Optimum Finance SME trend analysis: SMEs post strong summer performance bucking the seasonal downturn Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has reported a summer boom for SMEs in the South West compared to growth in previous years and since the Brexit decision two years ago. In July and August 2018, revenues generated by small businesses increased …read more
A case study highlighting how one of our clients benefits from invoice discounting with Optimum Finance.
Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance is reporting exceptional growth with reported turnover performance eight times greater at the end of June compared to 2017. Founded in 2017, Optimum Finance provides tailored funding solutions for SMEs to enable them to release cash tied up in client and customer invoices. With staff numbers doubling over the past …read more
Mind the Gap: Optimum Finance warns SMEs to uphold their payment terms Inconsistent payment terms resulting in cash flow pressure and an opaque financial outlook are the key findings of a survey of SME businesses in the South West. Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance surveyed owners and senior managers in thirty-three companies across the region …read more
More than half of new UK businesses don’t survive beyond their first five years and while SME owners will readily blame the tax system, lack of bank lending or late payments, often the failure is down to something much more basic – bad financial management. The harsh truth is that many SMEs in Britain are …read more
A business news site recently featured the Optimum Finance app for SMEs (original article) Bristol-based invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has launched its industry’s first app aimed at accountants to empower them to gain almost immediate funding approval for their small business clients. The mobile and desktop app asks referrers eight simple questions based on …read more
Invoice financing case study for Luxus Trade home fragrances.
The effects of the recent recession have shown us that “control of cash is the single most important factor in running any business however good the product potential and however good the skills of the management team” (Genghis Khan Guide to Business). We explore the use of invoice finance to firm up a company’s cash …read more
It’s no secret that the survival of small business can be challenging for entrepreneurs in the UK — only four in ten businesses survive past the five year mark of running the business. Businesses fail from making continuous mistakes which lead to the collapse of their business, so knowing the causes of business failure is …read more
As the UK emerges from the worst recession post-war, its vulnerability to the funding gap has been seen to be particularly acute. Still, three or four years since we emerged Optimum SME Finance believe that as many as one in five SMEs could be overtrading. Overtrading is when new business absorbs working capital faster …read more