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Undercover Billionare

UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE

May 19, 2021

This month instead of a book review, we have a business TV programme review instead. It is a series set in the United States called Undercover Billionaire and has now had 2 series which can be found on the Discovery Channel on Sky TV in the UK or via Amazon…

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Containers at a Freeport

FREEPORTS – WHY THE UK HAS TAKEN THIS PATH

May 19, 2021

A free port or “free zone” is an area that is inside the geographic boundary of a country, but which is legally considered outside the country for customs purposes. Freeports operate as secure customs zones, usually located at ports or airports, where business can be carried out inside a country’s…

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Red ball with smile denoting Happiness

THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE

May 18, 2021

A long-standing client recently recommended that I check out an inspiring TED talk she had just watched. It showcased how human productivity surges ahead when we’re feeling happy and positive. Given productivity gains are one of the fundamental engines for business and personal growth, I was keen to learn more.…

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A Guide to Supply Chain Finance

A GUIDE TO SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

Apr 29, 2021

Supply Chain Finance also known as Reverse Factoring It provides suppliers with immediate cash on invoices and the buyer gets the goods for a period of time before having to pay for them as the payment terms on the invoice remains unchanged or in some cases, even extended. Major UK…

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Alex MacDonald Head of Business Development

SNOWBALL RECRUITS HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Apr 26, 2021

NACFB Member and Finance consultancy business, Snowball, has recruited a Head of Business Development, Alex MacDonald.   In his new role, Alex will lead the business development strategy and be responsible for driving its relationships with introducers and raising the profile of the group.   Prior to this Alex has spent…

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Whats Your Trust Score

What’s Your Trust Score?

Apr 15, 2021

If you were to ask yourself how much you or your organisation is trusted, would you know the answer? How would you even begin to be objective about that? Don’t despair; there is a way of taking a scientific approach to understanding how much we are trusted by those around…

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LIBOR RIP

THE END OF LIBOR

Apr 13, 2021

The LIBOR rate used in finance is being replaced. The London Interbank Offered Rate was the benchmark used to price trillions of financial contracts worldwide.   For those not familiar with the rate, it could be considered similar to base rate in that underlying financial transactions are priced with a…

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Evergiven Container Ship

HIGH WINDS BLOW SUPPLY CHAINS OFF COURSE

Apr 13, 2021

More than 400 vessels were stranded in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea when the giant container ship Ever Given became wedged across Eqypts’ Suez Canal after it was knocked off course by strong winds. The ship is 400m long; the length of four football pitches and was carrying around…

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Recovery Loan

New Recovery Loan Scheme

Apr 12, 2021

The new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) was launched on the 6th of April. It is in many ways a replacement for Bounce Back Loans (BBL) and CBILS but has none of the key benefits of them such as – no interest for 12 months, capital repayment holidays and no fees.…

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