Why are companies going green?
It’s clear that the climate and going green remains a key consideration this year, with green infrastructure projects at the heart of many governments’ post-pandemic recovery plans. In the US, President Joe Biden has re-joined the Paris climate agreement and aims to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, China’s government announced last year […]
Funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, business is far from “running as usual”, which is why we are writing this blog with the aim of summarising the raft of measures that have been announced by the government regarding financial support and to ensure you are aware of the latest schemes and extensions put in motion to help […]
8 Tips for Investing in a Crowdfunding Deal during COVID-19
Every investment comes with a certain degree of risk. However, during a global pandemic the degree of risk could be higher. With this article, we are going to dive into 8 tips for investing in a Crowdfunding Deal during COVID-19. TIP #1 – It is advisable that you restrict all your speculative investments to no […]
6 pandemic-proof ways to run a successful crowdfunding campaign
UK’s lockdown 2.0 has got many entrepreneurs wondering if their crowdfunding campaign can succeed right now. Given this pandemic induced slump what’s a founder to do? Especially the ones that require capital to execute their growth plans. Here’s a list of 6 pandemic-proof ways to run a successful crowdfunding campaign and secure set investment targets. […]
Cost cutting during COVID-19
Back in April, in the early days of the pandemic, Harvard Business School released research claiming that the average small business has enough cash reserves to last just 27 days. Now that most countries are now experiencing or preparing for a second wave of the virus it is critical that many companies, especially small businesses, […]
Future Fund extended to 30 November 2020
Original article featured on the British Business Bank website (https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/coronavirus-loan-schemes-and-the-future-fund-extended-to-30-november-2020) 24 September 2020 The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today extended the government’s three Coronavirus business interruption loan schemes and the Future Fund. The extension aligns all the end dates of the schemes to 30 November, ensuring that there is further support in place for […]
Change in CBILS rules to help fast growing smaller companies
While having faced some criticism since its launch, the British Business Bank’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) now seems to be making a real impact. According to government statistics, as at 19th July 2020 a total of £12.2 billion had been approved under the scheme by accredited lenders across a total of 55,674 successful […]
New announcement on the Future Fund.
FUTURE FUND EXTENDED TO UK COMPANIES FROM ACCELERATOR PROGRAMMES OUTSIDE THE UK 30 June 2020 The Chancellor of the Exchequer today announced that the Future Fund is being expanded to accommodate businesses that contribute significantly to the UK economy, but do not have their parent company based in the UK because they participated in a […]
Future Fund – Secure your Future with a Convertible Loan.
Amongst the range of business support measures announced by the government in the past two months is the Future Fund. Delivered by the British Business Bank (like the CBILS programme), the Future Fund has been designed to ensure high-growth companies across the UK receive the investment they need to continue during the crisis. Unlike CBILS, […]
We saved the banks, now the banks must save us!
At the height of the last financial crisis in 2008/09, which was largely a bank created crisis, governments around the world stepped in to stop big financial firms from going bust. Taxpayers’ cash was injected into a bevy of banks around the globe to restore market confidence and help stabilise the system. Here in the […]