SME Roadmap Part 1 | Business Legal Advice for Startups

October 9, 2018
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Introduction As part of our commitment to helping our network of SME and startups, we’ll be providing you with a 3 part series of blog articles which will help you navigate and plan your SME journey from start to finish. Or as we like to say at LawBite from ‘Idea to Ideal’. Enjoy the ride!! Business Structure – Sole Tr...

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Have you received legal advice for these 5 scale-up considerations? (Part 2)

August 30, 2017
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LawBite lawyer Elizabeth Comely looks at the 5 legal considerations you must take into account when scaling your business.

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With the last quarter of 2017 in sight – are your contracts up to scratch?

August 22, 2017
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When was the last time you looked at your business contracts? Do you have standard terms? Online terms? Website terms of use? Do you use industry standard terms? How comfortable are you that all of your agreements are up to date and that they best protect your business?

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Piecing together the perfect finance package | Alternative Business Funding guest blog

August 15, 2017
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As summer draws to a close and the final quarter looms on the horizon, many businesses start thinking about raising capital to support their business through the next stage, whether that’s continuing steady or looking to expand. Therefore, we’ve invited our fabulous partners Alternative Business Funding onto our blog to tell us more about choosing the right financial package for your business, using a handy ‘Q&A’ format.

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Have you received legal advice for these 7 start-up considerations? (Part 1)

August 8, 2017
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Starting a new business takes careful planning, research and very often a leap of faith! But there is a lot you can do to minimise your legal risk and give your start-up a boost.

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5 tips for managing your business finances | Experian guest blog

July 20, 2017

With these 5 tips, you can take the stress out of managing your business finances all year round, from forecasting and budgeting through to balancing your accounts.

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NEW Free Legal Health Check: De-risk your business

June 13, 2017
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To help you identify your biggest risks we’ve created a completely FREE Legal Health Check tool for businesses. It’s a simple, quick, online tool that identifies any areas where you are routinely losing money from commercial legal issues and helps you minimise your risk of future losses.

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YouGov Survey shows legal issues are costing UK SMEs nearly £7 million pounds per hour

May 31, 2017
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YouGov Survey on the financial impact of UK SMEs’ failure to take care of their legal business.

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What to expect on the Start Up Loans scheme

January 20, 2016

The government-backed Start Up Loans Company provide funding of up to £25,000 and free mentoring support to help start or grow your business. As of December 2015, they’ve helped more than 34,000 on the journey to becoming their own boss.

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How Can I Finance My Start-Up?

June 22, 2015
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It’s no secret that access to mainstream credit and lending facilities has dried up significantly since the onset of the Financial Crisis in 2007 but since then new finance options have arised in the new economy of start-ups and small businesses

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The Top 3 Things Angel Investors Look For

June 15, 2015
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When it comes to creating and growing a business, Angel investors can provide you with that much needed investment, expertise and support.

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Exploring Alternative Finance Markets

May 12, 2015
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The Telegraph reported in October 2014 that lending by the leading Banks in the UK fell by £400m generating a rise in alternative ways of funding for start-ups and small and medium businesses.

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2015, The Beginning of the New Funding Era

March 16, 2015
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New funding options have become the most commonly used methods in today’s startup and SME scenario. This article explains the most relevant ones and their differences.

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If Your Business Needs Money, Use Your Pension

November 25, 2014
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Until recently the big banks were the first stop for businesses wanting to borrow money. LawBite’s partner Brian Bennis from SIPPclub compares alternative funding methods for businesses and provides a comparison of figures to make sense of it.

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Fundraising financials. Useful? Essential? Or a waste of everyone’s time…?

November 18, 2014
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With the ‘start-up’ culture exploding around us and fundraising pitches and loan applications a routine part of every entrepreneur’s daily grind, I see a surprising polarity of views about the usefulness and relevance of financial projections and how to go about them.

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