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  • Business, SME

    How to clear the bottlenecks of business

    How to clear the bottlenecks of business. Starting a business is a daunting prospect. There are many hurdles which you, as a business owner, might need to navigate over the initial period. Setting up your procedures, getting the word out, and managing to make your initial investment go far are all difficult challenges. But if...

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  • Business, Loans, Property

    Buying a Business - Leasehold vs Freehold

    You’ve got two options when it comes to buying a business. You can buy the leasehold, where you’re purchasing the right to use the land for a set period of time, but don’t have the same property ownership rights. On the other hand, you can buy the freehold, where you’re outright purchasing the property itself,...

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  • Financial World, SME

    What’s made ASC so successful over the years?

    Here at ASC, we don’t exactly make our age a secret. In fact, we’re proud of it – if you’ve been following us, you’ll have seen many messages about our 50th anniversary. But it does lead to one particular question every now and then – how have we been so successful for so long? When...

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  • Financial World, SME

    Can you really help a SME if you aren’t one?

    Here at ASC, we put a lot of emphasis on the fact that one of the reasons we’re so good at helping SMEs, is that we are a network of them. Every ASC Regional Director owns their own small business, which helps them understand the position of any client that comes to them. Which brings...

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