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Growth Capital for SMEs and Scale-ups: The Ultimate Guide
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Growth Capital for SMEs and Scale-ups: The Ultimate Guide

Are you the leader of a small or medium business, or one that is scaling rapidly? Do you have your sights set on next-level growth, but are not quite sure how to get there or where you might get the capital from to fund your plans? Look no further than our Ultimate Guide to Growth Capital for SMEs and Scale-Ups.

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Decision making for entrepreneurs
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Decision making for entrepreneurs

Sometimes making easy decisions is the hardest thing for entrepreneurs to do. Take advice from a psychologist on how to work your decision making muscles.

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Is your management team strong enough to impress investors?
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Is your management team strong enough to impress investors?

Discover the management team qualities that investors are looking for when they assess your business.

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The role of brokers in securing SME funding
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The role of brokers in securing SME funding

Growth Lending works with brokers and intermediaries regularly – they are a hugely important part of the funding ecosystem that has developed around small and medium-sized enterprises that are looking to grow.

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The difference between debt financing and equity financing
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The difference between debt financing and equity financing

Debt or equity? This guide breaks down the difference between the two, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Mastering venture debt: A comprehensive guide
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Mastering venture debt: A comprehensive guide

Is your business scaling rapidly, but could do with some extra capital to support its growth? Are you starting to explore your fundraising options but are worried about the likelihood of being approved for a loan? Look no further than our comprehensive guide.

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Day in the life of a Portfolio Analyst
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Day in the life of a Portfolio Analyst

Delving into the details of our portfolio, Ilze Coetzee, a portfolio analyst, runs us through a day in her role, from waking up to winding down.

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Meet Me – Growth Lending’s Regional Head Chris Mears
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Meet Me – Growth Lending’s Regional Head Chris Mears

Our resident Bristolian on his time in the army, his porridge addiction and Leeds United’s glory days.

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Multi-sport facilities company secures $6m bridge loan to bolster expansion
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Multi-sport facilities company secures $6m bridge loan to bolster expansion

Ballparks National will use the funding to expand its softball and baseball sports complex to accommodate more people, sports and entertainment year-round.

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Growth Lending launches bridge loan to support rural US businesses
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Growth Lending launches bridge loan to support rural US businesses

Growth Lending has launched a new product designed to offer further support to rural US businesses in achieving their growth ambitions.

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Amazon Vendor versus Amazon Seller: What's the difference?
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Amazon Vendor versus Amazon Seller: What’s the difference?

Have you considered scaling your business through Amazon, but are confused about whether Amazon Vendor Central or Amazon Seller Central is the best fit?

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The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Vendor Central
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The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Vendor Central

Are you looking to take your business to new heights by becoming an Amazon Vendor? In this ultimate guide, we cover everything you need to know.

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Day in the life of a Senior Business Analyst
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Day in the life of a Senior Business Analyst

Tackling all things tech, our Senior Business Analyst, Kayleigh Bell walks us through a day in the life of her role, including her morning wake-up and go-to hot drink. 

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Invoice Financing: What Is It and How Could It Benefit You?
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Invoice Financing: What Is It and How Could It Benefit You?

Explore the benefits of invoice financing. Discover how it works, eligibility criteria and how it can support your business to access next-level growth.

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Mansion House Compact: The answer to unlocking £50bn of SME investment?
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Mansion House Compact: The answer to unlocking £50bn of SME investment?

The Local Government Pension Scheme offers a tremendous opportunity for investment in UK businesses, which would drive growth and create new jobs. But do we have the political will, asks Phil Woolas.

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Meet me - Director of Debt Finance, Katherine Woodfine
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Meet me – Director of Debt Finance, Katherine Woodfine

Travel enthusiast and full time supporter of growing businesses, Katherine shares her bucket list dreams and passion for helping companies reach their potential

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How to secure funding as an Amazon vendor
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How to secure funding as an Amazon vendor

Selling into Amazon can mean high upfront costs while you await payment for your goods, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Find out more about funding for Amazon vendors.

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Netherlands-based multinational secures $10m investment to support growth
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Netherlands-based multinational secures $10m investment to support growth

The global firm will use the funds for working capital to invest in growth strategies

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The Guide to Flexible Invoice Discounting
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The Guide to Flexible Invoice Discounting

A strong cash flow position is a key characteristic of any successful business and yet cash flow challenges can leave even the most robust of businesses reeling – discover how Flexible Invoice Discounting could support you.

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Ad Tech Industry: All You Need To Know
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Ad Tech Industry: All You Need To Know

Ad tech is the short term for advertising technology, and refers to the technologies and software used for delivering online ads. Discover all you need to know, here.

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How to build a diverse team
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How to build a diverse team

When it comes to recruiting, it should always be done with an open mind. Discover the importance of building a diverse team, and the benefits it will bring to your business.

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Meet me – Associate Director, Natalie Walker-Owen
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Meet me – Associate Director, Natalie Walker-Owen

From turning businesses around to seeking out adventure, find out more about our Associate Director’s role and her pursuits outside of work

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Proposed updates to UK bank capital rules: What this could mean for SMEs
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Proposed updates to UK bank capital rules: What this could mean for SMEs

The Bank of England’s proposals to EU bank capital rules could disproportionately impact SME lending – here’s what you need to know.

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Unleash your global potential: Get ready to grow
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Unleash your global potential: Get ready to grow

Prepare to go global with these key considerations for your expansion plan

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Growth Lending builds on US expansion efforts with new hire in Texas
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Growth Lending builds on US expansion efforts with new hire in Texas

Growth Lending has appointed Jeremy Talton as Senior Vice President of Sales as Growth Lending expands its operations in the US.

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The Story of Our Culture | Growth Lending
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The Story of Our Culture | Growth Lending

With culture an integral part of the fabric of Growth Lending, Organisational Psychologist Heather Bingham reveals exactly how our culture was curated and what it means for the organisation.

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Meet the team – our Senior Vice President of Sales, Keith Kirkland
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Meet the team – our Senior Vice President of Sales, Keith Kirkland

From falling into factoring to leading Growth Lending’s expansion efforts, learn all about our first US employee and his career story so far

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Report: Don't Bank On It
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Report: Don’t Bank On It

Download a copy of our latest research, looking at perceptions of business owners towards modern funding options.

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Expanding into new markets
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Expanding into new markets

Whether you are exploring product diversification, geographic expansion or an acquisition, discover the key considerations for expanding into a new market.

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Growth Lending appoints new Director of Debt Finance to bolster continued funding support for SMEs
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Growth Lending appoints new Director of Debt Finance to bolster continued funding support for SMEs

Katherine Woodfine joins the Growth Lending London team as Director of Debt Finance.

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Five ways to improve cash flow
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Five ways to improve cash flow

Cash flow management is vital for every business, but in the current economy it becomes even more important. Discover five expert tips for better cash flow management.

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Growth Lending expands to US following period of rapid growth
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Growth Lending expands to US following period of rapid growth

Following the successful launch of its international invoice finance product last year, Growth Lending will now share this proposition with the US market.

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Sustainable packaging provider wraps up £6m investment for international expansion
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Sustainable packaging provider wraps up £6m investment for international expansion

Transcend Packaging will use the funds to expand internationally, reach new global brands and support product development.

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Looming overheads: how fast-growing businesses can tackle rising costs
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Looming overheads: how fast-growing businesses can tackle rising costs

Leaning on the expertise of our portfolio, we assess the challenges facing growing firms and offer advice to SMEs.

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The Growth Lending Guide to Export Finance
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The Growth Lending Guide to Export Finance

Export finance covers a wide range of funding streams. Discover how your business can best utilise export finance to access next level growth.

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Guide to Bad Debt Protection
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Guide to Bad Debt Protection

As market uncertainty lingers, protecting against bad debts provides much-needed assurance to growing businesses.

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Fragrance licensing firm secures £600,000 funding to support ambitious growth plans
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Fragrance licensing firm secures £600,000 funding to support ambitious growth plans

Fragrance Group London will use the funds to strengthen its cash flow ahead of peak seasonal periods and maximise its global sales potential.

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Growth Lending North team secures new Manchester premises as group expands
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Growth Lending North team secures new Manchester premises as group expands

The North team has moved to new, larger premises in the heart of Manchester.

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Preparing for tomorrow’s world: How is the funding landscape changing for consumer brands?
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Preparing for tomorrow’s world: How is the funding landscape changing for consumer brands?

We look at the benefits and drawbacks to both funding levers, giving you an insight into how you can best maximise each option.

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Leisure goods producer secures £500,000 investment to bolster growth plans
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Leisure goods producer secures £500,000 investment to bolster growth plans

TotalCool will use the funding to expand into the B2B market and invest the continuous innovation of its new product line.

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What does budgeting mean for a small business?
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What does budgeting mean for a small business?

Budgeting effectively is crucial to the day-to-day operations of any business, but for smaller firms it’s even more crucial… 

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Should my business offer early payment discounts?
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Should my business offer early payment discounts?

For many businesses, the delay between delivering goods or services and customers paying their bills can cause real problems…

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How to finance a small business
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How to finance a small business

When it comes to financing a small business, there are a number of options available to owners. The most common method of financing is through personal savings, but other options include taking out a loan, using a credit card, and seeking investors.

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Overflowing inventory and the 90 day curse: How FMCG firms can overcome their challenges
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Overflowing inventory and the 90 day curse: How FMCG firms can overcome their challenges

Does your FMCG business face any of these common challenges? We may have the answer…

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FMCG wholesaler secures significant investment to support expansion plans
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FMCG wholesaler secures significant investment to support expansion plans

Oxbridge Associates will use the funding to establish a presence in more European countries.

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