Friday, 28 April 2017

Information and commentary for the small business banking industry

Category Archives: Starting

26 Apr

Helping make sure your small business customers are legally compliant

All too often, people dive into a start-up without first checking that they don’t have any legal obstacles in their way.

01 Mar

Insurance needs for your small business customers

It may sound odd, but insurance is something that often slips to the back of the minds of small business owners, especially when they’re just starting out.

23 Feb

Why your small business customers need a business plan

When you’re thinking of resources for the small business section of your bank’s website, a business plan guide and template should be at the core of what you offer.

15 Feb

Launching a small business – the basics

One of the most popular features of any bank’s resources on small business is how to go about actually starting one. The first place your customers are going to look after they’ve had a ‘light bulb’ moment for a business idea is the small business section of your website, so they can find out what they need to do to get things off the ground.

14 Feb

Becoming a small business owner – what it takes

Banks and their customers often form quite personal relationships. That’s why most people, when they’re thinking of starting their own business, will go to their bank not just for questions around finance, but about entrepreneurship in general.

30 Jan

Tips on taking family money

When new businesses are just starting out, one of the first places many of them turn for start-up funds is their family.

09 Dec

Do you have what takes to run a small business?

Being your own boss might sound like it is the ultimate ticket to freedom and financial success – and it can be. But don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll be able to put in a few hours each morning and spend the afternoons networking over a round of golf. The […]

06 Dec

Start-ups – keeping the basics in mind

Getting that ‘light bulb’ moment – an idea for a new business – is great. Many people dream of leaving their job and becoming their own boss, doing what they love. And increasingly, small business is becoming more important to countries all over the world, improving the global economy. But […]

25 Nov

Starting a business on a limited budget

One of the most common questions that banks get asked is: how can I start a business if I don’t have much cash and don’t want to borrow too much? Bootstrapping a start-up is quite common, and can be achieved with some creative thinking and forward planning. Bear in mind […]

11 Nov

Why small business owners should have mentors

When business owners are just starting out it’s important to take advantage of the experience of those who’ve been in business for a while, or who are familiar with their particular industry. The launch of a business is a challenging time, and being able to harness the knowledge of others […]