Tips & Guides
Angel Investors Explained
Angel Investors are private investors who finance small businesses in exchange for equity. Discover how to find an Angel Investor today.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Debt Factoring
We take a look at what Debt Factoring is, why it could be useful for you, and what are the advantages and disadvantages.
How to pay self-assessment tax when self-employed
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.
How to start a successful dog walking business
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!
Everything you need to know about Annual Investment Allowance
We explain annual investment allowance, highlighting what AIA allowance is, what qualifies for annual investment allowance and how it works.
How to market your business
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!
How to make your business more eco-friendly
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.
How to calculate net cash flow (including formulas)
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.
How to find investors for small businesses
Understand the types of investors for small businesses available and follow our tips on how to find one.
How to get a government grant
Wondering how to get a government grant for your start up or established business? We explain the process of obtaining business government grants.
How to choose the right business loan
Looking for a small business loan? Before you apply, understand the different loan types available. Capalona helps you choose the right business finance option.
How to buy commercial property at auction
Understand how to buy commercial property in the UK at auctions with Capalona. We discuss everything you need to know when buying commercial property.
Buy now, pay later for businesses
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…
Business loans from family and friends
Borrowing business loans from family members & friends can be complex. We discuss how to borrow money & loan agreements between family members.
Funding support for black-owned businesses
We celebrate & encourage minority owned businesses by providing secured & unsecured loans. Discover companies that support black owned businesses here.
What is a Director's Loan?
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.
What is Equity Finance?
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.
How to buy a business
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.
What is an invoice? (and how to invoice your clients)
Our invoice guide helps you to understand what an invoice is, the different components of an invoice, and how to write one for clients.
The differences between net and gross profit (and how to calculate them)
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…
What is Vendor Finance?
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.
6 ways to access free business legal advice in the UK
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.
What are debentures, how do they work and do you need one?
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.
11 ways you can protect your company from insolvency
Cash flow is the downfall of many businesses, don’t let yours be one of them. Here’s how you can protect your business.
Valentine's Day for businesses: Marketing tips and ideas
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.
New Year's business objectives and goals for SMEs in 2024
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.
How to get free business debt advice for your SME
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.
How to switch your business bank account
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.
Getting through your first year of business: a survival guide for small businesses
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.
A guide to handling unpaid invoices for small businesses
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.
How much does it cost to start a business in the UK?
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.
How to work from home effectively (and juggle everything else)
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.
Should your employees work from home?
Since you started recruiting members of staff into your business, you’ve probably been asked the question: ‘can I work from home today?’
Everything you need to know about Crowdfunding
We take a look at what crowdfunding means, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as how to have a successful crowdfunding strategy.
What is a personal guarantee - and do you need one?
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.
Business credit score: How to check and improve your company credit report
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.
Simple money-saving tips for your small business
Regardless of how well your business is performing, you should always keep an eye on cost-cutting measures for your small business.
How to convert visitors through your website
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.
How to recruit the best employees for your small business
How can you attract and recruit these job seekers into your small business? And, most importantly, how can you retain them?
How to generate B2B leads on LinkedIn
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.
Yearning for self-employment? 10 viable business ideas for 2024
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.
7 easy ways to generate PR for your small business
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.
How to protect intellectual property in business
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
Accountant or Bookkeeper - who is right for my 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?
5 easy social media hacks for your small business
Social media is an invaluable tool for any small business. Here are 5 easy social media hacks that you can start using today!
5 things you need to know about having a merchant account
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.
5 reasons how open banking could help your business
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.