Although Christmas for many businesses is a time to close for a few days or maybe run a skeleton staff, those who are in retail and hospitality who are our primary clients are working through one of the busiest times of the year. I’m writing this on Christmas Eve as a small tribute to the small businesses we’ve helped during 2017.

It’s testimony to many businesses that started their Christmas planning early in the year that they are now reaping the awards for their early efforts. Planning a Christmas strategy early is proving to be vital. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday in the run-up to the festive season and then the dramatic shopping spree to the run-up week of Christmas followed by an even more significant retail event which starts on Boxing Day there is so much planning to do. The Boxing Day sales are the final sales event of the year, and we are seeing more and more adverts even on Christmas Day making their appearance online and on mainstream TV media and radio.

It makes us very proud to have helped many small businesses over the course of the year raise the funding they needed to grow and prosper. To see these same small businesses flourish at this busy, peak time of the year proves that the merchant cash advance product has worked for all and will continue to be a favourite method of funding into 2018 and 2019.

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But the testimony is with the business owners and dedicated staff of thousands of small businesses across the UK. They are indeed the backbone of the UK economy, and it’s a privilege to be able to help so many.

So it’s ‘hats off’ to the many businesses that are executing their Christmas marketing plans right now, sales campaigns Christmas Sales. We hope that you all have a very prosperous Christmas period and a great start to the New Year in 2018.