We’ve been training our newest Swoop recruits, and one of the questions which keeps getting asked is ‘what are the main reasons customers use Swoop?’. There were a number of answers that came from the team here – and they were all different! So, we thought we’d ask our customers and share our findings.
So, here it is, our summary of the top five reasons our customers said they love Swoop:
1. “We’re busy, you understand that, and you save us time”
Registration is incredibly simple, just complete a simple, single form. This means there is no multiple uploading of forms and following up on individual applications. We do all the heavy lifting for you. Integrate your data once, so we can update you with products and services as your business changes. You will gain access to 1,000+ funding providers from mainstream banks, alternative lenders, venture capital funds, SEIS/EIS funds, angel investors and grant agencies.
2. “Not only have you found me funding – you’ve saved me money too!”
Our Open Banking features enable you to securely integrate your business bank account into our platform. We will then compare it against every major business bank account and offering, and based on your banking activity, we’ll then provide a suggestion of which bank is best for you. In addition, we will also identify potential savings on Foreign Exchange, Utilities, Broadband, Insurance, and Mobile Phones, and switch expenditure accordingly should you wish. So, we really are the one-stop money shop – finding you savings as well as funding!
3. “Swoop is not just clever software, you’re human beings who genuinely understand my business”
Here at Swoop, we understand navigating the funding journey can feel intimidating and complex – we also understand not all small business seeking funding have financial expertise in house. That’s why our team of friendly experts, made up of underwriters, accountants and equity analysts are on hand to walk you through the journey. From ensuring your business is ‘investor ready’ to keeping you informed of progress, we’ll make sure you’re always well looked after. What’s more, you become part of a community of other small business owners, all tackling the same challenges, you’ll never feel alone again!
4. “You’ve actually become my Virtual CFO…”
We love the idea that we would be considered a Virtual CFO to small business around UK and Ireland. So we’re thrilled to hear that customers are now considering this to be the case. By securely integrating your data – bank accounts and accounting software – we can keep you updated on the products and services which will offer you be the best value as your business circumstances change. We’re making it our business to look after the financial health of your business.
5. “Swoop made sure my business was ready to face the investors”
We’re experts at securing funding for small businesses. And a big part of this is knowing when the right time is to put your business forward for investment. There are certain things that need to be in place in order to be considered ‘investor ready’ and we know this better than anyone. We also understand the difficulties and frustrations business owners go through when building their business plans and financial models. Our customers loved the fact they could dip into our rich resource of investor readiness documents, so you can prepare your business to take on funding across debt, equity or grants.