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Find a co-founder and your startup will raise more money

Startup Founders share their experience and suggest where to look for a co-founder It is relatively easy to build a product and launch a
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“What’s the best way to fund my business?”: Ten founders give the lowdown on the best way to fund your business

One of the fundamental questions at the front of most founders’ minds – and the most frequently asked question – is “What’s the best
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Riding the roller coaster: Motivation for Startup Founders

Let’s face it, running a start-up (or any small business) is a roller-coaster. There are plenty of ups and downs, highs and lows. Maintaining

How to kiss frogs and raise investment (or how to network with investors)

A practical guide to networking with investors Raising investment for your start-up or small business is not easy. It doesn’t matter whether you are

A good read…to refresh and revitalise your business

I love summer! Who doesn’t? With the (generally) better weather meaning we spend more time outside and holiday time spent with family and friends.
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The article on how to value your start-up that got 14K views

About 18 months ago, Crowdcube asked me to write an article on how to value your start-up, which I duly did. It was published
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How to get investors “on the hook”

Your business needs investment. You are out there networking and pitching like crazy but despite your best efforts investors remain elusive. It’s a familiar
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How to find cornerstone investors

In many ways, raising investment is a confidence game. Not only will investors want to get to know the founding team and the business
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Sweat equity – is it worth it?

There are lots of reasons why startups rely on sweat equity to get things off the ground but is sweat equity really worth it?