. This will allow your enterprise to connect with customers, so they are more likely to buy your products and services. Here Turner Little explains how you can boost your business’ presence online.

How to open a basic bank account with Turner Little

If you have a poor credit score, you may find it difficult to access to financial products – most notably bank accounts. This can make it hard for you to manage your money or access services such as loans. Basic bank accounts could be the answer here, as you often do not need a credit check to open one. We provide these products, so here we explain how to open a basic bank account with Turner Little.

How to Become an FCA-Authorised Small Business

If you are starting a small business, and you are looking to deal in financial products, nine times out of ten you will have to become authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to trade legally in the UK. Helping you here, Turner Little explains how to become an FCA-authorised small business.

Turner Little offers advice on becoming FCA accredited. Read more on the Turner Little blog.