Improve your chances of being approved for a CBILS loan

When the Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, said he was making £330bn available to guarantee loans to businesses and “would do whatever it takes” to make sure UK businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic he was hailed as a Chancellor who understood the problems small businesses would face. Four weeks on and only one in five UK businesses that have…

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Self-employed let down badly by Chancellor

Ignore the newspaper headlines congratulating the Chancellor on a ‘historic rescue package’. I said yesterday – more in hope than expectation – that the government should include measures to help the self-employed, as well as employed workers, in its announcement on Friday. It singularly failed to do so. Anyone who is self-employed hearing the promise of…

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“My customers don’t go on Facebook” she told me.

I was chatting with a successful businesswoman this week who has an in-demand service in a well-defined niche. In fact she targets females within that niche. Clever. I asked how she generated leads and found new customers to which she replied “Networking, but its time consuming and I’m not growing as fast as I’d like”.…

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