Muse Blog

The Venture Brief Podcast: Ann Marie Juliano on Building Muse, Startup Risk and her Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Published: 16th July 2020

This week, Ann - Founder and CEO of Muse - spoke with The Venture Brief about her experiences of becoming a founder after leaving a career on Wall Street.

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Payment terms are getting longer

Published: 26th June 2020

Increasing payment terms are negatively affecting cash flow, the lifeblood of the UK's largest business ecosystem. SMEs continue to struggle with getting other businesses and large corporations to pay what is due to them in a timely manner.


Why is my bank so slow?

Published: 20th May 2020

It’s often hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19 given how much has changed in a short space of time. For business owners, however, one thing has remained fairly consistent: the slow pace of dealing with traditional banks.


Cash flow: What is it and why is it important?

Published: 23rd April 2020

As a small business owner, you need to know how much money you have in your company at any time. It is vital to know you can pay any bills due from suppliers, or to cover VAT or other expenses that could make or break your business if you fail to hit the deadline.


Making Tax Digital: The Muse Way

Published: 22nd August 2019

From April 2019, every business in the UK that makes over £85,000 will be required to submit their UK tax returns digitally to HMRC. Making Tax Digital or MTD, will affect every organisation and the way you run your system is more important than ever.


Why more small businesses should use invoice finance

Published: 5th June 2019

Late payments are causing financial havoc for small businesses, but there is a way they can insulate themselves from the bad habits of clients.


Late payments add up

Published: 3rd April 2019

Seven in 10 small businesses in the UK have faced legal costs as a result of commercial disputes, amounting to a crippling £11.6 billion per year according to data from the Federation of Small Businesses.


Poor cash flow forces 50,000 businesses a year to fold

Published: 15th March 2019

Nearly a third of small businesses are being forced to delay payments to their own suppliers as a result of late payments creating cashflow difficulties for them, perpetuating the late-payment culture in business.

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