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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?

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[...]

Case study: How a Welsh fudge producer got invoices paid in 2 days

by Migle Barauskaite

Meet Matt and Ben's Proper Fudge Company. With 7 Great Taste awards under their belt, they sure do know their sweets. Ben Robertson, the Director of Matt and Ben's has shared his story with Investly of how they went through the invoice finance process and what impact it had on their business. Matt and Ben's is an[...]

5 reasons you should be using invoice finance

by Migle Barauskaite

Times are changing, and so are the finance options for small businesses. With the alternative finance market in the UK reaching a whooping £3.2 billion in 2015, maybe it's time for your business to get a slice of the funding pie?

How Does Language Influence Investment Decisions?

by Investly tiim

In September, we surveyed our investors both in Estonia and in Europe generally to find out what are the most important aspects they consider before investing on the Investly platform and what are the elements that most influence their decisions. We surveyed 21 Estonian speaking and 17 investors English speaking[...]

Bank leaves 'competitor' out in the cold

by Ruth Chamberlain

 

In the last few months we have received a number of funding requests from customers all with the same problem - the banks were turning them down when they applied for a business loan. Most of these companies are reliable businesses with their finances in good shape. Typically, however, they lack personal wealth[...]

Investly’s first funded small business looks forward to a more creative future

by Investly tiim

Sixteen people invested on our platform to enable our first business to purchase essential machinery that they needed to grow.