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Photo by Lennart Heim
Photo by Lennart Heim

For the second year running, the Altimapa team has put together a few lines on their reading choices for the summer vacations. This year we combine an interest in history, mythology, tap dancing and, as may be expected, business. There is a strong preference for non-fiction, even more so than last year - maybe that reflects how the world is turning out to be stranger than fiction!

Elevator Deals: The answer to unlock a deal?

There is little doubt that growth via acquisition is a sound strategy for an ambitious small or medium business to adopt. The speed of growth is almost always considerably faster than organic growth relying on marketing and sales strategies that are also often limited by capacity issues.

Conversely some of the best businesses are just ...

New Year Round-up and Outlook

2018 has been a challenging but rewarding year for Altimapa and many of its clients. While we’ve seen a decrease in the overall number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exploring funding opportunities, we have worked with many businesses taking advantage of uncertainty in the economic landscape by setting in motion bold plans for growth.

The USP of Alternative Finance: Flexibility

Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.

Looking for funding from a bank is a well-trodden process. However, whilst the banks provide a useful source of affordable finance and their ‘off the shelf’ product works for many businesses, sometimes a company needs a bespoke product. This flexibility is especially useful if ...

Altimapa Top Terms

Finance is full of jargon and technical terms. Here, in this guide, are definitions of the most commonly encountered terms in the world of alternative finance.

Alternative Finance: A broad term to describe the proliferation of channels, companies and instruments that have emerged outside the realm of the traditional financial system. It is most commonly ...

And Now For Something Completely Different...

Key points

  • Expect years not months until Article 50 is triggered
  • Boris Johnson to lead the UK out of Europe
  • Liberal Leavers only looking to leave “political structures” of the European Union
  • So Norwegian style deal most likely, with continued access to single market
  • Freedom of movement to stay, but further compromises on welfare
  • Short ...