Conrad Ford is founder and CEO of Funding Options, an online marketplace for UK business finance.

Business Loans

What is asset finance and how does it work?

Asset finance is helpful if you need to buy equipment or transport to grow your small business but don’t have ready cash. It can also be advantageous for tax purposes.


Business credit cards: how to use them for steady cash flow

A business credit card can be a good option to ease a cash flow squeeze, but there are many other benefits to using a business credit card. Here, we take a look.


Coping with late payments as a small business

If your customers have payment terms you need to manage cash flow carefully, and a late payment can throw things off. Here are a few ways you can cope.

Alternative finance

What are the best alternatives to a business overdraft?

The alternative finance market is stepping into the hole left by overdrafts by introducing a number of innovative products, writes Conrad Ford.


Ten financial resolutions for a small business

Here are some top tips to keeping your small business finances in the best possible shape this year.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to raise finance if you sell on Amazon

Amazon is an important channel for many retailers, but companies selling on the platform can have a tough time raising money. Here, we give some advice.

Small Business Banking

What to do when the bank says no

Here, Conrad Ford presents some alternate options for businesses that find themselves turned down for a bank loan.

Startup Funding and Grants

Small business, big plans: How to raise growth finance

Here, we look at the diversity in the alternative finance market and what small businesses can expect in today's funding landscape.

Business Loans

Can I get a business loan with bad credit?

Conrad Ford explores the options for business funding for those without a squeaky clean credit rating.

Alternative finance

What is invoice finance?

Here, Conrad Ford details what it means for your small business to take out invoice finance.

Business Loans

How to find the best business loan

Here, Conrad Ford explores everything you need to know about pursuing a loan as a small business.

Alternative finance

Six tips for those comparing alternative business finance

Conrad Ford gives advice on choosing the right funding options before taking the plunge into your business.