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

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses
25 September 2017

Coping with the cocktail of issues facing smaller businesses

Any small company will know that getting their business going can feel like an uphill battle, and there are concerns it’s about to get harder for the smaller business community.

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A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.
21 September 2017

A brand takes time to build, and one bad move to damage.

Recent news of Ryanair’s plans to scrap hundreds of flights between now and the end of October due to poor planning, is set to cause chaos for over 385,000 passengers, with shares in the brand dipping by nearly 5...

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Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world
13 September 2017

Accessing business finance in a post Brexit world

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of business development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially...

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Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying taxes
30 May 2017

Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying taxes

Running a small business is a challenge; in fact, according to a survey by UK insurer RSA, more than half of British small businesses (55%) go under within their first five years. Of all the threats to the survival...

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Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?
2 May 2017

Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?

In the fourth and final instalment of our ‘11 ways to make money work for your business’ feature, we explain the different types of asset finance that could help your business.

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How to make your marketing work for you
5 April 2017

How to make your marketing work for you

In the first of a 4 part series on making money work for your business, we look at how investing in a clear marketing plan can boost your business exposure.

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Making Tax Digital – what does it mean for you?
29 November 2016

Making Tax Digital – what does it mean for you?

Today, Rosie Forsyth from Wilkins & Co Chartered Accountants joins us for a guest post all about the government’s new digital tax system, and how best you can prepare your business for the new changes.

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10 things you need to know about this year’s Autumn Statement
23 November 2016

10 things you need to know about this year’s Autumn Statement

Today (Wednesday 23rd November), Philip Hammond delivered his first statement as Chancellor, outlining his focuses for the future. Here are the key points:

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A simple guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance
9 September 2016

A simple guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is necessary to provide businesses with the relevant cover for damage costs, which may be incurred if a claim is made by their clients in the event of an error. The insurance...

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7 small changes for business owners to combat stress
22 August 2016

7 small changes for business owners to combat stress

For all the sense of fulfilment that comes with setting up and running a business, this also sometimes give way to stressful periods. So, as a business owner, or someone thinking about going into business, how can...

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Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business
4 August 2016

Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business

Asset financing of equipment is ever increasing and in demand.  Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said, “The asset finance market reported its thirty-first consecutive month of new...

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5 Top Tips to Add Value to Your Client Relationships
11 July 2016

5 Top Tips to Add Value to Your Client Relationships

Adding value to your client relationships is one of the best ways that accountants can achieve positive differentiation. It will help, not only with gaining clients, but also with developing the client relationships...

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Selecting the right finance for growth
7 July 2016

Selecting the right finance for growth

Whilst bank finance plays an important role in business growth, access to finance remains an area of difficulty for some. Additionally, the variety of available facilities may not always match that of your business. 

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How should equipment suppliers select a Finance Partner?
25 May 2016

How should equipment suppliers select a Finance Partner?

Asset finance is not just a one-time transaction. It’s in the best interest of both equipment suppliers and the finance company to be highly selective about their partners for many reasons; time, efficiency,...

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The 4 types of asset finance and when you should offer them
18 May 2016

The 4 types of asset finance and when you should offer them

Asset finance is a form of finance used by businesses to obtain a wide range of items necessary to operate efficiently and effectively within their sector.

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