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How to find investors for your startup or small business – three founders share what works

You’ve got a great start-up, the businesses is getting traction or – better still – its showing strong growth but you need to find
3 things drove our crowdfunding success 500

3 things drove our successful crowdfunding campaign – planning, pump-priming and PR” says Matt Dyson, Co-founder and CEO of Rockit

Matt Dyson Co-founder and CEO of Rockit knows what successful crowdfunding takes. He and his team beat their crowdfunding target and overfunded to raise

Crowdfunding is booming – but it’s changing too

Back in 2016 there was a slight dip in the number of crowdfunding deals causing speculation as to whether crowdfunding was plateauing as a

Changes to SEIS Advanced Assurance Scheme

In January HMRC announced changes to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and will no longer provide advanced
Sue Frost and Adam Beveridge

When is the right time to raise investment for your startup?

This might seem an odd question. You go for investment when you need money, right? Wrong! Not only does it take time to raise

Want to raise equity investment? Is your business ready?

So you want to raise equity investment – but are you ready? Rather than leaping straight into action writing a pitch or talking to

How do you value a startup – in the real world?

The internet is littered with stories of astounding startup valuations, achieved within just a few years of a company’s birth. I think my favourite
Jason Kirk

“Speaking the language of investors made it quicker to find investment” says Jason Kirk of Kirk & Kirk

Jason Kirk co-founder of Kirk and Kirk, an upmarket eye-wear brand, is a very credible founder and business owner. He and his business partner
Kellie and Gill at YUU World

Crowdfunding isn’t just about the money…three founders share why they chose to crowdfund

There is no doubt that crowdfunding is a good way to raise investment. What’s interesting is that the reasons people are choosing to crowdfunding