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Small business finance - your questions

Ed Harber, Stephen Alambritis and Francesca Lagerberg
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live

Monday, 13 October 2008,

at 1502 BST

On Radio 4 and Online

On Monday's Money Box Live on 13 October, presenter Paul Lewis took your questions about small business finance and put them to a panel of experts.

In these difficult times, if you are running or starting a small business you may want advice about finance.

If the credit crunch is making it harder to balance the budget you may be wondering what your options are.

How can you obtain grants, financial help or business advice and at what cost?

Can you negotiate with your bank if your overdraft and loan costs are increasing?

What are your options if customers are failing, or taking longer, to pay?

Perhaps you want to ask about tax rates and allowances, national insurance or VAT.

What are the pros and cons of becoming a limited company?

Maybe you have a question about running your business from home?

Paul Lewis was joined by:

• Ed Harber, Advisor, Business Debtline
• Stephen Alambritis of the Federation of Small Businesses
• Francesca Lagerberg, Partner, Grant Thornton

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

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