7 Mistakes that stop you raising investment for your startup

Startup founders are resourceful and move quickly but sometimes that haste can work against them. They make mistakes. When it comes to raising investment for your startup, there are plenty of mistakes you can make that may cost you dear! Mistake 1:  A brilliant idea is all you need to raise investment for your startup […]

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 business – although it may not feel like it when you are in the thick of it! It is a lot harder to find a co-founder for your startup and build […]

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 motivation as a startup founder is challenging. You need resilience and persistence to cope when things aren’t going to plan – but also the ability to recognise and celebrate successes when […]

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 raising investment via crowdfunding, through business angels or venture capital, the key to success is your ability to network with investors. In this blog start-up founders share their advice on investor […]

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. However, I really like summer because it offers not just a chance to refresh ourselves physically (I have written about the importance holidays for startup founders and business owners before) but […]

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 and I pretty much forgot all about it. Imagine my surprise then, when CrowdCube dropped me a note to say the article had had 14,000 views. They were impressed (I think […]

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 story. How do you get investors “on the hook”? The Allbright Academy which supports female entrepreneurs, approached Hatty Fawcett, Founder of Focused For Business and an AllBright Academy Ambassador, to ask […]