Choice Business Loans Blog

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin.

These are our Blogs about alternative finance, SME loans and the broader business environment

Peer-To-Peer Lending With The Secret Investor

Goodbye from the Secret Investor

Last post: Oct 24, 2019

The Secret Investor summarises his thoughts after 4 years of writing about his P2P investments. What has he learned, what does he think will happen to the industry now and what will he do from now on?

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Reviews Of The Peer-To-Peer Lending Sites

InvestUP - The P2P Superstore

Last post: Dec 21, 2015

Diversification. That is the key to successful P2P lending but such a strategy, with funds spread across many platforms, can be extremely time consuming. The InvestUP Crowdfunding brokerage has been established to alleviate this problem by enabling investors to distribute their capital across many P2P hosts using just one account. Currently, offerings are listed from over 20 P2P sites in this online superstore of opportunities.

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Special Reports & Infographics

What is marketing - and how it can benefit your business

Last post: Nov 8, 2021

At Choice Business Loans we want to see our clients thrive, which is why we take the time and care to provide them with the right advice when it comes to loan solutions available to them. Beyond smart finances, running a successful SME often includes lots of multitasking and balancing of priorities. One such priority that can be difficult to get to grips with but is hugely important, is marketing. Nicole Martin of Pinpoint Marketing shared with us her top tips on getting it right - and some thoughts on when it may be time to outsource.

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Relevant Issues Blog

Developing a PR strategy

Last post: Jun 27, 2023

Implementing an effective PR strategy as part of your overall marketing strategy will help you communicate with your audiences through various channels in a meaningful way​. Press coverage i.e. unpaid coverage from an independent third party, presents your business and its products or services as credible and trustworthy​ An effective PR strategy can also help you increase company awareness, it can assist the sales process, drive employee engagement and attract talent and complement other marketing activities.

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Recent Blog posts

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  • Businesses often evolve organically - you have an idea and that becomes reality. You love what you do and you’re passionate about sharing it with others. Everything is rosy, and every task is tackled with enthusiasm and energy. With hard work and a fair wind, a sustainable business emerges. Over time you’ll have good days and not so good days and realise that sharing the load is the next step. Do you want to stay small or grow tall?

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    A professional headshot is a great investment if you want to improve your professional image. A professional headshot can help you look your best, make an excellent first impression, and build trust with potential clients and partners.

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    A business plan is a critical document for any entrepreneur seeking funding from investors. It outlines the company’s mission, products or services, financial projections, and management team, among other things.

    Investors use the business plan to evaluate a company’s potential and decide whether to invest. In this article, we will discuss the key elements that investors look for and how to structure a ‘funder-friendly’ business plan.

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    The Bounce Back Loan was widely taken up by businesses during the pandemic. It was quick and it was cheap, it also felt that with no PG and backed by the Government it was a no brainer!

    But, in the aftermath of COVID and now reality is setting in, what does having a BBL mean for business owners?

    We asked Ian Robert, IP at Moore Kingston Smith, how the British Business Bank was reacting to businesses going into

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    Finding your USP

    Dec 12, 2022

    What do you or your company stand for? Easy question - difficult to answer.

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