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Why should growing food businesses consider invoice financing?

by Ruth Chamberlain

Here at Investly, we are aware that food businesses are some of the worst affected by poor cash flow, as grocery retailers tend to have lengthy payment terms. Typically growing food businesses in the UK will end up waiting 30-90 days to get paid for their goods - sometimes even as long as 180 days.

How Skin & Tonic eased seasonal cash flow using invoice finance (video)

by Nick Mayhew

 

Josh Wade, the director of Skin & Tonic, has used Investly since December 2016. They sell their organic cosmetics in over 20 different countries through their ecommerce site and wholesale line.

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.