Business ideas for small businesses

April 14, 2016

Our guide to alternative finance for SMEs

Liberis' Guide to Alternative Finance for SMEs

We know that looking for business funding can be a daunting experience. Traditional funding methods in the form of business loans from banks can be a long, drawn out process and require considerable planning, business acumen and accounting. But did you know that banks are not the only funding option open to start ups and […]

March 22, 2016

Government-owned British Business Bank partners with Liberis

British Business Bank

British Business Bank Investments Limited partners with Liberis to support funding for smaller UK businesses Liberis has now advanced over £100 million to small businesses High street businesses choose simple and flexible business cash advances British Business Bank Investments Ltd, the commercial arm of the government-owned British Business Bank, has agreed to provide a facility […]

December 7, 2015

6 Crucial Ways to Prepare Your Business for Successful January Sales

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Christmas is a hectic time for retail businesses. But in recent years, the Boxing Day and January sales are often the busiest and most profitable period for retailers. Customers expect the post-festive mark downs and will wait to make large purchases as they know they can grab a bargain. The old adage “build it and […]

September 3, 2015

A Handy Checklist to Help SMEs Prepare for a Profitable Christmas

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With research suggesting that Christmas shoppers hit the streets as early as October, and reports of retailers stocking Christmas products in September, it seems that it’s never too early for businesses to start preparing for the festive season. Act now and have time to react to any seasonal changes or trends in your sector or […]

August 20, 2015

How the Hospitality Industry Can Attract Guests Using Social Media

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Social media is now a key part of any successful marketing strategy in the hospitality industry. It’s a great way to update your existing customers of upcoming events or deals, but it can also be used to reach out to new potential customers. If you’re not currently using social media then you should really re-evaluate […]

August 5, 2015

Should Your Business be Planning Ahead for the New Tax Year?


As the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. The end of the tax year is one of the busiest times for businesses of all sizes and according to a study by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), Britain’s small companies spend half a billion pounds a year on […]

July 27, 2015

Practical tips to help your business grow and thrive – Spend Marketing £s Wisely


The internet has had a massive impact on SME marketing opportunities. Social media, Google keywords, and viral videos provide low cost, high return techniques that allow smaller companies to grab as much attention as the big boys. However, knowing your pandas from your penguins and investing wisely, can still be a bit hit and miss. […]

July 23, 2015

More SMEs seek alternative finance than a bank overdraft

Overall, nearly 7 in 10 (68 per cent) got all funding they needed, 21 per cent got part of it, but 10 per cent were still turned away causing cash flow problems and a missed opportunity for growth.

Evidence of the increase in demand of alternative finance from small businesses just keeps growing. The latest findings from our Business Monitor research series shows that more small businesses in need of funding sought alternative finance rather than a bank overdraft in the last 12 months. And, only marginally more sought a bank loan. This […]

7 Quick Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Restaurant Business


A fairly popular dream is to open a restaurant, especially for those who are passionate about their food. Being able to cook your favourite dishes every day, and have customers enjoy what you’ve made, sounds like a wonderful idea. The reality is that it takes a great deal of hard work, money, and business knowledge, […]

July 14, 2015

7 Signs Your Small Business Needs Financial Investment to Grow

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Every business owner dreams of their business growing and becoming more profitable. But without the right investment behind you, being successful could drift even further away. It’s easy to get so caught up in your small business that you can’t see the problems you face ahead of you, especially if they might cost you a […]

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