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Designed For Your Business
- Payments geared to your turnover
- Adverse Credit – no problem
- No Income Proof Required
- Repayment and interest-only available
Finance For Property
- Terms up to 20 years
- £50,000 – No Maximum
- Rates from 2% over base rate
- Up to 80% Loan to Value available
- Answers for all types of challenges
- Solutions tailored to your needs
- Arrangements tailored to your circumstances
- Assets, cashflow, growth capital
The UK depends on its exports. It, therefore, depends on foreign business consultants, to help businesses exchange goods and services with customers located in other countries. Working as an independent consultant can be lucrative - if you have both the necessary skills and the financial support you need
If you are an experienced international trade specialist with practical knowledge of the intricacies of global trade, you have vital skills. Being able to help businesses though the export process, from identifying opportunities available around the world to securing customers and contracts and finding the most appropriate ways to find capital, facilities and physical resources is very valuable, especially in the current changing global market.
You might have developed your expertise working in foreign investment firms, in an international banks, with a government organisation or with a specialist consulting firm. Wherever you honed your skills, the best way to make the full use of them, and earn the kind of rewards they deserve may be to run your own consultancy.
As a trade and export consultant your practical experience of real world trade problems and their solutions is valuable - but the difficulty of setting your own consultancy should not be underestimated. Even if you have profitable clients to bring to a new consultancy, you will face competition and the challenge of establishing yourself in a busy market.
Even if you can offer a unique selling point - such as expert knowledge of a niche market - it may be difficult to establish your new venture.
The costs you face setting up a trade consultancy.
You may be working hard to find new clients and to close deals, but achieving the level of actual sales you need to create real profits from your new venture could take years.
Premises - you will need working space, ideally in a key business centre
Staff - you will need people with a range of skills, including legal experience and languages
Marketing - you will need to establish your new venture, with a website and campaigns to contact potential customers
Overheads - electricity and business rates will have to be paid for.
You will also need working capital while your new venture establishes itself. Cashflow can be erratic, a downturn in the economy can affect the work available Securing the funding you need to support your own business can be challenging.
At Rangewell we work with professionals across the UK. We know the challenges you face - and the financial solutions that can provide the most effective answers to them. We know that banks are rare able ot help with startups - but we know lenders who may be able to help support your new consultancy business.
Buying into an existing Trade and export consultancy
Buying into an existing business could be simpler than starting up from nothing. It will mean a list of clients and proven, recusing risks and making lenders more sympathetic, to your needs.
We can help you find solutions to help acquire an existing consultancy include funding for partner buy-ins and Buy-outs, which will let you become a partner or acquire an entire business, and business acquisition funding, which often takes to the form of a secured loan.
Once you own an established practice, you might want to consider acquisitions, mergers or expansion. The costs involved may be substantial if you want to acquire a complete profitable business - but the rewards may make the investment worthwhile. We we can also provide solutions to let you selectively acquire valuable properties such as the goodwill and client list - from an existing consultancy that is ceasing to trade.
Funding premises for your \Trade and export consultancy
Startup or stablished busines, premises will be a major cost. Much of your work will be done over the phone an internet, but a prestige address is still vlauable for your business.
A serviced office may provide a short term solution, but a permanent base of your own may help your business establish itself. Renting suites can e cost effective, but, there willbe service charges and business rates on top of the bare lease. You may need upfront funding to secure the agreement - we can provide a number of solutions to help you.
Alternatively, buying your premises with a commercial mortgage could decrease your monthly outgoings, and provide a valuable asset for the future.
Commercial mortgages could put the offices you needin reach. Commercial property finance is arranged on an individual basis - but as an property professional, you should have no difficulty in securing rates that reflect your status. We can provide solutions which will let you buy the premises you already operate from, or buy a new freehold property to use as your offices in the future.
Refurbishing premises for your Trade and export consultancy
Buying your premises may be a good investment for your business, but you may need to bring your new offices up to the standard you require.
We can provide solutions which will help you fund improvements and refurbishments - from light decoration to major building work.
Funding for Trade and exportconsultancy equipment
Your consulancy will depend on your IT. Your IT computers and printer will be expensive items, you must have thihest level of service guarantees, and you may need specialised software with operating licenses and renewals, training and maintenance.
The right computing hardware and software has become central to almost every activity, and your hardware, software and network will all be major costs.
The list of equipment you need will not stop there. You will also need to furnish your office. Asset Funding can provide the most cost-effective solutions for business equipment. There are several types: Hire Purchase may be ideal for items that you will wish to keep, such as desks, chairs and document storage. Leasing may be more appropriate for your IT, as it will allow you to update to use the latest and most reliable technology whenever you need it.
At Rangewell our experts can help you help you find the appropriate Asset Funding solutions for your consultancy business, with both HP and lease agreements, together with business contract hire for your vehicles.
We also have specialised funding to help you provide and upgrade your IT equipment
Cashflow finance for Trade and export consultancy businesses
Cashflow support and working capital finance may be necessary especially during the early stages of a business. It can help you deal with the bills while you are waiting to make that big sale, and is usually designed to be repaid in the short- to medium-term, once your business has developed enough to provide a the cash you need.
Even when your business is up and running, the nature of commercial property sales may make cashflow difficult to predict. A large property deal may take weeks or months to finalise, while bills keep coming in. Solutions exist to act as a safety net for successful businesses which experience a temporary downturn Find out more about cashflow finance for Trade and export consultancy businesses.
If you are considering growing yoru consultancy, taking on more staff perhaps, or taking over a comettiot to acquire their skills and client list, you may need to call on specialsit Growth Finance.. Lenders may require an established trading history and record of profits, but it may be possible to arrange Growth Finance based on your profit projections, rather than on your trading history. Find out more about Growth finance for Engineering consultancy businesses.
Professional indemnity for your Trade and export consultancy
Working on major deals may leave you liable if things go wrong. Professional indemnity insurance will be a major expense, particularly if you work in the corporate l sector where liabilities may potentially reach into the tens of millions. Find out more about professional indemnity solutions for Trade and export consultancy businesses.
Tax loans for Trade and export consultancy businesses.
You consultancy face large quarterly VAT or annual tax demands which cause problems with your cash flow. Tax loans help you to spread the cost of your tax demands into affordable regular monthly payments which can be easier to deal with.
See how a Tax Loan can mean better control of cashflow with fixed monthly payments.
Invoice Finance for Trade and export consultancy businesses
Depending on how you work, you may find that large corporate clients may take months to pay - possibly waiting until a large deal is complete until dealing with your invoice. With an Invoice Finance arrangement, you can draw down cash as soon as you invoice.
Find out more about Invoice Finance for Trade and export consultancy businesses.
Dealing with problems in your Trade and export consultancy
A cashflow problem can be triggered by a slow paying client or a downturn in international business. A cashflow problem is at the route od most business failures.
At Rangewell, we know the solutions which can help your business deal with this kind of challenge. We can even provide funding solution if yyou have a damaged credit history or CCjs..
Find out more about finance for Trade and export consultancies facing financial difficulties.
How we help Trade and export capitalise their business
At Rangewell, we know that finding the most appropriate solution for your needs takes a through understanding both of the lending market, and the products available from it.
We know the lenders who can offer the most competitive rates for all types of finance, including Professional Loans, Unsecured and Secured Loans.
Whether you have a straightforward finance need, or require a complicated ‘Jigsaw’ funding plan made up of a combination of products, we can work with you to find the answers that are right for you and your plans for the future. To get our experts working for you simpy call us.
Last update: 27 June 2022