Blog

With contributions from all our experts within The Northern Affinity, our blog is a hive of information and advice to help you grow your business and develop your skills.

June 22nd, 2019

Commercial Property

When starting a business, there comes a time when hunting for a business premises begins. This perhaps may come in the form of an office, warehouse, yard, store fronts etc. However there comes a time when you have to make the decision between leasing a premises and applying for a commercial mortgage. In this short article, allow me to give you an overview to what a commercial mortgage is, and how it may benefit you.

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February 3rd, 2020

The Northern Affinity Partners Meeting – Friday 31st January 2020

We enjoyed a fantastic partner event on Friday. It was a great opportunity to connect and share valuable knowledge. We will be hosting these events on the last Friday of every month at the Northern HQ.  Business and Brand Strategy Distinguishing a clear business and brand strategy can be confusing. However, we were lucky enough… … MORE

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July 5th, 2019

Think about how you have helped people and not just hitting targets!

For those that know me, know that my background is business development and sales. I also worked predominately in the banking sector and did so around the time of the financial crisis.

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February 11th, 2020

Finding your business tribe – the benefits of networking.

Maybe we’re biased, but we think networking groups are a pretty good idea. Whether you’re a regular at your group’s weekly meeting or part of a social media message, there’s a community out there for everyone. There’s many benefits to joining a group; we think we can sum them up to three main wins.  Business… … MORE

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February 25th, 2020

Why we should support our local independents.

In The Northern Affinity, we love that we work with so many small businesses. It’s a great way of building community, developing leads and working collaboratively. However, it’s still challenging for independent businesses to make their initial mark. This week, we’re taking a look at why it’s so important to support local, independent businesses. Keep… … MORE

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June 28th, 2019

Unsecured business loans

Every business at some stage of their life will require some form of funding; whether this be at the start up phase or during periods of growth and even perhaps during times of cash flow uncertainty.

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June 15th, 2019

Factoring finance

Factoring finance is a very common form of financing, and it is estimated that it is used by around 50,000 businesses in the UK alone. If you have never heard of this form of finance, then you will pleased to know that it allows the borrower the chance to receive cash almost within hours and should be seen as a massive cashflow benefiting form of finance.

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February 18th, 2020

Why are is the number of self-employed workers still rising in 2020?

The number of self-employed workers has been on the up in the UK since 2001. They now account for around 15% of the working population. The figures dramatically increased after the 2008 recession forced a lot of larger companies to downsize their teams. Suddenly a ‘job for life’ wasn’t such a guarantee. But why is… … MORE

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July 4th, 2019

The strategy I apply to LinkedIn

Over the years, LinkedIn has grown into perhaps the best social platform for business. There is no denying that. And over the years, I have developed a strong network that not only looks good in numbers but interacts with me strongly too – I get a lot of daily engagement in the form of comments, debates and conversations.

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