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Sales Aid Leasing: Mind the gap
18 April 2018

Sales Aid Leasing: Mind the gap

In our previous blog, we looked at how changes in areas as diverse as new sector opportunities, average order value or even the legal structure of your customers can require changes to your leasing offering. So how...

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Is Research & Development tax relief on your company’s radar?
16 April 2018

Is Research & Development tax relief on your company’s radar?

Research and development (R&D) is big business – it’s what drives innovation, altering the world as we know it.

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Good payment practice is a must for government contracts
12 April 2018

Good payment practice is a must for government contracts

Earlier this week, the Cabinet Office announced that outsourcing firms who fail to pay suppliers on time will be excluded from major government contracts moving forward.

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Keeping pace with your success
11 April 2018

Keeping pace with your success

When offering sales aid leasing can have such an impact on your business, you should give serious thought to how your needs will transform over time – ideally before the transformations happen. Changes in areas as...

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How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth
9 April 2018

How incubator programmes can help new businesses achieve rapid growth

The great thing about starting a business is that by going it alone, you can make decisions about your company and forge your own path.

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Now's the time to talk about chatbots
3 April 2018

Now's the time to talk about chatbots

Slowly but surely, chatbots are becoming ingrained into our everyday lives – both in our homes in the form of Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home, and increasingly in business as an effective form of customer services.

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Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare
26 March 2018

Forget the crystal ball gazing and prepare

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 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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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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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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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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Educating SMEs on their finance options is vital for growth
22 February 2018

Educating SMEs on their finance options is vital for growth

In our latest comment piece in City AM, Managing Director Peter Alderson looks at the latest small business finance reports and what the outlook is for SME growth in 2018.

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UK small businesses primed for success in 2018
8 February 2018

UK small businesses primed for success in 2018

Among the constant and often gloomy business stories dominating our news feeds lately, it was refreshing to read a positive joint research piece by American Express and Oxford Economics this week, outlining an...

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