Case Studies

Video: Here's how design improved our export potential

Posted in Exporting by Holly Wells on 2014-07-09 00:00

Video: Taking on the right people

Posted in Exporting by Holly Wells on 2014-07-09 00:00

Video: Get it protected

Posted in Exporting by Holly Wells on 2014-07-09 00:00

Video: Insurance - How I protected myself and my business

Posted in Exporting by Holly Wells on 2014-07-09 00:00

Here's how I found a business angel to invest in my business

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

By the start of 2003, London-based design consultancy d3o lab had patented d3o, an innovative shock-absorption material, and wanted to start manufacturing and selling the product. But founder Richard Palmer needed finance so he could fully exploit the opportunity. Here's how he did it.

Here's how I manage my cashflow

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

When Peter Spivack and his three partners opened their restaurant, Rendezvous, in Wallasey Village, Merseyside in 2004, they knew sound cashflow management would be key to success during that crucial first year. As managing director, Peter assumed responsibility for cashflow management.

Here's how a good balance sheet helped me to improve my business

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

Sandeep Sud is a qualified solicitor who also runs a school uniform business based in Hounslow, in partnership with his parents. The company, which has four full-time employees, uses its balance sheet to gauge how the business is progressing. It's also been a key factor in securing a bank loan for the improvement and expansion of the company premises.

Here's how budgeting and business planning helped my business grow

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

Gideon Kasfiner launched First Luggage, a door-to-door luggage collection and delivery service, in 2004. The business now employs nine people and turns over £2 million a year. Here Gideon explains how financial planning has helped him grow his business in a controlled way.

Adam Read Skegness Tyre & Exhaust Centre assess a business loan

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

The government says that entrepreneurial spirit will lift the country from recession. Skegness entrepreneur Adam Read agrees - and is building a successful company. He has assisted by the First Enterprise Business Agency (FEBA) which has given him a business loan, as well as advice and support. East Midlands based, FEBA is a leading business support organisation established to assist pre-start and existing business owners throughout the region.

Business Loan Signals 'Game On' for Gainsborough Entrepreneur

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

A video gaming champion has proved she is no novice after receiving a business loan to develop a computer game training company. Kathy Zablotzky, 54, from Gainsborough, runs the Professional Gamer Training Academy (PGTA), which offers gamers online access to expert advice and lessons from experienced gaming instructors.