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Small Business Grants: What Are They and How To Get One

Small Business Grants: What Are They and How To Get One

Securing funding to grow your small business or to get an idea off the ground can be challenging. Young startup companies typically lack sufficient collateral, operating history and financial means to attract big bucks.  Funding the development at early stages of a...

Company Contrasts: The Pros and Cons of Merger vs Acquisition Strategies

Company Contrasts: The Pros and Cons of Merger vs Acquisition Strategies

There can be a lot of confusion surrounding the terms ‘merger’ and ‘acquisition.’ The often misunderstood words typically refer to the joining of two companies, but there many fundamental differences that come into play when understanding the different connotations...

Structured Scaling: Strategising Unsecured Business Loans

Structured Scaling: Strategising Unsecured Business Loans

If running a business wasn’t hard enough, securing enough of a windfall to ensure its growth can be another matter altogether.  Loans can be part and parcel of an entrepreneur’s life, and acquiring funding can help an endeavour stay on top of its overheads or spark a...

Sole Trader vs Limited Company: Exploring The Pros and Cons

Sole Trader vs Limited Company: Exploring The Pros and Cons

Life as an entrepreneur is filled with difficult decisions, and one of the earliest you’ll encounter is based on whether or not you plan to operate as a sole trader or choose to become a limited company.  All businesses need to have a recognisable legal structure, and...

Series A, B, C, D & E Funding: Startup Funding Series Explained

Series A, B, C, D & E Funding: Startup Funding Series Explained

The task of raising equity funding for your startup tends to be an arduous and stressful one. Placing the future of your endeavour in the hands of someone else is never easy, but if you successfully secure a windfall that’s right for you, it could be the first step...

The 7 Stages of a Startup: Building a Successful Venture

The 7 Stages of a Startup: Building a Successful Venture

Building a startup from a single idea can be lonely work. You’ll encounter many reasons to give up instead of continuing your venture into the unknown, but the rewards associated with successfully guiding a business through the mire and into prominence can make the...

Crowdfunding Business: The Ins and Outs of Public Funding

Crowdfunding Business: The Ins and Outs of Public Funding

Crowdfunding has become a popular source of capital for entrepreneurs to finance new business ventures. Essentially, a large number of individuals invest a small amount of capital into a new business in return for a reward or a potential profit.  But where can we find...

Venture Capital vs Private Equity: Understanding the Difference

Venture Capital vs Private Equity: Understanding the Difference

Ambitious startups are often expected to seek out different funding sources at different stages of growth. Meanwhile, various players are eagerly determining how and at what stage they will participate.  Major questions have stemmed from the ambiguity of capital...

Startup Funding: 7 Potential Funding Options To Explore

Startup Funding: 7 Potential Funding Options To Explore

If only we could turn our ideas into fully-fledged businesses overnight. Sadly, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and most entrepreneurial dreams require lots of planning, budgeting, bravery and - in many cases - luck.  If you’re building your first startup, it’s likely...

Factor Investing: Generating Greater Returns From Investments

Factor Investing: Generating Greater Returns From Investments

Factor investing has the potential to offer up tangible investment opportunities while maintaining a healthy range of diversification within the portfolios of investors.  This strategy has received increasing levels of popularity thanks to the choice investors have in...

VC Funding: The Ins and Outs of Raising Venture Capital Funding

VC Funding: The Ins and Outs of Raising Venture Capital Funding

As your startup begins to experience growth, you may find yourself in a position to seek out venture capital as a means of scaling your business accordingly.  Of course, there are plenty of alternative measures available to grow your business. Bootstrapping is the...

Passive Investing: The Ins & Outs of Building Your Passive Income

Passive Investing: The Ins & Outs of Building Your Passive Income

Whistle while your investments work. For hundreds of years, we’ve been drawn in by the idea of making money while sitting on something of a nest egg, and passive investing is one of the most pertinent ways of generating a profit without the burden of constant...

Piecemeal Investments: Micro-Investing Under The Microscope

Piecemeal Investments: Micro-Investing Under The Microscope

We live in a fast-paced age where time has a habit of waiting for nobody. This can make it tricky to give your investments the level of care that they deserve.  Luckily, as technology develops, so too does the level of convenience that we’re capable of enjoying -...

Investing in The Future: How To Find Small Companies To Invest In

Investing in The Future: How To Find Small Companies To Invest In

The world of investing is a volatile one at the best of times - not least when it involves pinning your hopes on the successful scaling of a small company that’s yet to fully establish itself.  The movie Wolf of Wall Street went some way in projecting a frightening...

Wealth Management in 2020: How Will Our Perception of Investing Change?

Wealth Management in 2020: How Will Our Perception of Investing Change?

Wealth management is an industry that’s experienced widespread change in the 21st Century alone. The emergence of new technologies coupled with larger inter-generational asset transfers, all set to the backdrop of a world recovering from a significant financial crash...

Private Banking vs Wealth Management: Which One To Choose?

Private Banking vs Wealth Management: Which One To Choose?

You could be forgiven for being unable to spot many differences between private banking and wealth management. Indeed, both terms share some similarities. However, when push comes to shove, the two investment strategies can yield wildly different results for your...

Private Wealth Management: The Ins & Outs Of Investing In Your Ambition

Private Wealth Management: The Ins & Outs Of Investing In Your Ambition

Private wealth management is best defined as an investment advisory approach that combines the realms of financial planning, portfolio management and a variety of other aggregated services pertaining to individual wealth - as opposed to that of corporations, trusts,...

Bootstrapping Statistics: Starting a Business From Scratch

Bootstrapping Statistics: Starting a Business From Scratch

If you’ve ever set up your own business or looked into the idea, the chances are you’ll already be well aware of what bootstrapping your startup entails. But considering it’s one of the most popular ways of getting a new business up and running, perhaps it’s time to...

Generational Wealth: The Pros & Cons Of Riding The Wave Of Change

Generational Wealth: The Pros & Cons Of Riding The Wave Of Change

Over the 25 years, the topic of intergenerational wealth will continue to gather momentum as the Great Wealth Transfer takes hold. Throughout this time, the Baby Boomer generation will pass down a total wealth of as much as $68 trillion to inheritors in what will be...

Five Opportunities Posed By The Great Wealth Transfer

Five Opportunities Posed By The Great Wealth Transfer

The coming years will bring a mass transfer of wealth on a scale that we’ve never before seen. As the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation of individuals born between the years of 1945 and 1964 begin to reach retirement age, their wealth will start to transfer down to younger...