The Small Business Sessions (S4E7): All you need to know about alternative finance

The Small Business Sessions (S4E7): All you need to know about alternative finance
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 6th Nov 2019

It's time for another episode of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast powered by Xero.

For series four, a brilliant line-up of entrepreneurs and experts share insights and inspiration on how to start and grow a brilliant business.

Hosted by Enterprise Nation head of content Dan Martin, we're covering issues including business growth, retail, late payment, mental health and alternative finance over 12 episodes.

Episode 7: All you need to know about alternative finance for small businesses

Gone are the days when businesses only had one or two options for funding; there are now lots of choices. One of them is Iwoca, which provides business loans without long waits and endless paperwork.

In this week's podcast, Colin Goldstein, Iwoca's commercial growth director, joins Edwards Berks, director of platform business at Xero, to discuss:

  • the finance options open to small businesses

  • how to manage cash flow

  • the role of accountants

  • government's alternative finance referral scheme

  • ...and lots more!

Listen to the podcast and rate, review and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and other podcast platforms.

Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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