Asset Finance Solutions

Asset Finance Solutions

Asset finance from a leading merchant banking group. Asset finance is a sustainable form of funding that can enable a business to purchase or refinance capital assets such as commercial vehicles, print machinery, construction and plant equipment. Our partner, Close Brothers Asset Finance, understands that no two businesses are the same, and they offer fast […]

Cut costs and grow your business

Cut costs and grow your business

Our most recent Referendum research showed that a staggering 63% of businesses have seen costs grow in the last 12 months, and for 51% this meant that they couldn’t grow their business in the way they wanted to. So what can you do to make your business more efficient and ready for growth? Make your business […]

Infographic: Why small firms need the right environment to grow

Infographic: Why small firms need the right environment to grow

  Please feel free to share the infographic on your own blog using the code below: <a href=”http://www.fpb.org/efficiency”><img src=”https://www.fpb.org/sites/default/files/fpb-infographic-small-business-growth.jpg” /></a> In the latest Referendum ballot, we asked Forum members for their views on rising business costs. Find out what they told us in the infographic below, plus find more tips to save money and grow […]

Need to know – Growth Vouchers

Need to know – Growth Vouchers

Last week, the government launched a £30 million Growth Vouchers scheme giving small businesses in England subsidised advice from thousands of experts on key topics such as financial management, recruitment, leadership skills, sales and marketing, and digital technology. The government has appointed regional partners to deliver the programme alongside Enterprise Nation who have developed a […]

This Week’s Big Focus on Small

This Week’s Big Focus on Small

The week then rounds off with Small Business Saturday UK designed to boost trade for smaller shops. We are also expecting shortly a government small business paper (highlighting achievements so far) and a Small Business Bill, to further push positive change. The current focus on small businesses is not an accident. The high level of […]

Chancellor should give small businesses the same utilities protection as domestic customers, says Forum of Private Business

Chancellor should give small businesses the same utilities protection as domestic customers, says Forum of Private Business

Small businesses are being held back by the rising cost of utilities and fuel and need more support in next week's Budget, the Forum of Private Business is arguing. With reducing business costs one of the main pillars of its Get Britain Trading 2012 campaign, the Forum has also submitted evidence to Ofgem's Retail Market […]