Andrew Grantham

Best time to plant a tree? As soon as possible!

Legend has it that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is now. It’s an old Chinese proverb, but it rings true especially in today’s turbulent financial markets. Let me explain why below.

Most businesses in the current climate have been negatively impacted by the difficult economic conditions, whilst the majority will have suffered from poor trading in comparison to previous years.

Invoice Finance versus a Bank Overdraft

In a highly mobile, shrinking world, transport and logistics will only prove to become more important in helping UK businesses run efficiently and profitably over the next few years. The UK logistics industry is worth £75 billion to the UK economy, employs over 2 million people and is actually a growing sector that will see a greater demand for effective and integrated freight solutions throughout 2012 and beyond.

Is your business feeling unloved?

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whilst many of us will have remembered to buy our better halves a card and flowers or arrange a romantic dinner, how many will have taken the time to give their business a little cuddle?

With many businesses still struggling with existing customers taking longer to pay, not to mention increasing bad debts, it’s easy to see how these businesses might feel a little neglected right now.

Invoice Finance: Not As Expensive As You Think?

Recent surveys have suggested that access to traditional banking facilities remains tricky for UK enterprises despite the improving economic conditions. Together with the fact that costs are escalating for the lucky ones who can secure an overdraft, it’s not really  surprising that more entrepreneurs and small business owners are considering alternative ways to fund their businesses.

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