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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.

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    Economic Advisor required - No experience necessary?

    What springs to mind when you hear the word politician? Apart from the ‘obvious’ we may think graduate, well educated, articulate and possibly sympathetic to the nation (well, the last one may prove debatable) but one adjective that is generally missing is ‘experienced’ – something that we all know comes with age. Have you noticed...

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    Trust me I am a Banker

    Let me provide you with an insight into how the “bank manager” role has changed in the last few years! This is a true scenario: A client of ours has a loan for several million £s with a high street bank and quite rightly has the habit of checking the monthly computer produced statements carefully....

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    Edward Davenport is coming back

    This week’s papers were full of articles about the schemes of Eddie Davenport. I am quite surprised at how long it has taken the marketplace to wake up. Davenport’s features were pretty standard: high showbiz profile, glossy office address, promises which seemed to be too good to be true and so on. Yet so many...

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    After the Tsunami of Initiatives

    The government is producing one initiative after the other to help arrange finance for small businesses. The list is endless and I am happy to admit I am one that is not jumping for joy. Their new “brilliant” idea: “Credit Easing”. If it is as complicated as the EFG scheme we are likely to have...

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    Modern Marketing - Is Spelling important?

    There are two different types of school. There’s an old fashioned school (I am not saying that this is necessarily wrong) which talks about the demise of good spelling and grammar and links this with a problem with modern technology. There are many websites and many blogs discussing this topic. On the other hand, there...

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    Political meddling will not help small firms accessing finance

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    Are big banks failing small businesses?

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    Call Centres

    A new “earth shattering” research has been released. Call centres have realised that clients get annoyed when they are forced to deal with a call centre and have to communicate with somebody who hasn’t got a clue what they are doing. The research confirms “a good customer experience is essential”. So a number of companies...

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