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    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from LDF covering finance, business, brand and much more.

Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing
28 March 2018

Continuous transformation - unlocking the power of sales aid leasing

In today’s highly competitive business world, two things matter above all. First, providing the right products for your customers. And second, making them easy to buy.

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Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change
26 March 2018

Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare for change

Let’s face it, anyone starting a business is essentially making a prediction about the future: they have a viable product, they will gain market share and their company will grow.

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How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy
22 March 2018

How Playforce are using finance to help children stay fit and healthy

This week we speak to Emily Northin, director of marketing at Playforce, a leader in playground solutions to the education, local council and leisure sectors. Celebrating their 20th year this year, Playforce have now...

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Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives
22 March 2018

Our stretched schools should turn to alternatives

The subject of education budgets has taken its fair share of the limelight over the last few years, though sadly for the wrong reasons, with schools across the UK facing ongoing pressures when it comes to funding.

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How to broaden your business horizons into exports
19 March 2018

How to broaden your business horizons into exports

In the UK, the dreaded “B” word continues to take centre stage, as thousands of businesses hold their breath for the outcome of the negotiations with the European Union.

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VIDEO: How to create the perfect company page on LinkedIn
13 March 2018

VIDEO: How to create the perfect company page on LinkedIn

First impressions are a big deal. So it's important that your business page on LinkedIn shows your company in the best possible light. Watch our video to find out how to create the perfect company page on LinkedIn...

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained
12 March 2018

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Entrepreneurs will know that finding your feet isn’t always easy. Figures from the British Business Bank indicate that almost half of new businesses are still being rejected by banks for business loans and overdrafts.

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Today is International Women's Day
8 March 2018

Today is International Women's Day

This week in our City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director focuses on how the financial services industry is working to improve diversity and equality.

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How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales
8 March 2018

How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with LDF to drive sales

This week we speak to Oliver Gee, co-founder of Oakford Technology, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to over 90 schools throughout Wiltshire and a popular choice for remote IT support for schools across...

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VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018
7 March 2018

VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018

We know that taking the plunge and starting a business from scratch can be daunting, so we compiled five essential tips for starting a business that we hope will help you kick-start your new venture.

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The driving force behind the eco-revolution
5 March 2018

The driving force behind the eco-revolution

The UK is en route to a vehicle revolution. Not only are driverless cars set to become commonplace in the not-so-distant future, but the government is really beginning to clamp down on the number of polluting...

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There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.
28 February 2018

There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.

We’re feeling quite star struck at LDF this week, after the quality of our service was recognised for the second year running at the Trusted Service Awards, thanks to global feedback engine, Feefo.

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How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow
27 February 2018

How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow

Agricultural inputs are the resources used in farm production, such as seed, animal feed, fertiliser and livestock, they’re essential to the success of your farm or agricultural business, and at this time of year,...

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Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age
26 February 2018

Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age

In this week's City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director discusses how business clusters are as relevant and beneficial as ever to small businesses.

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How a new concept restaurant is using alternative finance to launch
22 February 2018

How a new concept restaurant is using alternative finance to launch

We talk to Dea McGill, director of exciting new concept restaurant Brassica about how they developed their business idea and how finance from LDF is helping to make it happen.

Set to open next month as part of the...

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