A recent study has found that there is something of a perception gap between businesses and investors in terms of what makes a successful scale-up company.
Business owners should not take softer skills, such as communication and resilience, for granted when pitching to investors.
You’ve got the idea. You’ve got the product. You’ve even got the business cards. The only missing piece is the money to make it all happen, so you reach out to investors – but how can you win them over?
She’s built a nail brand which now sells over five million units a year, but Thea Green still doesn’t think she’s made it. Real Business caught up with the entrepreneur to break down her story.
When Simon Coughlin and Mark Reynier took a punt and bought the historic Bruichladdich whiskey distillery on Islay in 2002 they couldn’t have imagined the roller-coaster journey they’d go on.
Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have now been in the market for over two decades. These publicly listed, tax efficient vehicles enable individuals to invest in (usually) startups and early stage growth companies. And growing in popularity, we looked at what made it such an appealing option.
For your business to reach the next stage of growth, raising capital might be a necessity. Serial entrepreneur Mike France has some tales from the trenches.
While that all-important business growth capital can be sourced from a number of places, Ian Gillis and Michael Bennett look at how the IPO route can work.
As his business looks to secure a £100,000 investment through Seedrs, Crua Outdoors CEO Derek O’Sullivan shares his experiences of previous crowdfunding pitch successes.
Martyn Holman of Forward Partners continues with his deep dive into the venture capital space by explaining how not to pitch to a VC if you want backing.
It is hard to conceive of a bigger nightmare for British business than the confirmation of the content leaked in the Labour manifesto, an ode to doom.
Launched in 1994 and 2012, EIS and SEIS have encouraged investors to back riskier businesses by providing access to income tax and capital gains tax relief, but now the much heralded funding method is on the decline.