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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
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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
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“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

Giving you the tools to raise investment: Online masterclasses for start-ups, founders and early stage businesses

This online masterclasses series is designed to give startups the tools and information they need to prepare for investment in a focused, actionable way:
Business valuation...the most common deal breaker

How to create a business valuation that gets your start-up funded

A down to earth, step-by-step approach to creating a business valuation for start-ups and early-stage businesses looking to raise angel investment or crowdfunding. You
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How to combat loneliness as an entrepreneur

What words do you associate with entrepreneurs and founders? Ambition? Passion? Optimism? Energy? Lonely? Perhaps not the latter. And yet… At the outset, most