This week, our Managing director Mark Smillie shares his thoughts on forward planning and the idea of utilizing finance to take your business to the next level. If you’re interested in receiving his newsletters, head on over and sign up here!


“Dear Business Community,

Well, I guess it could be a great weekend! I hear Barbados is sending over their best weather for us to enjoy, and hopefully lockdown is continuing to ease too.

Now that we are in a more positive frame of mind, if your business is (or might be) looking for funding then you might wish to bear the following in mind.

A good finance broker will save you money. By being connected to a team of specialist lenders, they can save you on things like interest rates by getting you the right type of finance for your business. And it can be done in 3-10 days.

So, DON’T be tempted to answer an easy looking online advertisement! You might be accepted but it might not be the right loan for you. Discuss your situation with me first and we’ll review lenders and options together.

I will not charge you, as the lenders pay me for taking the right applications to them. This means that it is in my interest to make you successful in your application.


Forward planning…

On the other side of all of this, don’t wait too long and apply for finance only when you really need it. Finance can be difficult to get and more expensive, when your bank balance is showing that it is starting to get under pressure.

A good broker will have many finance options for you right now, even if you don’t need it yet, because they know their industry and how to operate within it.

For instance, they might suggest a revolving credit facility, where the Government will pay your interest for the first year.

Here are two suggestions for you to consider.

1) In an ideal world, what type of finance, business loan, credit limit or access to funding, would “suit” your business?

Your imagination dreams of all sorts of activities and things that you would like, why not set it to business finance to make your dreams come true?

May I suggest this… 1 of the top 6 things the most successful people do on the planet everyday is:

Silence, get yourself relaxed, and dream for a moment while we have the time and the sun to inspire us Gently think what type of finance is going to take my business to the next level?

2) Call me to discuss your dream and vision for finance.


Why not put me to the challenge!! 

Just tell me what you want and see if I can deliver, you are welcome to call me on 07710 466166. Go for it…

Please note: You should only have 1 broker, and make sure they are good by looking at their named testimonials. There are three excellent reasons for this, but that’s a story for another day.

I have been doing this for over 20 years and I have surrounded myself with Life’s winners and can-do people.


Construction Sector Finance

You will pay too much if you go to a finance company, that is not looking to lend to your sector at the moment. CLICK HERE


Building Development Loans – SECURED AND BRIDGING

This is a specialist area and I believe I have one of the very best specialist brokers of this type of finance in the UK on my team, who will save you a great deal of stress, time and money CLICK HERE


Invoice Finance

With over 70 finance companies who will lend money on your book debts, it is vital you choose the right one as they all have different sweet spots (we can finance contractual work and Uncertified Applications for Payment) CLICK HERE


Do you currently have an Invoice Finance Facility?

Then you really should watch this video


Please pick up the phone and say hi! You are always welcome to call me on my personal mobile, number below…

Mark Smillie

The numbers you need: 0800 612 5364 or 07710 466166″

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