Funding Options Blog

Home of our blog articles on topics that will inform and educate entrepreneurs on topics such as lending, green finance, tax and financial matters.


A year in review: our customers in 2022

When we started Funding Options in 2011, we set out to transform the business finance market for the better. We knew that SMEs – who are the lifeblood of the UK economy – often struggle to secure the finance they need to plan, trade and grow with confidence. Fast forward to today and we’re proud to say that things are changing.

Dec 20, 2022

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Women in business

Female entrepreneurs run a third of SMEs in the UK. Although this number can appear low when measured against gender demographics, the number has risen sharply in recent years.

Mar 10, 2022

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Think big, shop small and live sustainably

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Dec 6, 2021

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Funding Options' festive gift guide

The festive season is upon us! Goodness knows we all deserve an extra sprinkling of Christmas cheer this December – including the nation’s small businesses, who are ready to keep our spirits up and our stockings stocked with their unique gifts. Here are 8 of our favourite independent retailers.

Nov 24, 2021

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Nov 8, 2021

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How can businesses prepare for the Christmas period?

For many businesses – especially those operating in the retail and hospitality sectors – Christmas can be one of the busiest times of the year. Preparing your sales and marketing strategies ahead of time is key, and with a bit of research, you can use changing consumer spending habits to your business’ advantage.

Oct 19, 2021

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3 manieren om je horecaonderneming op korte termijn te financieren

De horeca is één van de sectoren die de afgelopen anderhalf jaar het meest heeft geleden onder de gevolgen van de coronacrisis. Hoewel veel horecaondernemingen overheidssteun hebben ontvangen, zijn er alsnog grote liquiditeitstekorten binnen de sector.

Jul 19, 2021

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Horecaondernemers: klaar voor een heropening?

Het heropenen van de terrassen ligt als serieus plan op de tafel bij het kabinet. Wanneer de heropening exact gaat plaatsvinden weten we nog niet, maar het is waarschijnlijk dat dit op korte termijn gebeurt.

Mar 18, 2021

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Show your love for local businesses this Valentine’s Day

The past year has highlighted the critical role that small and independent businesses play in the British economy and how integral they are to local communities across the country. SMEs are being continually challenged to adapt the way they work, develop new products at speed and demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit to make their businesses thrive.

Feb 4, 2021


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