How to value your start-up: A brief, practical guide

Register and download your copy of the “Valuing your small or early stage business: Art or science?”

There comes a point in the life of every business when you know you need more investment to maximise the business opportunity.

If your business is a start-up or small business you may not have the track record or assets to access traditional forms of lending. Alternative finance can be a welcome lifeline. You may also feel you want to bring additional expertise into the business. In which case, angel investment where the business angel brings expertise, skills and contacts as well as their cash can be a better option for raising investment.

Whatever form of investment you choose, you will need to issue shares (equity), which means you will need to value your business. But what is your business worth? How do you value a small or early-stage business?

Valuing your small or early stage business ebookThis brief, practical guide will take you through:

  • Why formal valuation models will only take you so far
  • How to focus on tangible demonstrations of value
  • Why valuation is a negotiation
  • How to replace “finger in the air” estimates with modelled forecasts
  • Why it pays to listen and learn
  • How to chose your investors wisely

All of which will give you a better idea of the true value of your business.

Register and download your copy of the “Valuing your small or early stage business: Art or science?” now

New Event: Stand out from the crowd: How to prepare for successful crowdfunding

Tuesday 17th November, 3pm – 6pm, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

This year 7,000 SMEs will raise more than £1 billion through crowdfunding, how could your business benefit?

This event will help you decide. You don’t often get this sort of expertise in the room. Live funders who can help you raise business finance and specialists who have been there and done it successfully, who can help with your preparation, so you fully understand the platforms and the implications of each.

It’s a great way to ask any questions you have about crowdfunding, take the temperature of a new idea, or simply network with other business leaders who either want to learn more, or who are similarly frustrated with traditional finance options.

Spaces are limited, so you are urged to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Book before 31st October and qualify for the Early Bird price of £15.

Book now

Details of event: Stand out from the crowd: How to prepare for successful crowdfunding

 

 

Let’s Talk Business interview Hatty Fawcett on crowdfunding

This week I was interviewed by the successful Let’s Talk Business radio programme on the subject of crowdfunding. We touched on some interesting topics:

  • Which businesses are best suited to crowdfunding?
  • Is it easy to raise money through crowdfunding?
  • Different options for raising money at different stages of a company’s life
  • Tips and practical advice for proving your business concpet and gaining traction before you go for funding.

You can hear the interview here: