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How To Start A Business Post-Covid-19

How To Start A Business Post-Covid-19

Posted 2 months ago


As part of its mission to help entrepreneurs get the funding they deserve, CEO of Nextfin, Sacha Bright, hosted a special webinar discussing how to start a business post-Covid, with particular focus..

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What is The Start Up Loan Scheme?

What is The Start Up Loan Scheme?

Posted 2 months ago


Designed as a way to help start-ups that have begun trading, Start Up Loans are a form of personal created to support new business owners that have struggled to secure finance from traditional lende..

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Figures Show 730,000 Job Losses Since Start of Lockdown

Figures Show 730,000 Job Losses Since Start of Lockdown

Posted 2 months ago


As the UK government continues to ease lockdown, it has been revealed that just under 730,000 jobs have been lost since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The news comes as the UK prepares i..

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Government Backs Trade Credit Insurance With £10bn Guarantee

Government Backs Trade Credit Insurance With £10bn Guarantee

Posted 2 months ago


The government has announced that Trade Credit Insurance, which provides cover to business-to-business transactions, will receive up to £10bn of government guarantees in a further bid to tackl..

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Businesses Have Just One Month to Claim £1.6bn in Unspent Grants

Businesses Have Just One Month to Claim £1.6bn in Unspent Grants

Posted 3 months ago


It has been revealed that businesses have until the end of August to claim up to £1.6bn in unspent grants that were originally made available through the government’s coronavirus emergen..

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How Can I Claim A £5,000 Technology Grant?

How Can I Claim A £5,000 Technology Grant?

Posted 3 months ago


The Government has announced a new £20m IT funding package to help small businesses get through the coronavirus pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses can access a small business technol..

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CEO of Nextfin To Host Webinar on Raising Finance for Your Business

CEO of Nextfin To Host Webinar on Raising Finance for Your Business

Posted 3 months ago


As part of its ongoing support for entrepreneurs, Nextfin will be hosting a free webinar for individuals who are looking to start their own business.  Sacha Bright, CEO of Nextfin the UK's onl..

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What is The Sustainable Innovation Fund, And How Will it Help Businesses?

What is The Sustainable Innovation Fund, And How Will it Help Businesses?

Posted 3 months ago


With a number of research and development projects at risk as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the Government has announced the introduction of the Sustainable Innovation Fund. Worth a total of &..

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Can I Claim For Individuals Who Are Not Employees Through the Furlough Scheme?

Can I Claim For Individuals Who Are Not Employees Through the Furlough Scheme?

Posted 3 months ago


At Nextfin we have reported extensively on the development of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and what it means for businesses. Most recently, the Chancellor announced that ..

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What Is the Recovery Advice for Business Scheme, And How Can I Benefit?

What Is the Recovery Advice for Business Scheme, And How Can I Benefit?

Posted 3 months ago


The Recovery Advice for Business scheme, supported by the government and hosted on the Enterprise Nation website, will give small firms access to free, one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to he..

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Businesses Set To Benefit from £20m Worth of New Government Grants

Businesses Set To Benefit from £20m Worth of New Government Grants

Posted 3 months ago


Small businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new funding in the government’s latest efforts to help firms recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ..

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What Does The CBILS Change Mean For You?

What Does The CBILS Change Mean For You?

Posted 3 months ago


A change in the lending rules governing the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme could mean that small businesses previously refused a loan are now able to secure access to vital funding.&n..

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Span Health Discusses the Positive Impact of NextFin's Ratings Service

Span Health Discusses the Positive Impact of NextFin's Ratings Service

Posted 3 months ago


Span Health has complimented Nextfin on what it calls “a very straightforward” ratings service. Aimed at helping people avoid lifestyle-induced diseases, symptoms, medications, and compl..

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What Are Small Business Grants, And How Do You Apply?

What Are Small Business Grants, And How Do You Apply?

Posted 3 months ago


Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, securing funding for your business is proving to be an even greater challenge for entrepreneurs. With a range of loan schemes available, as well as other sources o..

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£6.7bn Invested in Small Businesses in 2018

£6.7bn Invested in Small Businesses in 2018

Posted 3 months ago


Small businesses received a record £6.7bn in equity funding in 2018/19, a 5% increase year on year. The average deal size was £4.5m, an 11% increase compared with 2013. Small business e..

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Should I Overfund My Business?

Should I Overfund My Business?

Posted 3 months ago


Crowdfunding in general has played a huge role in helping businesses get the boost they need and gain the funds they need. Equity crowdfunding is much the same practice; it involves the selling of s..

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Write the greatest children's story ever told... their own!

Posted 4 years ago


There’s no denying that, in this digital age, we are taking more pictures of our children than ever before. More people are seeing them too: thanks to social networking. As great as this is, i..

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