Nathalie Jones

Nat is the Communications Manager at Valiant Finance. She has a double degree in Journalism and Law, and a background in the fintech space, hailing from Asia's largest fintech hub, Stone & Chalk.

Nathalie's blog posts

Business Brokers: How To Build a Loyal Client Base

What do successful brokers have in common? A loyal client base.

Brush Up On Your Broker Business Plan

Don't get caught out. Get ready for 2019 with a tailored business plan that puts you on a growth trajectory.

Business Loan Checklist: 5 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Do

Don't get caught out. Here's your Business Loan Checklist to put you in the best position to find funding for your business.

Don't Let Small Business Setbacks Get In The Way Of Success

A minor setback can be challenging, but there's no reason to let it derail your business goals. Here are a couple of coping strategies to keep you moving.

Sweets Treats On The Road To Success

We helped Retreat Bar with an equipment finance solution that got them on-the-road with a new vehicle to reach new customers.

How To Engage SME Clients And Make It Profitable

Over 95% of Australian businesses are small businesses. We can help you boost your business by supporting great Australian small-to-medium enterprises.

How To Apply For An Unsecured Business Loan

Your guide to applying for an unsecured business loan and helping your business grow.

How To Boost Your Business As A Small Business Broker

Grow a larger, happier client base by helping your clients with their every financial need.

Applying For A Business Loan? Be Ready To Answer These 4 Questions

Put your best foot forward by preparing strong answers to these 4 questions.

Small Business Success Stories: Snog The Frog

We sat down with Mel, owner of Snog The Frog, Surry Hills. What did we learn? If you hire from her, your chances of winning best dressed instantly doubles.

5 Trends In Small Business Lending That We're Excited About

Smarter technologies are helping small business owners stay ahead of the game. Here are 5 key trends to keep an eye on.

How To Set SMART Goals To Succeed In Broking

How often do you step back from the daily rush and map out your professional career? Here are some quick tips for goal-setting success.

Small Business Success Stories: buds&bowers

What's it like to own a floristry business? We caught up with the owner of buds&bowers in Surry Hills to find out.

How To Find A Great Loan For Your Small Business

A little preparation goes a long way. Get ahead on the finance front with our quick tips to help you with the 3 key areas of your loan application.

Claiming The Small Business Income Tax Offset

EOFY is here. Are you making the most of the benefits available to your small businesses?

What does your credit score mean for your business?

Cut through the confusion. There's so much talk around credit scores and what they mean; it can be hard to seperate fact from fiction.

How Valiant Helped An Exciting Vintage Retailer Fast-Track Growth

Don't let a cash-flow gap get in the way of a growth opportunity.

What is a fixed price agreement and is it right for me?

Are you billing for client happiness? Or are you time-billing for your convenience? There's a shift in the industry; don't get left behind!

Take Advantage of the $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off

Tax time is fast approaching. Are you getting the most out of the benefits available to small businesses?

Getting Your Business Finance Ready by James Carey

The time arrives in most small businesses when you’re required to borrow money. So, how do you get 'business finance ready'?

The Essentials: What Is Equipment Finance?

If you're thinking about purchasing new equipment, an unsecured loan isn't your only option. Learn more about equipment finance here.

What Accountants Need To Know About The Online SME Lending Market

We sat down with Neil Slonim, The Bank Doctor, to find out what he thinks about Australia's fast-growing online SME lending market.

Case Study: Order-In Pty Ltd expand their fleet!

Valiant helped Australian-owned catering business, Order-In Pty Ltd, find finance to buy a new van and grow their customer base.

Case Study: Mark’s Wholesale Steel Business

Finding the right business loan doesn’t have to be difficult. See how we helped Mark’s Wholesale Steel Business find the right business loan for them.

Case Study: How Valiant helped a business owner buy a drone

Here's how our Product Specialist, Graeme, helped a small business owner purchase a drone.

Case Study: unsecured loan to repair and register a removal truck

Here's what we did for a small business owner who needed to repair and register one of their removal trucks.

Take Your SMB Marketing Strategy To The Next Level in 2018

How do you attract new customers to your business? Where do loyal customers come from? It all starts with your SMB online strategy.

Making The Leap: Transitioning from PT to Gym Owner

The path from personal trainer to business owner can be both challenging and rewarding. Check out our top tips for making the transition.

How To Get Your Business Set-up on Social Media

Want to reach your customers online? Are you ready to digitise your small business? First up: get smart about social.

Real Talk: Does Work/Life Balance Exist?

Spoiler: it definitely exists. Make 2018 your best year yet by using these 5 tips to strike a work/life balance.

How To Handle Complaints With The Service Recovery Paradox

Don't let angry customers stay angry. Protect your business' reputation with these simple tips and tricks for delivering exemplary customer service.

How To Find The Right Loan For Your Small Business

Every business is unique. Every business loan is different. What features are most important to you? Consider these 4 things before applying for finance.

Ready To Take Your Business Global?

Have you explored your trade finance options? Premiering your business on the world stage may be within reach.

How To Use Equipment Finance To Grow Your Business

Getting equipment finance is one of the simplest and quickest ways to grow your business – and the equipment becomes the security!

Don't Get Caught Out: Top Tips For Smart Inventory Management

Your guide to smart inventory management for every season.

5 Hidden Business Loan Fees To Watch Out For

Don't get caught out. Here are 5 hidden fees and charges that could apply to your small business loan.

3 Great Ways to Drive Sales Through Customer Loyalty

Get more customers and keep them. Here's the low-down on setting up your very own customer loyalty program.

How To Compare Business Loans Across The Market

You've explored your business finance options. What do you do next? How can you be sure you're comparing loans effectively and getting the best deal?

How To Make Great Hiring Decisions For Your Small Business

Want to expand your team but don't know where to start? Here's our guide to hiring great employees, featuring tips from industry leaders.

How To Unlock The Cash In Your Unpaid Invoices

Are unpaid invoices causing cashflow problems for your small business? Invoice financing may be the answer.

How To Develop Your Unique Selling Proposition

A Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is fundamental for any business looking to grow. Learn how to develop your USP and stand out from the crowd.

What is a director’s guarantee and why is everyone asking me for one?

You're applying for loans, you start getting positive responses, and suddenly you're asked for a guarantee. Don't sign until you read this!

Could Debtor Finance Solve Your Cash Flow Concerns?

Are you invoicing your B2B customers with longer payment terms? Is it hurting your cash flow? Debtor finance could be a lifesaver between payments.

Here's What Working Capital Can Do For Your Business

With so many business finance options to choose from, how do you know whether working capital is right for your business? Start by reading this.

Time To Refinance? Here's What You Need To Know

Are you ready to refinance? Reviewing your business loan every 2 - 3 years can save your SME a lot of money. Here's what you need to know.

7 Tips For Managing Business Debt

2018 is your year. Here are 7 quick tips and tricks to get back in the driver's seat when it comes to battling business debt.

19 Business Funding Mistakes To Avoid

Improve your chances of locking down the perfect business loan. Here are 19 business funding mistakes to avoid when you're applying for commercial finance.

12 Business Set-Up Costs You Need To Know About

Setting up a business is hard enough, without getting stung with unexpected costs. Here are the things you should be thinking about before you dive in.

5 Must-Ask Questions When Applying For A Small Business Loan

Getting the best rate is all about asking the right questions. Have you done your research? Here's where to start and why.

Part 2: Claiming The R&D Tax Offset

"Ok, I'm eligible for the R&D tax incentive. But how do I actually claim it?" Here's what you need to know.

Part 1: Are You Eligible For The R&D Tax Incentive?

You could be missing out on a tax offset of 45 cents in every dollar. Check your eligibility for the R&D tax incentive today.

Debt or Equity: What's best for your business?

Need to raise cash for your business? We explore the use of debt versus equity, and how to decide which one is best for your business.

Here’s Why You Should Consider A Cafe Refurbishment

A cafe refurbishment could keep you ahead of the competition, and you may not need to fund it yourself. Explore your finance options using Valiant today.

Are The Rewards On Your Business Credit Card Worth The Higher Fees?

Reward points can add value to your business, but it's not one-size-fits all. Here's what you need to know.

Company v Sole Trader: What's The Verdict?

Here's the million dollar question: will you start up a company or will you establish yourself as a sole trader? Get the full story.