The 5 steps to extending or refurbishing your pub or bar

About Acorn.finance Contact us  Don’t apply for a loan or mortgage without knowing exactly what you need.  Whilst in many cases someone with my experience might be able to give you options of what is available in the marketplace, if you only approach your own bank (like 60% of other UK business owners do) then […]

Help for Carillion’s stricken suppliers

Thousands of Small businesses across Britain have been hit, the British Business Bank offers a lifeline. About Acorn.finance Contact us Acorn.finance – solving your problems The fallout around Carillion’s collapse hits thousands of small businesses As small businesses across a multitude of business sectors are facing the realisation that their biggest customer has gone to […]

Don’t panic – interest rates are rising but it’s not the end of the world

Thanks to the Morning Advertiser for a great article explaining the impact of the recent interest rate hike on the licensed trade. The main points being; A £250,000 mortgage will increase by around £30 per month. A £500,000 mortgage will increase by around £60 per month. For the typical publican therefore, the impact of the hike […]

Bank of England Base Rate increase – November 2017

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee last week increased base rate for the first time since 2007. Although seen as a negative by many through the media and in business I’ve tried to keep a balanced view of the decision and the circumstances around it. The big picture is that the Bank Of England […]

Crowdfunding – How to invest in the future

In the last few years, a new form of funding has emerged and proven popular with both companies and investors. It’s called crowdfunding. Put simply crowdfunding is a way of being part of a much bigger product, service or start-up company without having to put too much money upfront yourself – as there is a […]

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