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The ASC Finance for Business Blog – A collection of our thoughts, opinions, (and sometimes general musings) on everything to do with all aspects of business finance, commercial finance, small businesses, and general news about ASC Finance for Business.

  • Business, Financial World, Loans

    Going for Broke(r)

    Last week, we talked about the importance of finding the right lender for your business. This week, we’re going to tell you about an equally important part of finding a loan – your broker. Now, let’s be honest here – it might seem self-serving for a broking firm to tell you that their services are...

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  • ASC Newsletters

    Modern Look, Traditional Relationships – ASC in 2019

    2019 so far has been a brand-new year for ASC in more ways than one. Our new website and new branding have breathed a breath of fresh air into the entire ASC network, cementing us as a modern business. With the assistance of modern conveniences, we’ve seen a 10% increase in year-on-year business in January...

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  • Banks, Finance, Loans

    Bad Lender, Bad Loan, Bad Luck

    The lender is the linchpin of every finance deal. This might seem like a stupid statement to make – of course business finance relies on the person who provides the money! But what we mean isn’t that you need a lender to make a loan – it’s that you need the right lender to get...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Banks, Finance, Financial World

    The Search for a Loan – What’s right for You?

    A “loan” is a simple word, but it encompasses a multitude of financial options so wide that an inexperienced viewer can easily get lost. Trying to find the right loan can be confusing, and we’d never recommend looking without a specialist who can sort the bewildering array of options into something more palatable. With so...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Business, Economy

    Emails, Online and the Internet – are they really killing Professional Relationships?

    The world doesn’t communicate like it used to. Humanity has gone from telephones being an expensive novelty only used by the super-rich, to everyone carrying one around. Instead of taking days to send a letter, messages seconds. In the last 20 years, this has accelerated even further – the advent of the internet has made...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Business, Financial World, SME

    Is Bigger Really Better? The Advantages of Small Business

    Money makes the world go ‘round. It’s an old adage, but one that often holds true. In many scenarios, the more money you have, the better you’ll do. It’s tempting to apply this across the business world as well – a big company with more money to throw around is bound to produce a better...

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  • ASC Newsletters, Financial World

    An Honest Professional, or a Boring Paper-Pusher? What makes a good broker?

    At ASC, we talk a lot about how we’re the right kind of broker. But what makes a good SME broker? What do you need when running a brokerage in order to provide SMEs with the service they need? 1.      Perspective and Knowledge One of the most important things you can have is a sound...

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  • Finance, Financial World

    Specialisation, Yes. Restrictions, No.

    At ASC, we know what we can do, and what we can’t. We’re specialised commercial, business and property finance brokers, and we stick to what we know best. In the finance broking world, specialisation is key. Just like how different types of finance have different requirements from lenders, they need different skillsets in a broker....

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  • Financial World

    A Tool Like No Other

    What’s the most useful tool you use at your job? It’s a simple question, but not a simple answer. To some it might be as easy as a stapler, or a craftsman’s multi-tool. For others it might be some high-tech program that automates various tasks, or even just their computer itself. However, one set of...

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  • Financial World

    Experience and Understanding – Always Necessary!

    Nobody knows a business like its accountant. Their knowledge of a business’ books and finances means they have a better understanding of the exact situation a business is in than any other employee. This puts them in a unique position when it comes to business finance – their understanding of a business means they can...

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