5 Strategy thoughts for 2021

Let’s face it, I don’t think there can be many of us who aren’t glad to see the back of 2020.Enough said.So now we turn to 2021 with its promise of a vaccine, and although it is going to take time for this to be rolled out across the population, it signals the ending of this chapter of the pandemic and the start of a new, and more hopeful period.For many businesses this has been a truly torrid time. Whole sectors effectively shut down and m...
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Resilient SME Finance Option Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

2,500 clients - £300mn fundingPension-led funding, developed by the pension specialists at Clifton Asset Management plc, celebrates 30 years since launching to business owners throughout the UK.PLF has provided £300,000,000 of funding to SMEs in every sector of the economy during this time.Clifton chairman, Adam Tavener, recently commented “what’s really interesting is the enduring resiliency of PLF. When we developed PLF as a commercial ap...
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Pension-led funding (PLF) – Hear it from the Horse’s Mouth!

The PLF Journey from two commercial finance broker’s perspectives.Laurie used PLF himself to finance his business…and Nic used PLF to achieve development financing for his client.Laurie Baugh – Rathstones Financial LtdLaurie Baugh had his heart set on running his own broker business after leaving his banking job. The all-too-familiar lack of finance stood in his way, but it was Pension-led funding that delivered the solution and the lasting...
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Pension led-funding and Startup4ten coaching and mentoring services

Early stage businesses are notoriously difficult to arrange finance for. At the same time, the founders usually have tremendous energy and enthusiasm.Matching exciting start ups with a viable funding source and the coaching and mentoring they need gives them the kind of start that can boost their chances for success.Money and advice. It’s a winning combination!The Startup4ten Online Accelerator has been designed to be affordable and accessible...
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A rich seam of opportunity

In various earlier pieces we have looked at how, very often, economic, and financial crises lead toa spike in individuals deciding to set up their own business. For those involved in providingservices to SMEs this can be very good news indeed as, clearly, hundreds of thousands, if notmillions of new businesses will need a ll kinds of products and assistance, one such being funding.Within this cohort of opportunity there is a really important subs...
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