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More Women Are Starting Businesses Than Ever Before

Last year, according to the Times, an all-time high of 145,200 new businesses were started by female entrepreneurs. Although women-led businesses still only account for 17% of all UK business, the number is on the rise. Across the UK, a growing percentage of high-growth scale ups are being led by women; acknowledging and celebrating this […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Transferring Funding Providers

Why would you change funding providers? There are a few reasons that you may consider switching your current funding provider, here are some of the main ones: Your current deal is not cost effective. It’s no secret that you need to pay your invoice finance provider for their services with a percentage of each invoice […]

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State of the Recruitment Market 2022

Across all sectors, the recruitment market is thriving with activity and prosperity. “We have found the current market to be the strongest since 2008. Very high demand with a wealth of talent being on offer. We have found a strong increase in salaries in the PAYE Market as well as the contract market.” We caught up with […]

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What are the steps in between you and setting up your Recruitment Company?

2022 promises to be another incredible year for the recruitment industry, and the trend of recruiters setting up on their own to capitalise on the booming market is continuing. It can seem daunting, the prospect of setting up your own company. But it needn’t. If you are an established recruiter right now, you already have […]

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Making Your Customers Successful is What Drives Your Success

It’s always important to take a moment at this stage of the year to look back upon what has been achieved – are you where you wanted to be? What went wrong? What went right? Are you headed in the direction you want to be headed in? It’s time to check your compass. We are […]

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Managing Debt is More Important than Ever as Insolvency Rises

Insolvency arises when a business can no longer meet their financial obligations to their lenders as debts become overdue. It can arise from poor cash management, a reduction in cash inflow, or an increase in expenses – all of which are likely to be experienced in one way or another by a company during its […]

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Why wait until the market slows down to start your recruitment business?

A busy recruitment market is the PERFECT time to start your own business. Over the last 18 months or so one of the most notable trends within recruitment has seen high performing consultants moving away from the traditional agency model and starting their own businesses. Although this may have started out of necessity as many […]

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Does your Funding Provider Actually Understand your Business?

We have plenty of options in the recruitment world for all of our service providers, in most cases. Most funding providers out there in the market offer traditional finance solutions – they simply fund companies and generally have an outdated, often very rigid approach in doing so. We hear stories all the time of the […]

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Should Your Business have its own App?

One of the major commitments at the very heart of Quba is to our constantly evolving tech. There is almost no better example of this than our brand new, reimagined e-Timesheet App, which is on offer to every single one of our clients regardless of their size or turnover. So. Only one question to answer; […]

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Steve Merchant on all things Quba…

Steve Merchant, financial advisor to Quba, sits down to discuss his inside view of the business. Steve joined the invoice finance and asset-based lending sector in 1992. He has since held leadership positions in origination, relationship management, and risk.  Most notably, he was a member of the original team establishing GE Commercial Finance in the […]

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Understanding debt and how it’s crucial to running a successful recruitment business

Here are a few of our key factors that are absolutely essential in reducing your exposure to debt and managing its performance.