Finance/all case studies

Finance for growth: peer to business lending

Business owners might be surprised at the substantial number of individuals and other businesses who are actively looking to lend online to other businesses. The peer-to-business (or peer-to-peer) lending sector is more than doubling each year and the UK is the undisputable world leader of… Read more »

From Royal Navy to startup business

Allen Martin left the Royal Navy after 22 years’ service. With support from X-Forces (itself an inspiring small business) Allen has since set up his own property company - and last year became the 10,000th company to be established with the help of the Start… Read more »

So, just how good is your business plan?

Next week is National Business Planning Week, so it’s an opportune time to assess the quality of your business plan. Or to set about writing one - because no business will succeed without a plan. “Very few business owners step back and plan; they spend all their… Read more »

Earning a return from digital entrepreneurs

Digital entrepreneurs need customers and capital. Global corporations need to tap into digital innovation and creativity. When they engage properly, it makes a massive difference to all the parties. Initially launched by Telefonica in Spain and Latin America in 2011, there are now 14 Wayra… Read more »

When big fuels the growth of small

Finding appropriate and available finance to grow your business is not exactly easy. And then it’s one thing to even secure it, quite another to use it effectively. Here’s how one bank is supporting growth companies with more than just money. For Andy Hill, founder… Read more »