We're delighted to announce we recently reached an agreement with Portuguese digital bank, BNI Europa that will see up to €50 million in additional funding made available to Irish SMEs across via Linked Finance.
Who wouldn’t jump at the chance of freeing up time spent on administrative tasks to concentrate more fully on the ‘brass tacks’ of their business?
Running a business with finite resources, whilst simultaneously navigating the administrative burden associated with government legislation, can be a minefield for the busy, self-employed sole trader or the office manager at an Irish SME.
Topics: Business Loans
When this Wexford childcare business needed to fund an exciting expansion, time was of the essence. So owners, Michelle & Michael, chose a P2P business loan from Linked Finance for the speed and ease of access.
Topics: Business Loans
No matter who you are or what your business, there will come a point when you need to put together some sort of deck or slideshow.
Social media can be tough to wrap your head around sometimes. The jargon, the technology and the ever-increasing number of platforms are almost impossible to keep up with. And for an SME trying to build an online tribe, it's hard to know where to begin.
People make many important choices when starting a business, such as where to locate and how much to invest. However, arguably the most important decision of all, and the one with the most sweeping consequences, is their choice of business structure.
The structure of a business affects such far-reaching issues as who will make critical decisions in the future, how much tax the business will pay, how profits and losses will be distributed among key stakeholders, and the nature of the liabilities faced by the business owners.
Whatever your sector, you have probably come across the term ‘big data’. Big data is used by a growing number of businesses to improve customer service, modify a product or service, and generally forge ahead. As an SME, you may well be wondering if it is something that’s best left to the big boys. The good news is that you needn’t hang about on the sidelines. Whatever your company size, you can use big data insights to get a better understanding of your customers - and the way they interact with your business.
It’s not always easy to make big things happen as a smaller business or start-up. Budgets are tight, resources are limited and there’s the constant challenge of trying to do more with less. This is especially true when it comes to marketing your business and achieving the kind of sustainable growth you need to compete with the big names in your industry.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to become law on the 25th of May 2018, and will essentially replace the numerous laws on data protection with one overlying protocol. The GDPR relates to businesses of all sizes, and small to medium enterprises can benefit from preparing themselves for the changes ahead.