Articles by Helen Jackson
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of invoice discounting and decide whether it is the right financing option for you.
Angel Investors are private investors who finance small businesses in exchange for equity. Discover how to find an Angel Investor today.
We take a look at what Debt Factoring is, why it could be useful for you, and what are the advantages and disadvantages.
Struggling to know how to choose the business bank account for you? Read our useful tips & find the best small business bank accounts with Capalona.
Paying taxes as self-employed doesn't need to be complicated, know the self-employed taxes deadline & how to pay your self-employed taxes with Capalona.
Wondering how to start a dog-walking business? Starting a dog walking business doesn’t have to be complicated, follow our dog walking business tips today!
Capalona discusses everything you need to know about being self employed, from self employment insurance to tax requirements & more.
We explain annual investment allowance, highlighting what AIA allowance is, what qualifies for annual investment allowance and how it works.
Social Media, PR & Search strategies can take your business to the next level. Discover the best ways to market your business with a limited budget today!
Invoice writing can be tricky, so learn how to write an invoice with Capalona today by following our simple steps.
See here for Eco-Friendly business ideas, from cleaning products to best practices, we have ideas to help you reduce your impact on the planet.
Knowing what net cash flow is & how to calculate net cash flow is important to ensure that your business is healthy. Use our net cash flow formula here.
Here we help to explain the differences between debtors and creditors and how to manage these parts of running a business.
Understand the types of investors for small businesses available and follow our tips on how to find one.
Wondering how to get a government grant for your start up or established business? We explain the process of obtaining business government grants.
Working capital is calculated by taking a company’s current assets & deducting current liabilities. Know how to calculate working capital with Capalona
Looking for a small business loan? Before you apply, understand the different loan types available. Capalona helps you choose the right business finance option.
Understand how to buy commercial property in the UK at auctions with Capalona. We discuss everything you need to know when buying commercial property.
Thinking of starting a buy-to-let business? We discuss how to start a buy to let business on the right foot. Find out more here…
Grow your business sales with buy now pay later solutions. Understand why you should use buy now, pay later for your business & how to choose a provider…
Borrowing business loans from family members & friends can be complex. We discuss how to borrow money & loan agreements between family members.
From 2023- March 2026, companies are able to claim 100% capital allowances on some plant & machinery investments. Find out more about full expensing.
We celebrate & encourage minority owned businesses by providing secured & unsecured loans. Discover companies that support black owned businesses here.
We take a look at what is a Director's loan, how Director’s loans work, and the benefits and limitations of this financial approach.
Sorodo Limited has become the first 2023 Business Champion for Hope House Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice by donating £1,500 making us a "Bronze Champion"
We take a look at what debt financing is, its advantages and disadvantages, and the types of debt financing available. Find out more here.
Equity finance is the process of raising capital through the sales of shares in your business. To understand equity financing in detail, read more here.
Sometimes, buying an existing business can be a great way into business ownership — you don’t have to start from scratch. But before you take the leap, there are some things you should know.
We provide everything you need to know about Sole Traders, including the advantages and disadvantages of becoming one.
Our invoice guide helps you to understand what an invoice is, the different components of an invoice, and how to write one for clients.
We help to clearly explain the differences between net and gross profit, and how to calculate both net and gross profit. Find out more here…
If you’ve got big business expansion plans, or you’re looking for other ways to grow your business, have you considered alternative funding?
If you’ve got a long-standing relationship with your supplier, there’s a chance you could benefit from vendor finance to pay directly for goods and services.
If you’ve got a quick legal question, where can you turn for free business advice in the UK? Here are 6 ways you can get free legal advice.
Capalona can help provide information on Green Finance, Green investing and the importance of a Green Finance Strategy in 2023.
If you’ve tried to wrap your head around debentures and ended up more confused, you’re not alone. Debentures can be difficult to understand.
Cash flow is the downfall of many businesses, don’t let yours be one of them. Here’s how you can protect your business.
Although the number of people out there celebrating Valentine’s day has decreased in the last year, the Brits who are celebrating are spending around £23 per person on the romantic holiday. So there’s still some serious cash to be made.
The New Year has arrived! Now is a great time to start thinking about what you want to achieve this year. Here are some business goals for SMEs to consider.
Business debt is worrying and if you’re kept up at night because of money worries, these resources can help you find a way through.
Switching your business bank account to a brand new one can mean better interest rates, useful benefits and better customer experience. So why, then, do many businesses put it off? Because it seems like a hassle you just don’t need.
You’ve worked hard to convert new clients into loyal customers, but what happens if one of your employees leaves taking a valued client or member of staff with them?
In this guide, we’re talking you through some common pitfalls, and new business owners give you their best pieces of advice to help you build and sustain your business post-pandemic.
You probably keep reading about how cash flow is the lifeblood of any business - and it’s true, it is. You need working capital to run a business. Late payments kill 50,000 small businesses and cost the UK economy £2.5bn each year.
According to Barclays, only 47% of small businesses in the UK have a formal business plan in place that is written down or recorded.
You’re considering starting a business, which means doing something you love, the ability to set your working hours (excusing yourself from the dreaded 9-5), and financial freedom.
Who’s loving lockdown? Probably not many of you - but it’s necessary to keep the country on track and protect those who are vulnerable. For many of us, we’re entering our seventh week under lockdown restrictions.
Saving money when you’re operating and growing a small business in the UK is the number one priority for many business owners. According to Bionic, the average business electricity bill per year can be as much as £3,146 for a medium-sized business
Since you started recruiting members of staff into your business, you’ve probably been asked the question: ‘can I work from home today?’
We take a look at what crowdfunding means, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as how to have a successful crowdfunding strategy.
According to Testimonial Engine, 72% of customers don’t take action until they have read reviews.
If you’re a company director in the UK looking for a cash injection to help you grow your business, you’re not alone. According to Finder.com, 27% of SMEs taking part in the British Business Bank survey 2018 reported being financed by loans.
Running a business can be draining, both emotionally and financially. And when you’ve got nothing else to give financially, you might start looking into business funding and financing options to help support the growth of your company.
Alongside attracting new clients and customers, finding an office space that works for your business and its employees (while not costing the earth!) is crucial to run your business effectively.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Congratulations, it’s an exciting time! This piece will help you understand what the market for new business looks like from 2018 and explores the industries that continue to flourish in the UK.
Regardless of how well your business is performing, you should always keep an eye on cost-cutting measures for your small business.
It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave.
As a small business, it’s only right that you see fit to spend what little budget you have on business-related expenses. It’s evident that marketing might not fit into the top ten things to spend your money on.
How can you attract and recruit these job seekers into your small business? And, most importantly, how can you retain them?
Did you know? The LinkedIn platform has 260 million active users - with 25 million of these based in the UK. So it’s safe to say it’s a pretty good platform for meeting like-minded business professionals.
With the ever-increasing cost of childcare looming over the heads of working parents, can becoming self-employed help ease the struggle?
Be your own boss. Here are 10 of the very best small business ideas for 2024 that will cost little, or absolutely nothing to start up.
Generating PR for your business is a great way to get your name out there. It can feel quite daunting at first, but once you know where to start, you'll begin to wish you had begun years ago. Check out these easy top tips to help get you started.
So, your business has been pretty steady for a few years now and you're ready to scale up. It can feel like a scary leap to take if you have never done it before but we've compiled a handy list of top tips that will help you along the way.
It's so easy to overlook your intellectual property when you're a startup. Even companies who've been in business for a while but are scaling up can easily forget just how important it is to protect yourself and your business
Starting a business comes with a lengthy to-do list, not to mention the massively distracting and time-consuming bookkeeping, tax, and accounting. So, which one is best for your business, Accountant or bookkeeper?
Running a business is rarely smooth sailing, and it's easy to fall down the rabbit hole of stress. So, here's five great ideas to help when you're contemplating if its all really worth it.
Social media is an invaluable tool for any small business. Here are 5 easy social media hacks that you can start using today!
Small businesses are starting to gain recognition for their achievements and it's being welcomed with open arms.
If you’re planning on taking payment via debit or credit cards within your business then there's no doubt about it, you’re definitely going to need a merchant account. So, what exactly is one and why do you need it? Let’s find out.
Need to know the difference between the two but have no idea where to start? Fear not. Read on to find out everything you need to know, the good, the bad the ugly and which one is best for you.
So, let's get down to the nitty-gritty, what exactly is open banking? Maybe you've read the term in an article somewhere or heard it on the radio and never gave it much thought.
Running and owning a business isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. It’s a constant merry go round of balancing the books, penny-pinching and trying to keep your running costs low