Securing business investment

Startup Funding and Grants

Why won’t investors back your small business?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explores what makes a small business right for venture capital investors.

Alternative finance

5 reasons why SEIS and EIS are the best funding routes for tech startups

Tax-based startup funding raised through the Government’s SEIS and EIS schemes is amplified if you work with a tech startup specialist, argues Alistair Marsden.


How I secured my first round of seed funding – podcast

Anna Jordan meets Michael Rossman, company director of EnergyBillKill, to discuss how he secured his first round of seed funding.

Startup Funding and Grants

How can we get businesses and investors speaking the same language?

There seems to be confusion around what businesses think investors are looking for in a strong management team, and what investors are actually looking for, argues Nigel Walker, head of innovation lending at Innovate UK.

Startup Funding and Grants

Seven secrets to securing investment for growth

If you’ve never approached angels or VC firms before, it can be a daunting – and time-consuming – process. Here, Andrew Clough of The Brew discusses how to go about it.

Startup Funding and Grants

A guide to boosting your investment chances

Greg Gormley of Bink tells us how small businesses can boost their chances of getting investment.


Investors looking to support British businesses this tax year

More than half of investors want to throw their weight behind supporting British business in the next tax year (2017/18).

Startup Funding and Grants

What to look for in an investor and why there’s more to it than money

In this piece, James Oakes looks at five key criteria for a great investor.

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...