merchant-alternative-transaction

28

Sep

Asking for referrals

posted by: Jason Hulott

The commercial health and success of your company depends on its customer base – a base of existing customers and the new customers somewhere out there that you are hoping to attract. It’s that second population of potential customers of course that may be hardest to identify. How do you find them – other than to just sit back and hope that, one ...

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28

Sep

What are business loans?

posted by: Jason Hulott

Here we’ll clarify some of the terminology used in business loan discussions. These represent some of the questions Cubefunder’s customers have asked over time. Business loans This term is used to describe any form of lending that’s made to a company which is a defined and registered legal entity – such as a Limited Company (LTD) or Public Limited Company (PLC). ...

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google-shopping

26

Sep

Driving more sales to your ecommerce store

posted by: Jason Hulott

Any company in the business of selling goods is likely to have an ecommerce store these days. It’s one thing to ramp up the number of visitors to your online store, but converting visits to active leads and sales is another. What’s likely to lie behind that conversion rate? How might you drive sales to your ecommerce store? And how much is ...

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business-tax-loans

24

Sep

5 places every business should be online

posted by: Jason Hulott

Why does any company – from the mightiest to the modest – maintain an online presence? The internet may act as that all-important interactive window on the world, through which you inform potential customers of everything you have to offer and encourage them to buy your goods or services. In a word, that online presence represents your key to effective advertising. You might already ...

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loans-credit-checks

24

Sep

Been declined by your bank for business finance?

posted by: Jason Hulott

If the bank has just declined your application for business finance – and a recent news article reports that the number of bank-funded business loans are declining - a number of emotions might be running through you. Perhaps you also consider that it was a judgment on the current state of your business? In practice, there may be a large number of reasons why ...

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funding-a-business

17

Sep

Accountancy software to run your business

posted by: Jason Hulott

Bookkeeping and accountancy – they are the bane of many companies’ lives. Essential as the tasks may be, they tend to consume a great deal of time and energy – not to mention expense. Increasingly, of course, many of the routine bookkeeping and accountancy routines you have grown accustomed to performing manually are being digitised. Indeed, HM Customs and Revenue’s (HMRC) initiative Making ...

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amazon-sellers

15

Sep

Online marketing tips for local business

posted by: Jason Hulott

Online marketing is one of the top priorities for any business these days – and many multinational companies have clearly invested considerable resources in developing the online tools to capture and retain major markets. Whilst you might not need all the bells and whistles of a national enterprise, online marketing may prove just as valuable to even the smallest local business – such as ...

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9-month-business-loans

15

Sep

Business cash advances – What are they?

posted by: Jason Hulott

Businesses need liquid cash to survive. Paying your day-to-day expenses is fundamentally important. The funds used to do so are typically referred to in accounting circles as your working capital. Unfortunately, sometimes your working capital can be reduced by unexpected events and fall to levels that mean you cannot sustain your daily activities. That’s where business cash advances can be invaluable. What causes ...

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12

Sep

Unsecured business loans

posted by: Jason Hulott

Here we will examine the typical characteristics of secured versus unsecured business loans. Limited companies It’s worth quickly re-visiting the basic foundation stone principle of a Limited Company. That status essentially means that the company is a separate legally-defined entity. It is able to enter into contracts and take on debts in its own name. It, rather than its directors and employees, is ...

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business-finding

04

Sep

Taking card payments

posted by: Jason Hulott

According to the magazine for SMEs, Business Matters, on the 5th of May 2018, as many as 2.6 million SMEs – that’s almost 50% of them – still do not accept card payments. The extent to which this failure to keep up with the times – and the loss of the competitive edge it might give those businesses – may be measured by the fact that ...

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online-business-loans

04

Sep

Online business loans for ecommerce businesses

posted by: Jason Hulott

Over the past decade, ecommerce has flourished. In the UK today, some sources cite the total value of ecommerce business in the UK to be in the region of £94billion. That’s starting to climb towards 20% of all UK retail spending. However, gaining access to that marketplace can sometimes be inhibited by a lack of funding. Why funding matters Here at Cubefunder we ...

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01

Sep

Importance of social proof

posted by: Jason Hulott

Have you decided that it’s time your company’s online presence had a make-over? The internet is today’s shop window, after all, so a timely investment in updating and improving your website and online marketing strategies is unlikely to go amiss. Indeed, funding that investment is probably the least of your worries. With a short-term, fixed rate, unsecured loan from us here ...

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