Financing is a priority for almost every community organisation. The more money you can raise, the more you can achieve - but competition is fierce for the limited amounts of funding that are available.
If you’re considering selling your business, you need to arrive at a fair value. Here are all the factors you should take into account.
Floating your company can be one of the most exciting experiences in your business life. But it can also be stressful, time consuming and expensive.
Understanding how much a business is worth - and how it can be made more valuable - is of vital importance to anyone buying, selling or simply running a business.
It can be hard to scale your small business without external investment, advice and the right contacts – which can all come from an angel investor.
At some stage you may need to attract external funding to grow your business. This could be through a business bank loan, crowdfunding, accelerators, angel investors or venture capital, among other options. But what do outside investors look for and how can you attract the right partners?
Finance of £25,000 to £750,000 can be surprisingly difficult to obtain. Banks generally require security and many venture capital firms are not interested in financing these amounts. A business angel might be the solution for your business.
Business angels are wealthy, entrepreneurial individuals who provide capital in return for a proportion of your company’s shares. They take a high personal risk in the expectation of owning part of a growing and successful business.
Richard Bearman, Head of Business Banking HSBC UK, on common sources of start-up funding: Raising enough money to start a new business can be a challenge. Here, Richard Bearman, Head of Business Banking HSBC UK, talks though the main options and why it’s wise to mix and match them.
Bruce Davis, director of the UK Crowdfunding Association and founder of the Abundance Investment crowdfunding platform, answers key questions on how crowdfunding can help small businesses.