Unleash Your Ambition

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on May 31, 2019 1:06:00 PM

Ambition. It's what turns a good idea into a great business. It's the force that unites entrepreneurs across Ireland. It's what drives them, day after day, to build the brilliant businesses that become the backbone of our economy.  

At a time of increasing uncertainty, Irish SME ambition continues to dig deep. SME owners time and again turn to Linked Finance's game-changing lending to turn their ambitions into reality.  

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Business Growth, Ambition

How to Grow Your SME

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on May 21, 2019 3:45:02 PM

Growing your SME is exciting. Getting to a point where you have a steady stream of customers is just the first step. Sustaining your ambition to grow comes next. If you find yourself at the point of contemplating new growth, you will need capital to finance your plan.

A well-thought out growth agenda takes consideration, so this week's blog will help you think through your plan and show you the pitfalls to avoid.

 

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Business Growth, Ambition

Managing Your SME's Cash Flow

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Apr 26, 2019 12:09:34 PM

Every SME knows what it's like when invoices are all out, but there's still no payment on the way... You’ve brought business in, you've worked hard, and you've got every expectation that you will be able to pay the bills. The problem is that often your customers will pass on their cash flow problems to you.

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Topics: SME's, Working Capital, Business Loans

Collaborate to Innovate - Why Teamwork is Good for Your SME

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Apr 9, 2019 2:32:06 PM

SME entrepreneurs are competitors at heart. They desire to begin, grow and win. Yet no matter how brilliant a strategy, in business those who play a solo game will lose out to a team.

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Collaboration

Cost-Effective PR Tactics for SMEs

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Mar 26, 2019 11:24:45 AM

Getting your name in the papers is a powerful way to build your brand, raise awareness and attract customers. Earned media is much more credible than advertising and best of all, it's free.

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, PR

Preparing for Brexit

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Mar 11, 2019 10:31:24 AM

These are uncertain times for Irish SMEs. After more than two years of endless debate and constant media coverage, it seems we're still no closer to knowing how Brexit will eventually pan out. Whatever the outcome, though, the impacts will be wide-ranging and now is the time for Irish businesses to prepare...

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Brexit

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Feb 28, 2019 2:56:00 PM

An effective elevator pitch can often be the only difference between you and your competition. If you're up to your eyes in trade shows, conferences, or business lunches, be sure to have a tried and trusted pitch at the ready

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Business Loans

How To Receive Exceptional Customer Feedback

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Feb 22, 2019 11:48:27 AM

Customer delight is everyone’s responsibility. Modern SMEs cannot afford to make their customers unhappy. If you don't meet their expectations, they can publicly share their criticism online. It's so easy nowadays for any customer, client, or happenstance bystander to share their instant discontent on the likes of Facebook Reviews, TripAdvisor, Yelp, or Google Reviews...

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Customer Feedback

7 Simple Steps to Taming Your Email Inbox

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Feb 8, 2019 2:40:30 PM

The onslaught of emails is constant, particularly when you're running your own business. Figuring out how to manage the never-ending wave of communications is key to squeezing the most out of each day.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Business Loans

Networking for SME Success

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Jan 31, 2019 12:24:00 PM

We’ve all been told at one time or another that "it’s not what you know but who you know" that counts. Now, while there is no substitute for real knowledge and expertise, it certainly helps to have a highly developed network of contacts. 

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Networking Strategies

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A Better Way to Borrow for Your Business

Linked Finance connects great local businesses who need loans with thousands of individual lenders. This is about using technology to bring business lending back to basics; real people with savings lending to great local businesses at attractive interest rates. Businesses get the funds they need to grow, lenders make a fair return. Everybody wins!

If you need a loan to grow your business, talk to Linked Finance

  • You get a same-day credit decision.
  • You can borrow up to €300K.
  • No early repayment penalties.
  • A friendly, no-hassle approach.
  • Promote your business.
  • Win new customers as part of the process.

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