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Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next
17 May 2018

Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next

Getting a traditional bank business loan can be a long and frustrating process. For many businesses, the gain just doesn’t outweigh the pain.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preparing your business for a digital age
13 February 2018

Preparing your business for a digital age

Technology is changing every corner of our lives, and it seems as though 2018 is the year when many British businesses really wake up to this. As we are propelled into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s...

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Are you one of the 750,000 still to submit your self assessment tax return?
8 February 2018

Are you one of the 750,000 still to submit your self assessment tax return?

New details from HMRC suggest that in addition to the 10.7 million people who submitted an online self assessment tax return on time, as many as 750,000 are still overdue and now run the risk of a potential £100 fine...

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Top tips to help you meet the tax deadline
22 January 2018

Top tips to help you meet the tax deadline

The deadline is looming. Businesses have until the end of this month to get their tax affairs in order. January can be a tricky time for companies. Even if you’ve kept on top of it all throughout the year, you can...

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How SMEs can survive and thrive in 2018
15 January 2018

How SMEs can survive and thrive in 2018

There's a bulk of changes taking place in the UK, and indeed the wider world, which are set to impact the business community in one way or another.

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A quick guide to the Autumn Statement: What small businesses need to know
22 November 2017

A quick guide to the Autumn Statement: What small businesses need to know

Today, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his second budget and first Autumn Statement since the General Election earlier this year, in which he expressed a resolve to look forwards not backwards.

The future is...

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Our industries must not fall behind again
6 November 2017

Our industries must not fall behind again

From robotics to artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology have been gathering pace over recent years. Built on the digital advances of the past four decades, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is...

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