10 answers about being a female business owner

Article about women in business

To all want to be female business owners. As today is International Women’s Day, it reminded me of an interview I did last year. My journey is not particularly special; I am not saving lives or changing the world. Regardless, I thought it was worth sharing in case it helps any other young women decide […]

Hurray for Kai


Kai has passed his Hearing Dogs accreditation! He is now officially a hearing dog and can wear his burgundy coat with pride. Here is an update we received: The next step is to find a suitable deaf partner for him. We have someone in mind, but because of Coronavirus, we need to work out a […]

Some good news – CBILS extended again to 31 March 2021

CBILS countdown

Amidst all the doom, gloom and uncertainty, we always try and focus (pardon the pun) on the positive. As I’m sure many of you are aware, at the end of September the decision was made to extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to 30 November 2020. Following the announcement […]

Focus Flexible Finance

Flexible business

We are pleased to offer a new flexible sales tool. COVID-19 has affected every company; survival is something that has become all too familiar in the commercial world.  Cash reserves are being eaten up just to make it through the next month’s wages, rent and general running costs.  Which begs the question how will companies manage […]

Covid-19 Support


We are here for you – focused on your needs through good times and tough times I’ll be honest – in 26 years I have never known anything like this. I am not scared of overcoming problems. In 1994 I started Focus in the middle of a recession. We weathered the banking crisis in 2008. […]

Kai Update 3


Welcome to your third Kai sponsorship update! Kai is now living with new Volunteer Dog Trainers, called Chris and Kay. They are helping him advance through his training, while making sure he continues to love life. They’re smitten. “Kai is just the most gorgeous boy,” says Kay. Chris agrees. “He has such excellent doggy manners, […]

Are you an equipment vendor? 1 simple way to wow your clients

Vendor Finance - pig

Meet all of their needs – use vendor finance It sounds simple doesn’t it? The most successful individuals will not try to “push a sale”, instead they will build relationships, listen to their potential customer’s needs then solve them. This may involve establishing the problems your equipment will solve, or how it will help their […]

1 good reason leasing may not be the best option

asset finance success

Established in 1994 Focus Leasing is not unfamiliar to the effects of events such as “The B Word” can have on the corporate world, but realistically everything can’t just stop – life in the business world must go on.   So Focus have chosen this time to re-brand and make sure that people have one place they can discuss […]

Kai Update 2


Here is the second update we received about Kai: Our handsome Kai is nearly fully grown now. He still lives with Volunteer Puppy Trainers Sharon and Peter, who adore him. “He is stuffed full of energy,” Sharon tells us. “It’s just as well because he has a very active life! We’ve been to craft fairs, […]