Start Up Communities: How Pooled Effort is the Way Forward

Start Up Communities: How Pooled Effort is the Way Forward

When you’re just starting out, being an entrepreneur can be lonely. The very fact that your job is the business that you have crafted and are passionate about means that you can never quite stop working. The enormous time demands that a business can have when you’re first getting it going can mean that you […]

In a Market of Low Returns, Why It’s Time to Be Bold

In a Market of Low Returns, Why It’s Time to Be Bold

After the events of 2016, it’s starting to look like the near future will not offer the same high returns on investments we’ve been used to. Although at the moment the stock market is doing well – the FTSE 100 is currently at an all-time high, and we’re in a bull market – signs are […]

What is Equity Financing, and is it Better than Debt?

What is Equity Financing, and is it Better than Debt?

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to get financing for your business, the decision between equity and debt can be tricky. You might have done a lot of work on preparing your business to start getting financed – no doubt you’ll have a detailed business plan, a sensible valuation, and a good awareness of your target […]

What Exactly is an Angel Investor?

What Exactly is an Angel Investor?

If you’re new to investing, you might be confused by some of the jargon. “Angel investor” might get thrown around a lot, but what exactly is one? How are they distinguished from other investors who invest in start-ups, like venture capitalists? Well, in a nutshell, angel investors are experienced individuals who invest their own capital […]

Where to Invest Your Money in 2017

Where to Invest Your Money in 2017

After the events of 2016 – the EU referendum result, the election of Donald Trump – it can feel like the future of investment might be very different to what we’ve been used to, and you might be feeling uncertain about where to invest. If the world is becoming more sceptical about free trade, for […]

Why Starting Up is Different to Being a Start-Up

Why Starting Up is Different to Being a Start-Up

One of the things that put investors off crowdfunding sites is the sense that the companies they’re being asked to invest in aren’t all there yet – are you really investing in an up and running company, or is it only someone’s idea that’s still just on paper? This is why we need to be […]

How to Create the Perfect Pitch for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Create the Perfect Pitch for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

The right words hold the power to move mountains – or, at least, to persuade others to move mountains for you. And this is never more true than when you’re pitching for investment. A strong pitch which succinctly and effectively communicates why your business is such a compelling opportunity can be the difference between securing […]