Making it quicker and easier for startups to raise investment

Focused for Business works with startup founders and small business owners to give them the clarity, connections and confidence to attract a range of investors so they can choose the right investor for their situation. Last year, Focused For Business raised over £1 million for clients, with individuals raising between £10K and £350K.

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Startup Meetup: Why traction speaks louder than words when raising equity investment
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Funding Accelerator: An eight week programme preparing your startup for equity investment.


Traction makes it quicker to raise funding for a startup
If you want to raise funding for a startup, you’ll need to speak the language of investors. Investors will ask “how much traction have you got?” Knowing what traction is…read on

Want to raise equity investment? Is your business ready?
You want to raise equity investment? Rather than leaping straight into action writing a pitch or talking to investors, take a moment and ask yourself three questions…Read on

Why your executive summary is your most important investment document 
When seeking investment for your business it pays to think like an investor, giving an investor the information they want…Read on 

How do you value a startup – in the real world?
The internet is littered with stories of astounding valuations, achieved within just a few years of a company’s birth. Are such valuations the stuff of dreams…Read on 


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