Everyone knows that cashflow management is make or break for businesses, especially at the beginning of a business journey. Funding is a key component in transferring an idea into a successful business entity and start-up costs/trading differs across industry, size and ambition. This means making the right funding choices at the right time is critical. … Read more

Filling the funding challenges faced by SMEs

When Johnson Reed was established, almost 20 years ago now, we noticed the distance between SMEs financial requirements and support offered by high-street banks growing larger by the day. That’s why our mission since 2005 hasn’t changed. We want to become the finance partner of choice for SMEs, who are the beating heart of the … Read more

Electrifying CrossFit business Rush242 opens a stimulating Spinningfields site

Electrifying CrossFit business Rush242 opens a stimulating Spinningfields site – watch video case study here. Rush242 CrossFit CCXLII has been lifting lively and energetic new members since opening its doors in June 2023. We took a trip into Manchester to see the sensational Spinningfields site, just a stone’s throw from the City Centre. Their open … Read more

More and more SME’s choosing asset finance over traditional bank funding – here’s why. Figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown a 13% growth in total asset finance new business (leasing and hire purchase) in comparison to same month in 2022 (May). The UK’s asset finance industry has displayed resolve, a … Read more

Whether you’re a new start embarking on an exciting new business venture, or a long-term supplier offering finance as an alternative, we at Johnson Reed aim to help every business with their finance requirements. Here’s JR’s Guidance to our Financial Services.   Suppliers Being able to offer finance is a valuable sales tool and protective … Read more

Outsourcing finance for your business can be a daunting prospect – especially with the overwhelming range of products on the market. Whether your business is looking to purchase new assets, upgrade equipment or requires a cash injection for another purpose, Johnson Reed’s lease, loan and asset finance facilities provide a one-stop shop. Here’s the what/why/how breakdown and key features of each of our facilities…

Whether you’re in the new start stages of business, or an already-established or growing model, planning and preparation are essential to your success. Clearly defining goals and regularly reviewing your strategy help you remain focused and ensure every decision is made with your business’ growth in mind. Here are our top planning tips for a successful 2018.

At Johnson Reed, we believe the role of a finance partner goes far beyond simply facilitating funds. With many different brokers on the market, it’s important that you choose a partner that can meet your requirements quickly whilst being fully invested in your business and its success. Here are the key qualities that both businesses seeking finance and vendors should look for in a partner.

It’s been another busy year for the soft play industry, and at Johnson Reed, we’re incredibly proud to have been involved with so many new-start ventures, alongside the numerous projects involving existing operators and our repeat customers in the sector! As the market becomes more saturated, as operators it’s important to be vigilant and take the time to regularly review your offering to identify any areas for improvement. Here are just a few ideas to help you boost your business and bring more custom through your doors.

Regardless of whether you’re a new-start, growing or established business, capital is one of your most valuable assets. With money constantly moving in and out of your business, it’s feasible that you might need to consider sourcing external funds to help you manage cash flow or achieve business goals. Applying for a business loan can come with a negative stigma; often perceived as a sign of financial hardship or a last resort – but this certainly isn’t always the case! On the contrary, loan facilities can be used as part of a strategic move for a business; as more of a proactive, rather than reactive, solution.