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Diminished Bottom Lines: National Minimum Wage Increase 2024

March 28, 2024

On April 1st 2024, the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will again increase in the UK. The National Minimum Wage was established in 1999 whilst the…

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Interest Rate Hiked Again : Little Relief for UK SMEs

March 29, 2023

The interest rate announcement from the Bank of England March 22nd has done nothing to boost the optimism of UK business owners. On the back of a higher than expected…

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Setting up a new business in the UK

March 17, 2023

As any business owner knows only too well, setting up a new business is an exciting but also a daunting prospect. We at Sallyport Commercial Finance launched our new business…

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Ultimate Year End Review for Business Owners

December 6, 2022

We’ve reached the final few weeks of 2022 and whether December is a busy time or a quieter period for your small business, there’s still time to complete a crucial…

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Electric Vehicle Market Rich with Business Opportunity

November 16, 2022

The electric vehicle is nothing new, surprisingly in fact the very first concepts of electric transportation came about over a century ago; it just happens that they were way ahead…

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Can you Prepare your Business for Recession?

November 3, 2022

If you haven’t started to prepare your business for recession yet, you’re not alone. With all the uncertainty globally and subsequent firefighting, you’re probably in the ‘think about it later…

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Treasury Announce $1 Billion Small Business Support for 11 More States

October 21, 2022

U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced an additional $1 billion in small business support in a further 11 states that may have been overlooked and underserved previously when it…

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How do Business Owners Lead Through a Recession?

September 20, 2022

Managing and leading a business is difficult at the best of times, but with talks of recession looming and businesses still reeling from the impact of world events over recent…

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Does Your Business Qualify for the ERTC Tax Credit?

August 31, 2022

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was established in 2020 as part of the CARES act in order to encourage employers to retain employees despite the negative economic effects of…

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10 Common Cash Flow Problems for Businesses

August 23, 2022

Cash flow is a fundamental metric that’s used as an indicator of the financial health of a business. In essence it’s the net amount of cash flowing into and out…

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The Up and Up of North American Smart Manufacturing

August 4, 2022

Since the turn of the century, manufacturing has evolved greatly. As new, advanced technologies drive the industry forward, manufacturing is clearly heading for a more automated, information-driven future and it’s…

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How Can Staffing Agencies Manage Labor Shortage?

July 13, 2022

It is becoming increasingly difficult for staffing agencies to meet the demands of clients by finding top talent. Many companies are having difficulty filling their staffing needs despite a slight…

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Health and Wellness – What’s Driving the Feel Good Factor?

June 22, 2022

If there was anything good to come out of the last couple of years, maybe it’s that people are prioritizing their health and wellness over anything else. Those that were…

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Pet Industry on a ‘Pawsitive’ Streak

June 9, 2022

Pets became priority again during the pandemic with owners forced to stay home to work and fill the void created by isolation with a furry friend instead. 18% of Canadian…

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Harnessing Growth Opportunities in the Beauty Industry

June 1, 2022

The beauty industry is big business and it’s getting even bigger. Globally, sales reached $511B in 2021 and are estimated to exceed $716B by 2025 with North America taking the…

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