When you’re running a business, at some point you need finance. It’s a fact of business life. At AIMS, we’re well aware of the need for finance across the small business world. That’s why we work so closely with ASC Finance for Business. We’ve asked ASC to provide some insight into the world of finance, and why working with a broker is best for any SME looking to grow.
So, what does a broker bring to the table?
Cutting through the complications
Just like tax, finance can be a confusing mess. There’s so much to keep track of that looking on your own can be an impossible task for someone inexperienced. A broker knows that world, and can help you navigate the system to get the results you need, instead of drowning underneath forms and files.
The right people to speak to
A word in the right ear is a huge boon when looking for finance. A personal connection with decision-makers can allow an application to skip most of a bank’s bureaucracy. On your own, you’d be hard-pressed to get in touch with decision-makers – not so with a broker. You might only be dealing with a lender once, but a broker will have dealt with them many times before, and will many more since. They know how to get in touch with the right people, and know what they’re looking for in an application.
A professional experience
On your own, it can often seem like lenders are making decisions based on you as a person, rather than you as a business owner. A broker smooths out that whole process and makes it a far more professional experience. You’ll be shielded from prying eyes and the barrage of questions, which leaves you free to focus on what really matters – your business.
Every business needs finance, and it’s a broker’s job to provide it to you in the way that’s right for you! So, if you’re looking to expand your business, why not give our friends at ASC a call?
AIMS Accountants for Business are the largest independent association of professionally qualified accountants in the UK specialising in accountancy for small, local and independent businesses. AIMS are no ordinary accountants and we are more than just number crunchers! Find your local AIMS Accountant.