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Former Start-Up Series winner discusses his next funding round – Ed Bird, Bird Eyewear

By securing equity investment from The Start-Up Series competition, Ed Bird has created a sustainable fashion eyewear business with a social conscience. Now, he's focused on the business' next funding round

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The Start-Up Series competition is back — a chance to secure up to £250,000 in equity funding

The Start-Up Series competition is back after a month's holiday, giving your business a chance to secure up to £250,000 in equity funding

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New small business strategic challenge or the same one in disguise?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, discusses how despite technology's impact on all businesses, the heart of the business challenge remains the same

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Winning the Start-Up Series – Mathew Norbury, FC Labs

Wearable brain imaging technology tells you when your alertness is dropping and it’s time to take a break. Think of it as PPE for mental performance

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Winning the Start-Up Series – Carrie Davies, ONE Essentials

ONE Essentials is a new kind of fashion brand, where you recycle your purchase by sending it back to the manufacturer. Carrie Davies shares her vision for ethical retail

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Winning the Start-Up Series – Henry Acevedo, Fox Robotics

Nearly a quarter of the time spent fruit picking is trundling produce back and forth to collection points. Fox Robotics uses robots to help workers spend their time more productively

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Winning The Start-Up Series – Adrian Lawson, The Preference Hub

In a world increasingly reliant on handheld devices for deliveries and stocktaking, The Preference Hub helps enterprise-level businesses keep tabs on them

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What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Matt Oldham, Unizest

Unizest solves a problem for the millions of foreign workers and students who come to Britain each year, all needing a UK bank account

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The Start-Up Series competition – over £1 million invested in latest winners

£1.14 million in SEIS and EIS funding has been invested into recent winners of The Start-Up Series competition, delivered by Worth Capital in partnership with Small Business

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How can you assess a Seed EIS investment manager?

How important and challenging is it for company founders to assess a Seed EIS investment manager?

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Starting a business during changing times: danger and opportunity

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explores the opportunities and dangers of starting a business now, during a pandemic

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Why is a diversified portfolio essential when seed investing?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, and Andy Davidson, founder at Nova, explore the importance of a diversified portfolio when seed investing.

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Why embracing scarcity is attractive for investment

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explains why entrepreneur's embracing scarcity is attractive for investment

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How risky is investing in Seed EIS investments?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, and Andy Davidson, founder at Nova, explore the risk of investing in Seed EIS funds.

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up

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How to build your business

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, explains why you need to invest in your branding – even if you're a small business

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Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business