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Advance Advice: Quick Term Solutions

We normally wouldn’t advise people to put their trust in looking for a quick term solution to a problem like debt. For some people using these platforms can result with being embroiled in a debt cycle where you see yourself paying larger sums at a more frequent rate Read more…

How Millennials Should Prepare for their Financial Future

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The Everchanging Generation

Millennials, also known as generation Y seem to be existing in a time when the world around us is changing quickly and at times, it can be hard to keep up. With society evolving rapidly from the influence of technology, millennials find themselves pressured to adopt all the expected life accomplishments which are proving to be not so easy nowadays.

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3 Types of Business You Should be Investing In

man-wearing-blue-blazer-on-business-meeting-picjumbo-comIt’s not always so simple and easy to choose businesses to invest in and buy shares from; however, you can get a good idea of where to put your money by looking at what industries are due to boom in the near future. It doesn’t have to be a large tech giant or long-established business empire you invest in, a well-placed investment in a small start-up can bring in some serious returns.

Without a good working knowledge of what industries, areas, and product/service types are due to perform well over the next 5 years, it’s not easy to come to an informed decision on where to invest. With that in mind, however, we’ll go through 3 types of businesses we think you should be investing in.

Online-Based Businesses

Ask anyone where all the money is going nowadays and people will tell you to look towards the internet. Online services and e-commerce has been successful for years and is only growing upwards from here on out. Whether you like the idea of investing in an online company selling men’s designer socks or something completely different like a popular blog which makes money from advertising revenue, there is plenty to get involved in.

It is estimated that business-to-customer e-commerce sales amount to a value of around $1,471 billion every single year, which is a staggering statistic. By investing in the right online business that is about to take the internet shopping world by storm, you could be making a fortune of your own in time.

Real-Estate Developers

One type of business which has not moved from its high position in the list of business to be investing in is real-estate developers. Property is one of the most valuable assets in the world, therefore there is plenty of money to be made in designing, developing, and selling it. Find a business that has great plans for creating something valuable in the future and you’ll have your target for investing money into.

While figures vary on how much the fruits of real-estate development are worth every year, we can only presume that these properties add up to somewhere in the billion, possibly even trillions worldwide! While this may mean that it takes a lot of capital to be able to invest in some of these highly valuable companies, there’s always opportunity to be found in this area of business. Many individuals and organisations across the middle-east even use real-estate developments in places like London for a straightforward investment which will continue to generate interest for the long-term.

Technology Creators

One piece of well-designed tech can revolutionise an industry, it’s just a matter of where this new phone, console, TV, or tablet is going to come from. Giants like Microsoft, Apple, and Google are always a safe bet for investment; however, low risk usually means low reward. If you’re looking for a big payoff, you will have to consider investing in a smaller start-up which you can see potential in. By investing in an organisation you see a bright future for, you might just find a big payoff coming your way in the next few years.

Capital markets are a great way to find businesses that are looking for people to buy up shares and other forms of assets in order to generate more working capital for their next big venture. Some are so corporate and complex that there are law firms which specialise in managing Capital Markets, however, some capital markets are a lot more flexible and open to new individual investors.

While there are multiple areas of business which may flourish in the future that we haven’t mentioned, that’s simply the nature of investments; no one can predict the future with certainty.

3 Areas of Finance Counsel for Businesses

Private EquityWhen it comes to owning, managing, or advising how a business can conduct its finances, sometimes you need to seek counsel from an outside source of expertise.

It’s a fact that most successful businesses in the modern day hire finance specialists to manage their assets, be them private or public, liquid or illiquid. These professionals know the finance industry well and try to ensure that your assets are not only safe but also that they grow and are being used to their full potential.

With this in mind, let’s look at some forms of finance counsel that businesses can take advantage of.

Accountancy Experts

Accountants are required by businesses large and small, they ensure that your company is doing everything it can to increase net profit and decrease expenditure. You don’t need to be an international conglomerate to benefit from having an accountant; many local sole traders even have at least one accountant!

So what can an accountant do for you? Well, when we consider how much money is often being siphoned out of your account through taxation, resources, letting, and other forms of deductions, a good accountant can find ways to minimise these outgoings. All these little, but honest, changes in tax reporting and financial contracts can not only save you cash every year, they also keep your business compliant with your country’s tax laws.

These are just some of the many ways that accountants can help businesses financially, you can get more information on other roles they can play by visiting them directly, like this one based in Glasgow: http://taxkings.co.uk/

Financial Business Planners

Financial planners exist for both individual people and businesses, but we’re going to focus on the type that caters to businesses. These professionals are great to have onboard early on in the financial year as they can come up with a spending and saving plan which is likely to result in higher profits and company growth at the end of the financial year.

What’s great about having a financial planner is that they can take your goals and overall strategy and pinpoint where exactly your assets can play a part in achieving your goals. They can also put a realistic time frame on these targets so that everyone in your business team can plan ahead for success.

One of the most important, and useful, functions of a financial planner is creating a budget you can stick to. Too many businesses end up in the red because they overspend or because they put too much money into illiquid assets which reduces their cash flow. A good financial plan can help your business stay in a positive position for further growth and profitability. You can get a better idea of what a financial planner does by looking them up directly, like this one in Melbourne: http://www.businessplancompany.com.au/

Private Equity Lawyers

Larger companies and corporations often require financial professionals who specialise more specific areas of business finance. One area many businesses choose to seek counsel for is Private Equity. Experts in this area focus on making the best decisions regarding assets and funding that is not on the public exchange. This is important because this capital can be used for many purposes, such as funding new business developments or balancing the books.

If you are a company working with large volumes of private equity assets, it can definitely pay off to seek counsel for this from experts. High-magnitude growth equity deals and tense acquisitions can make or break companies at their extremes, so you often need an expert to provide assistance. Naturally, we can’t provide a full list of how these private equity lawyers can benefit you; the subject is far too complex. If you want to learn more, consider visiting the website of a private equity firm.

The Take Away Message

The skills and knowledge you need to be successful businesses for the long-term can often be found when you seek financial counsel. Don’t be afraid to look outside of your in-house team to manage your assets and funds effectively.

There are helpful financial services out there for almost any business, no matter the type, size, or location.

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Spring Saving Tips For Your Heating Bills

A news article this week from The Telegraph is signalling the end of 28 different energy tariffs here in the UK, which will result in a not so nice hike for many people. If you’re subject to one of these rises, chances are you’ll be looking to save as much as possible. The good news is that you can start saving money on your bills today without even having to get in touch with your provider. All it involves is following some simple tips. Read more…

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Healthy Living, Healthy Bank Balance

There is a certain school of thought that in order to live a healthier lifestyle you need to spend a lot of money. Read more…

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Advance Your Cash This Winter

As we settle further into winter, the nights draw in nearer and we find ourselves spending more and more time in doors. Read more…

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Holiday Money Saving Tips

Living on a budget can be hard work but it doesn’t mean that you have to entirely cut out all of your luxuries, and that includes holidays. By making sensible decisions it is possible to take a break without breaking the bank. Read more…

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Important sites for students

Recently we were lucky enough to visit Glasgow Clyde College and talk with new students there about ways to save money. It wasn’t the usual  “studenty” talks with jokes about having cheap drinks at the bar and frozen pizzas for dinner every other day. Read more…

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Tips For Renting A Property

Searching for a good rental property? The supposed adventure involved can be incredibly easy if you know what to look out for. Read more…

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The Property Game

While some may be put off by the thought of the high amounts of money involved, the property market still has a lot to offer people. Read more…