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3 hidden costs killing your business

by James Crew

Whilst you're busy running the day-to-day operations, sneaky subscriptions and unnecessary costs can easily bloat your company budget. However, as we've learned from our customers, awareness of alternative options is key to avoiding these common pitfalls.

4 proven tips for getting better prices from your suppliers

by Kristjan Velbri

We asked our customers for tips on how they got better prices from their suppliers. Here’s what they came up with.

 

3 tips for boosting your cash flow that will guarantee you a calm Christmas

by Nick Mayhew

Most of us agree that Christmas is a lovely time of year. There's bright lights, delicious food and drinks, and - of course - the office parties…

Investly newsletter - November 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

By far the most important piece of news is the launch of our new website. Our small but talented development team worked months to create a portal that will allow us to seamlessly scale our product. Most of the changes were done based on users’ feedback, which we value greatly. We will continue to improve the site[...]

The 4,000-year-old secret that could grow your business

by Ian Gordon

You run a small business with big ambitions. You and your team have plenty of inspiration, you’re not afraid of perspiration, and you’re hungry to grow. So what is standing in your way, and preventing your business from reaching its goals?

Investly newsletter - October 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

Demand for invoice financing is growing fast. To keep up with demand, we visited LendIt Europe, the largest P2P conference in Europe. We met our shareholders and a number of investors interested in invoice financing. We're also growing as a team. We've moved offices in London to allow further expansion of our UK[...]

Which invoice discounting platform has the lowest fees for investors?

by Kristjan Velbri

Albert Einstein is quoted having said that compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. A portfolio growing 10% annually will double in just 7 years assuming income is reinvested (35 years for 2%). However, a small fee can eat away a sizeable piece from your returns, slowing down the growth rate of your[...]

Investly newsletter - September 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

September was a very busy month for the whole team at Investly. We signed up a record number of new customers and investors purchased a record amount of invoices. We also implemented a few improvement to the website.

5 things you should know about invoice finance

by Kristjan Velbri

1. What is it?

As an entrepreneur, you know that working capital (cash) is the lifeblood of your business. Small businesses must absorb direct costs, labour and other expenses weeks or months before getting paid. Landing a large customer or getting a huge order is good for business, but it can put extra pressure[...]

How homemade fudge made it to 200 M&S stores in the UK (video)

by Kristjan Velbri

Investly allows businesses to unlock cash from their invoices, resulting in increased sales and improved liquidity. Without it, businesses would have to wait weeks or months to receive payment. Just like many small businesses in the UK, Matt and Ben’s Proper Fudge Company faced long payment terms of 60 days on[...]