How Can I Finance My Start-Up?

How Can I Finance My Start-Up?

June 22, 2015

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

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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Crunch insight: What expenses can I claim?

June 2, 2015

“What expenses can I claim?” is something every business owner will ask themselves at least once. Claiming expenses is important to any business – both sole trade and limited company – as it actively lowers your taxable income and increases your take home pay.

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Exploring Alternative Finance Markets

May 12, 2015

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

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

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

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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An APR By Any Other Name…

November 13, 2014

When we think of finance – commercial or personal – the first thing that comes to mind is cost, of course. However, there are upfront fees, completion fees, payment frequencies, variable rates and payment periods to confuse us. To solve this problem, financial gurus developed the concept of the APR – or annual percentage rate. The concept was first used to compare long-term mortgages and has remained a part of the lending world ever since.

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Demystifying The Idea Of Company ‘Shares’

October 27, 2014

Whether you are looking to establish a new company with business partners, raise finance by way of offering shares in your company or invest in an existing company, people often talk about having a “share” or “shares” in a company – what does this mean?

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How To Make Your Start-Up Irresistible To Investors

October 23, 2014

Its long been known that a significant number of entrepreneurs do not place sufficient emphasis on preparing and presenting a valid business case to potential investors… and then they wonder why they are rejected each time they attempt to raise funds.

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