• Business Insights

    Your guide to selling to blue-chip companies

    Selling to large enterprises can be a game-changer for many small businesses. Who wouldn’t want to bring in higher-value contracts while getting a reputational boost from providing services to blue-chip corporations?

  • News

    Growth Street’s 2017 SME election survey

    Few people expected the election result that greeted the UK on June 9th. Amid widespread uncertainty in the wake of a hung parliament, small businesses have not been at the top of the political agenda. But in the buildup to the election, Growth Street surveyed a small sample of our borrowing customers to gauge business owners’ priorities for the next 12 months, as well as getting a snapshot of their views on the election itself. The responses were fascinating. Below are a couple of the most pertinent findings:

  • Business Insights

    How to motivate your sales team

    Every small business should have a cause, mission or goal that they are working towards. It is the responsibility of senior leaders to build motivated teams that are dedicated to working towards the organisation’s vision of success. With over a decade of experience managing teams of over 200 people in commercial finance, retail finance and fintech, I know that there are many potential ways to motivate your team. So, what should you do?

  • Business Insights
    Borrowing

    How do successful businesses deal with cash flow?

    Successful business owners seemingly have one thing in common, they proactively manage their cash flow and address the key issues which can improve it.

  • Business Insights
    Borrowing

    Who cares about cash flow?

    The majority of UK business owners do. According to the C2FO Working Capital Outlook Survey, 55 percent of businesses surveyed say that cash flow problems are their biggest obstacle to business growth.