funding

Startup funding sources – Angel Investors

Startup funding sources – Angel Investors

Angel investors are an increasingly important source of funding for startups and early stage businesses. Nearly 21% of business funding in the UK comes from this source and fills the funding gap between friends and family and the larger Venture Capital firms. Angel investors are experienced entrepreneurs who usually have…

Crowdfunding – is it the answer to Startup funding?

Crowdfunding – is it the answer to Startup funding?

Crowdfunding is the new phenomenon of funding for startups and is growing fast. Crowdfunding is online funding through web sites that enables you to describe your business idea and raise money from a crowd of small investors. Some better known sites are Kickstarter , Indiegogo, Crowdcube, Seedrs with many more proliferating.…

5 Signs that you have to hire a Finance Director/CFO

5 Signs that you have to hire a Finance Director/CFO

An experienced finance director can add significant value to your business from day one and help maximise the value of your business. Lack of financial management can destroy a company pretty fast, however good the product or service is. Here are 5 critical signs that you need to hire a…

6 Things Investors Look for in a Business

6 Things Investors Look for in a Business

  Depending on the investor be it Venture Capital, angel investors or other type of funds, each will have differing criteria to evaluate whether the business is for them or not. Usually there will be common factors running through them that businesses seeking funding should know about. I have summarised…

Different funding sources for business

Different funding sources for business

Raising funding is something you may have to keep doing whatever the state of your business – if you’re starting up, wanting to grow your business fast or expand it. For small to medium sized (SMEs’), raising funds can be a difficult process since they may not have enough assets…