Richard Leader

Remote Working and Healthy Teams

There is lots of advice on how to manage your business in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, but not enough is being said about the potential impact working at home has on your teams mentally. As potentially millions of people across the country make a sudden switch to working from home full time, we […]
March 23, 2020 71 Reads share

What Is a Letter of Credit and What Are They Used For?

Letters of Credit are commonly used in international trade deals. They essentially give a bank guarantee to the seller that the buyer will pay for the goods. International trade can be tricky at the best of times – not only do we have to deal with issues of culture, language, currency and time differences, but […]
March 16, 2020 54 Reads share

Finance

Are You Paying Too Much for Invoice Finance?

Invoice finance is a handy way of getting an advance on your outstanding invoices. Many businesses (over 40,000 in the UK alone), use invoice finance as a way of managing and improving cash-flow. Broadly speaking, invoice finance comes in two forms – factoring and discounting. The key difference lies in whose name is used to […]
February 10, 2020 125 Reads share

5 Ways Seasonal Traders Can Manage Cash Flow

We all know that managing cash flow is one of the key challenges and priorities for small businesses. While we want to see more coming in than going out every month, we know that’s not always possible. Whether your firm is in catering or construction, recruitment, or retail, there’s bound to be a seasonal element […]
January 16, 2020 174 Reads share

The Differences Between Invoice Factoring and Invoice Discounting

Many businesses have heard of invoice finance and some of the terms that go along with it – factoring, discounting, spot factoring, CHOCC and more… it can be a difficult area to understand sometimes. However, in principle, it’s really quite simple. Both invoice factoring and invoice discounting are services where a funder will provide you […]
December 16, 2019 416 Reads share