Face for Business
recently came across a publication which we think will help start-ups and SME’s. 
The Business Finance Guide
is a ‘unique guide that sets out the main things to consider and outlines sources of finance available to businesses’.  The guide contains a number of resources to help businesses make an informed choice about the options available to them.  Click here to review the document.


ICAFW Corporate Finance Faculty

The guide has been devised by the ICAFW Corporate Finance Faculty in association with the British Business Bank, and is supported by a number of partners including the Federation of Small Businesses, The Institute of Directors, as well as the UK Crowdfunding Association and of course the British Chambers of Commerce.


Invaluable Entrepreneurial Advice

The guide states that it is ‘invaluable’ for entrepreneurs who are starting a business.  The guide provides invaluable advice in terms of questions to ask and signposts to free advice relating to finance.  There is also a section on what to do if things go wrong.  This guide seems to have all bases covered.


Read more about the guide within this pdf document

Outsourcing your telephone answering

Face for Business would like you to consider factoring a telephone answering service in your business plans, as starting out can be overwhelming and all-consuming initially, and when you are out pitching, networking, or having your first meeting with a new client, you will want to ensure that your professional image is upheld and be rest assured that your calls are in good hands.  Our PAs make it their business to know yours, and will answer the phone as if they are your receptionist.  We call handle for many small businesses and start-ups ranging from advisers to surveys to shop owners and also cleaning and maintenance companies.  


Call Handling Process

Have a view of our video which describes the telephone answering process to gain a better understanding of the benefits a call handing service, such as Face for Business can offer you.


We hope this guides provides some insightful information to help you on your quest to start your own business!