Small Business Loans Explained

Small Business Loans Explained Small Business Loans There are many reasons why you might consider a business loan to fund the growth of your business. While this form of funding requires you to repay the loan with interest, it does not grant the lender any ownership over your business, unlike equity funding. This article will … Read More

Tax Accountant near me

How to Find a Tax Accountant near me In this blog How to find a Tax Accountant near me we will explore: 1. Ever asked the question: How do I find an accountant near me?  2. What makes a good accountant?  3. What to ask your accountant?  4. What are the key qualities to look … Read More

How to Find the Best Business Grants

How to Find the Best Business Grants The UK has a long history of supporting small businesses and start-ups. The UK business grants system is one way that the government supports businesses. The grants are designed to help small businesses and start-ups grow from the start. We will help you find the best business grants … Read More

Bookkeeping Services

The Importance of Bookkeeping Services If you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t have the time to invest in learning bookkeeping. Letting someone else handle the accounting for your business ensures that your cash flow is managed and your business stays on track. However, as your business expands or you’re heading into a … Read More

How Much Does an Accountant Cost?

How Much Does an Accountant Cost Businesses? One question that businesses are often faced with is how much an accountant costs? When you are planning for your business, one of the first things you should be considering is the cost of your accountant. Sure, you might not need an accountant for your early stages, but … Read More

Increase Sales for Your Small Business

10 Tips on How to Increase Sales for Your Small Business Merely having a unique product or service isn’t the reason why businesses succeed. What they consistently do is focus on increasing their small business sales. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to increase your startup sales, here are ten proven ways to do it. Increase … Read More

Small Business Accounting Explained

Small Business Accounting Explained Simply put, accounting allows you to optimise your entire business. Small business accounting explained below Introduction – Small Business Accounting Explained Are you stuck managing the accounts for your business? We’re here to explain the process of business accounting, why it’s important and how to stay on top of your finances … Read More

Recruiting Tips for Growing Businesses

Recruiting Tips for Growing Businesses The success of any organization depends on its ability to hire the right talent. And that starts with an effective recruitment process. However, the recruitment process can be more complex than it seems. Below we discuss Recruiting Tips for Growing Businesses. According to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the … Read More

Grow Your Business Through Digital Marketing

Four Steps to Successfully Grow Your Business Through Digital Marketing Are you looking for ways to grow your business through digital marketing? We live in a digital age, and if you want to boost your business success, then you need to prioritise digital marketing for startups. Matt Rosenberg, Director at Wix, said, “For an SME … Read More

R&D Tax Reliefs

R&D Tax Reliefs: Everything You Need to Know Research and development tax reliefs are a UK government policy that is designed to encourage businesses to innovate, develop new products and services, create jobs and invest in R&D activities while facing less risk. This post will give you everything you need to know about claiming Research … Read More

The Secret to a Successful Startup MVP

The Secret to a Successful Startup MVP An MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, is a technique used by startups to test the viability of their product idea. Startup founders find this an effective way to validate their business model and identify any issues with their initial assumptions before investing too much time or money into … Read More

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Equity vs Rewards Crowdfunding

Equity Campaign Investors invest in your business in return for equity, a share. Focused on platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs Investors can be accredited or everyday consumers e.g. family or friends Create brand ambassadors if the company becomes profitable Control over offering: set own terms, including valuation and how much you sell, greater freedom, no restrictions … Read More

A Guide to Equity Crowdfunding in the UK

So you’ve heard about equity crowdfunding in the UK, but need more information on what it is and how it works? You’ve come to the right place! Read on to find out exactly what equity crowdfunding is, how it works, what are the risks and benefits from it. Equity crowdfunding is where people invest in … Read More

Time to Meet Crowdcube UK

Time to Meet Crowdcube UK If you are interested in equity crowdfunding in the UK, you must have heard of Crowdcube. Crowdcube UK has been growing steadily since its launch in 2011. As a result, it is one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms on the web. As partners of Crowdcube UK, we want to … Read More

Websites Similar to Seedrs

Crowdfunding has become one of the leading methods for raising funds thanks to its active social media-nourished community. Launching a crowdfunding campaign can often be difficult to wrap your head around if you’ve never seeked funding before. Where do I start? What’s the best plan of action? What platform do I use? There are so … Read More

Seedrs vs Crowdcube

Every entrepreneur knows that investment is vital for the survival and growth of any startup and early-stage business. The good news is that there are various ways to secure funding for your business. You can try bank funding or opt for a more modern method like crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a way to secure funding, as … Read More

Crowdfunding for Startups in the UK

The volume of new businesses grows every year and many are turning to crowdfunding in order to scale their startup. Currently, around 6 million businesses exist and about 75% are service industries. Since 2000, there has been a record growth in solo companies of 82%. These are businesses without employees [1]. Mainly due to many … Read More

Investors in the UK

In the United Kingdom, over 2.46 million declare themselves as millionaires [1]. The total UK wealth rises by about £6 trillion each year. Even with Brexit and the falling sterling currency value, the UK still holds 4th place after USA, China & Japan [2]. Meaning just ahead of other wealthy nations, Germany, France and Australia. … Read More

Investment for my business

If only money grew on trees, life would be easier… or would it? If money was so readily available, then why strive to make more? Capitalism equals making money and each new idea dreamed up is, to a great extent, just that. We all want to get rich quick and retire early. A game of … Read More

Routes to Securing Small Business Investors

Small business investors being sought to accelerate the growth of the 5.7 million business in the UK. Approximately 99.9% of these are SMEs (Small Medium Enterprise) and they are classed as having between 0 and 250 employees. An astonishing 96% of these are in the micro-business bracket, employing less than 9 people [1]. Thousands of … Read More

Find Investors Online

Type in your search bar ‘Find investors online’ and you will get about 330 million results. Seems incredible, doesn’t it? Is obtaining contacts for financing really that easy? Unfortunately, no. A bit more like a needle in a haystack! When you look a bit closer, most of them are articles about ‘how to’ find investors … Read More

How do I find investors online?

When you have decided upon a fundraising campaign, finding investors for your business is the name of the game. Whether it is to launch a dream with startup funding or progress a passion you are already selling. There are many routes to achieving the golden ticket but the main focus is on where to look. … Read More

Finding Startup Investors and Securing Startup business funding in the UK

Inventing a new product, design or solution is a wonderful sign of ingenuity. Being a creative forward thinker, possessing talent and inventing a new idea is brilliance in itself. However, launching into the current market can be extremely daunting. Taking a leap into the capitalistic world is not for the faint hearted and the hoops … Read More

Targeting the right Investors

The success of every business looking for investors is measured by the total amount of money received. Finding funding might sound easy, after all, hundreds of companies have managed it before! Every day we are bombarded with media coverage on businesses who have successfully raised capital. From the entrepreneur who has a dream, to the … Read More

Are You Looking for Investors for Your Business?

The biggest problem when searching for funding, is targeting the right investors. In most cases, you will need to approach anywhere from 30-50 potentials before the perfect match is made. But when looking for investors can sometimes be a big undertaking.. So many factors affect who will become the next big investor for your business. … Read More

The Ultimate List of Investors

There have been many success stories of entrepreneurs achieving financing through investments. We regularly read in the news of accomplishments all over the world. In the UK, the number of people seeking funding has not dwindled. Odds are getting greater to be that something special and the next talked about business. But securing funding is … Read More

Find Investors in the UK

The last global financial crash was over 10 years ago and the shockwaves affected many businesses in the UK. Subsequently, banks became more reluctant to lend money. Confidence in them dropped after closures and the following low interest rates on offer. Many banks have been systematically closing branches meaning a decade of minimal returns for … Read More

The 5 Pillars of Crowdfunding Marketing

At this point, we are going to assume that you already have a good understanding of what crowdfunding actually is, how it works and what type of crowdfunding campaign would work best for you, depending on your goals and development stage of your business. If you are yet to consider if crowdfunding is a good … Read More

The 5 Pillars of Crowdfunding Marketing Part Two

Just landed on this article without reading the first chapter of the story? Make sure to check “The five pillars of crowdfunding marketing – Part one” before proceeding. Even if you have a solid social media and PR strategy in place, there is no guarantee that the traffic you have led by utilizing these channels … Read More

What is Crowdfunding

Many people consider crowdfunding a product of the 21st century. And even though crowdfunding as we know it emerged in the beginning of the century, its roots can be tracked way back in history. For example, the symbolic Statue of Liberty in New York was actually funded by small donations from Americans and French men. … Read More

Crowdfunding for startups

Straying away from the traditional financial resources usually provided by banks, business angels or venture capital firms, a new method of financing has emerged in the past decade. Crowdfunding has established itself as a viable financing mechanism for startups, aiming to launch a product or scale up the business. Crowdfunding for startups is the much-needed … Read More

How Does Crowdfunding Work

crowdfunding has become a viable financing mechanism for individual entrepreneurs and businesses alike. But how does crowdfunding work exactly? In this article, we will guide you through the basics of how crowdfunding works. We will also share some important insights along the way. In this article:       An introduction to crowdfunding;     … Read More

Creating Your Crowdfunding Pitch Text

Creating your crowdfunding pitch text When crowdfunding your pitch text is a crucial document that you will need. The reason for this is so that you can draw in investors on the crowdfunding platforms such as Seedrs or Crowdcube. A crowdfunding pitch text consists of two sections which are the idea and team section. This … Read More

The Importance Of The Crowdfunding Pre-Raise

Crowdfunding Raise When you are looking to crowdfund a majority of the platforms require you to have a percentage of your investment already raised before they consider you to launch a campaign on their platform. On average they require you to pre-raise around 20 – 35% of the funding goal of your funding goal before … Read More

Crowdfunding Plan – Crowdfunding Key Dates

Crowdfunding Plan – Crowdfunding Key Dates When crowdfunding there are a number of key dates that you will need to have finalised. It is important to have a clear timeline of what you want to achieve from this campaign, and when you want to achieve your goal by. Crowdfunding Plan – Pre-registration When you’re in … Read More

Crowdfunding Valuation – How Do You Value a Company?

Crowdfunding Valuation – How Do You Value a Company? When considering equity crowdfunding, finding out the valuation of your company is one of the vital aspects of starting your campaign. Crowdfunding valuation is important when running a campaign, as it has the power to draw in investors or scare them away. Company valuation is also … Read More

Have Your Crowdfunding Documents Prepared

Have your crowdfunding documents prepared When crowdfunding there are three vital documents that you will need prepared, in order to present them to investors so that they have a better insight into your business when considering to invest into your crowdfunding campaign and to ensure that they will be getting a return on their investment. … Read More

Crowdfunding Investment – Is It Right For Your Business?

Crowdfunding investment introduction Crowdfunding is the process of seeking financial support to back your project from a large number of people. As a result, it goes beyond the traditional modes of financial resources provided by banks, business angels or venture capital firms. Crowdfunding is an open call through the internet for the provision of capital … Read More

The Importance of a Good Crowdfunding Video Script

The importance of a good crowdfunding video script Before you start your crowdfunding video, you need to make sure that you have a good script in place. You will need to make sure that the crowdfunding video script is well produced, this could be written by you, or you could outsource the script writing to … Read More

Why Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video Could Be Damaging Your Campaign

Why Your Crowdfunding Pitch Video Could Be Damaging Your Campaign So, we have already told you how having crowdfunding videos are great for your crowdfunding campaign. If you followed the guide we did previously on the 10 tips to crowdfunding videos you can see what would be good to do when making your videos. Although … Read More

3 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips To Leverage Your Crowdfunding Campaign

3 Crowdfunding Marketing Tips To Use To Leverage Your Campaign Crowdfunding is a great way for businesses to gain funding to reach a certain goal. Here are our top three crowdfunding marketing tips that can help you take your campaign to the next level. Marketing enables you to promote your campaign. As a result, it … Read More

Tips For Crowdfunding Video – Why You Need A Crowdfunding Video?

Tips For Crowdfunding Video – Why You Need A Crowdfunding Video? Having a Crowdfunding campaign video is one of the essential elements of a successful crowdfunding page but there are still many campaigns which go live without a video. Find out what the consequences can be of crowdfunding without a video and why you need … Read More

7 Crowdfunding Tips For Nonprofits

Crowdfunding is a very successful method of gaining funding. These are some crowdfunding tips for nonprofits that are incredibly useful to know because as a nonprofit the way you go about crowdfunding is slightly different to that of profit earning organisations. Below are a couple tips that could help your campaign: Crowdfunding Tips For Nonprofits: … Read More

Crowdfunding Social Media Tips: What Social Media Should I Use?

Crowdfunding Social Media Tips: What Social Media Should I Use? In this blog, we will be giving you some great crowdfunding social media tips because we know that a well-marketed crowdfunding campaign brings in both a community for your product and also the funds you need to reach the goal that you have set for yourselves. … Read More

Creating A Crowdfunding Page That Stands Out: A Step By Step Guide

Creating A Crowdfunding Page That Stands Out: Introduction In crowdfunding, your campaign will be competing against others at the same time. Therefore, its important to make your crowdfunding page stand out. Your product and business idea could be very impressive. However, if it is not presented in the right way, then it might not appeal … Read More

What is a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Ever wondered ‘what is a crowdfunding campaign?’, well, crowdfunding is an alternative method of raising capital instead of the traditional methods of gaining capital from bank loans. When running a campaign there is normally a limit of around 30 days to obtain the funds that you have set.  The way in which capital is obtained … Read More

100% Funded in 1 Day?! Tips For A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Why do you need tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign? Stuck for what you need to make your campaign a success?  Our guide will give you the knowledge on how to set up a crowdfunding campaign. Read on to gain our top tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign! What is a crowdfunding campaign you may ask? … Read More

Why Do Social Media and Crowdfunding Go Hand in Hand?

Social media and crowdfunding go hand in hand like two peas in a pod. Social media allows business owners to raise awareness to their business goals or to the crowdfunding campaign that they are running on various platforms such as Crowdcube or Indiegogo. Alternative funding relies heavily on social media before, during and after a … Read More

Is Your Crowdfunding Video Script Good Enough To Get You 100% Crowdfunded?

Having an amazing crowdfunding video script is important when trying to attract potential investors to your product. Ensuring that you have a script that’s been reviewed and is perfect is vital because it could be the make or break of the product/service. Creating an effective crowdfunding video script provides you with a great quality video … Read More

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Introduction More small companies are using crowdfunding to raise funds as an alternative to traditional funding options. So knowing how to market your crowdfunding campaign is incredibly important! How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Why? Marketing your crowdfunding campaign is crucial to its success. This is because … Read More

Five Crowdfunding Video Examples To Inspire Your Campaign

Five Crowdfunding Video Examples To Inspire Your Campaign: Introduction Why would you need to see crowdfunding video examples you ask? Well, videos have a huge impact on the success of crowdfunding campaigns. A great crowdfunding video can help encourage the viewers to invest because they get to see what exactly they are financing, whether that’s … Read More

What Is The Ideal Crowdfunding Video Length?

What Is The Ideal Crowdfunding Video Length? – Introduction For your crowdfunding campaign including a video could persuade potential investors to invest in your idea. Therefore your crowdfunding video length is really important, especially when trying to engage with the viewer. It could even lead to an increase in the number of people that convert … Read More

Why Should You Consider Investing In Startups?

Why Should You Consider Investing In Startups?  Investing in startups could be a great way, to see your money multiply. As an investor, there are many possible ventures that you could invest your money into. Through investing in startups you could be apart of the journey for the next big product, helping them innovate every … Read More

How to Select the Right Crowdfunding Sites For Businesses!

How to Select the Right Crowdfunding Sites For Businesses! Are you thinking about using crowdfunding for your business? Crowdfunding is a great low-risk method to gain monetary investment to grow your business or help in product development. When considering crowdfunding, there are several platforms that you can pitch your idea to, depending on the campaign or … Read More

Top Five Reasons for Small Businesses to Crowdfund!

Why would you do crowdfunding for a business startup? Well, for a startup company, raising funds is an important part of being able to grow, and for most startup businesses it’s hard to qualify to get a loan. Rewards-based crowdfunding on Indiegogo or Kickstarter could be a safer and more beneficial alternative for a business … Read More

Our Top 10 Tips On How to Make Great Crowdfunding Videos

Our Top 10 Tips On How to Make Good Crowdfunding Videos Before reading on, you’re probably wondering…why are great crowdfunding videos crucial to include in my crowdfunding campaign? Well, it’s no surprise that video has a huge impact on marketing in general when 92 percent of B2B customers watch videos…bet you didn’t know that! Only … Read More

How to get startup funding for your business

How to get startup funding for your business Startup funding for a business is a difficult venture. You’re a startup business and are finding it difficult to get off the ground. You also believe extra funding could make running your business a lot easier. Since you’re a startup business it may be hard for you … Read More

Social Media For Crowdfunding: How It Can Help Your Campaign

Social Media For Crowdfunding: How important is it Social media is a relatively new concept, a brand new product of the 21st century. During its short lifespan, social media has prominently influenced the communication of many companies among a vast array of industries, and the crowdfunding industry is not an exception. To fully realize the … Read More

Crowdfund Campaign – What It Is?

Crowdfund Campaign – What is it? A crowdfunding campaign is essentially presenting your product or service that you want to launch on a crowdfunding platform for the world to see. Your campaign must provide information about the organisation and provide a better view of the business for potential investors. When assembling the pitch materials together, … Read More

Equity Crowdfunding – How To Stay Relevant To Investors

Equity Crowdfunding – What Is It? Equity Crowdfunding is alternative way to gain capital in a business by offering up part of your business in return. The way which crowdfunding works is that you appeal to potential investors or backers of a crowdfunding platform such as Indiegogo or Crowdcube, who are always looking to invest into the … Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign Strategy – Maintain Your Campaign’s Momentum

Crowdfunding Campaign Strategy – Maintain Your Campaign’s Momentum Okay, your crowdfunding campaign’s a clear winner. A patented money printer. Your pitch video’s a well-worded killer. But wait. If nobody’s aware of you, those pledges will come in drips, not waves. Getting the support of backers in advance will turn that launch date into a floodgate. … Read More

Crowdfunding Social Media Strategy Can Catapult Your Campaign

Social Media for Crowdfunding: How It Can Catapult Your Campaign Having a crowdfunding campaign strategy is important to launching a successful campaign and your social media is a key factor when trying to raise awareness. It’s changed the way human beings relate to one another. One thing’s certain, if you want crowdfunding success, you’ll need … Read More

Crowdfunding Press – How Your Campaign Can Get Great PR

Crowdfunding Press – How Your Campaign Can Get Great PR There’s a lot of Ps and Rs to concern yourself with in the crowdfunding world. Peer Recognition, Press Releases, Progress Reports, and chiefly of all, Public Relations. PR outreach is often overlooked. You might be hoping that you just have to open the lid of … Read More

Crowdfunding Marketing Strategy – Why You Need An Email List

Crowdfunding Marketing Strategy – Why You Need An Email List Nowadays, social media is the centre of speech, it seems. But before you hurtle into it headlong, consider a more effective weapon: Emails. They allow you to stop bellowing from balconies and target your message to the right individuals. This is why you receive 9 … Read More

Crowdfunding Video Tips – How To Make A Successful Crowdfunding Video

Crowdfunding Video Tips – How To Make A Successful Crowdfunding Video Images are worth a thousand words If images are worth a thousand words each, and a video is at least 24 images per second, we’re looking at, what, 1,440,000 words per minute? That’s 23 books. That’s maths. But what are these words saying? In … Read More

Crowdfunding Projects: Is All About Your Story, So How Do You Tell It?

Crowdfunding Projects:  Is All About Your Story, So How Do You Tell It? Stories are built into our DNA. If your campaign tells a good story, the contributors will come in crowds. Convey the passion, the hardship, the challenges, the breakthroughs and the personal touch that makes your project inspirational. Whether you do it through … Read More

How To Set Up Crowdfunding Campaign – The Definitive Guide

How To Set Up Crowdfunding Campaign? You’ve got an incredible idea, and now all you need to do is get attention and funding for it, and since you’re reading this, you’ve decided crowdfunding could be the right option for you, but we know how difficult it is to decide where to start. That’s why we’ve created … Read More

Crowdfunding Rewards – Why Your Campaign Needs Great Rewards

Why Your Campaign Needs Great Rewards Crowdfunding Rewards – What can I give? The dawning dilemma of the crowdfunding campaign. Answer it right and the matter of what you can get becomes clearer. Backers want to see your idea come striding into the daylight, but mostly they want something worth their while, worth their money, … Read More

Raise Investment

Raise Investment – Guarantee Investment When Crowdfunding Launch day is a tense day. A turbulent day. And the days preceding it are tense, turbulent days, too. It’s the day you lift the lid on your hard work to find out if you’ve made a stallion or a salmon. When the whistle sounds, you want to … Read More

Crowdfunded: Why Preparation Is The Key To Success

Crowdfunded: Why Preparation Is The Key To Success. Want to get shot out of that crowdfunding canon with a blast? Hang on. Let’s spend some time calculating your trajectory first. I know the crowdfunding landscape looks green and bountiful and endless, but without devising a velocity and direction, you’ll make your landing somewhere much bleaker … Read More

Crowd Funding Campaign – Finding the Right Crowd

Crowd Funding Campaign – Finding the Right Crowd One of the most exciting things about crowdfunding is seeing your crowd grow from a few close friends to a few hundred acquaintances, to a few thousand complete strangers. Heck, reaching a few million isn’t out of the question. Before reaching out, you’ll need to figure out … Read More

Crowdfunding Help – Having A Team Is Critical To Your Success

Crowdfunding Help – Having A Team Is Critical To Your Crowdfunding Campaign’s Success According to Indiegogo, working in a team makes the success of your crowdfunding campaign 3 times more likely. In other words, in a team, you divide and conquer those enormous tasks. As a result, you can get critical feedback and opinions. You … Read More

Crowdfunding Advice – How To Set Your Crowdfunding Goal

Crowdfunding Advice – How To Value Your Business And Set Your Crowdfunding Goal Accordingly How high should your crowdfunding goal be? Well, if it’s not right, your investors could lose confidence in your ability to value your business correctly. Goldilocks had the right idea. It needs to be just right. Once you’ve made your bed, … Read More

How To Do Crowdfunding – Your Financial Forecast

How To Do Crowdfunding – Your Financial Forecast Your financial forecast helps investors to understand the future of your business and make judgements about its potential. It’s challenging to make future predictions when your business hasn’t even started yet, but it’s vital to earning the confidence of your investors- a business with long-term aspirations is … Read More

What is Crowdfunding? Reward, equity and donation crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding is where a large group of individuals invest in the funding of a project. This is typically done online. It is considered an open call through the internet for the provision of capital goods. As a result, crowdfunding allows individuals to bring their innovative creations to life and build a customer base. Along the … Read More