We are a nation of house-buyers, with Brits desperate to put their money in bricks and mortar. However with mortgages harder to come by people are seeking out alternative options. If you have some collateral, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest. And I may have a solution for you – dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture.
The aim of any business is to sell more than your competitors. But for this to happen, you need to remind your customers why they should buy from you rather than a rival. So ask yourself, what is it about your firm that is distinctive?
Investors are influenced by a plethora of logical and emotional reasoning when they make the decision to invest in a new venture.
myBarrister.co.uk, the leading supplier of online access to the Bar, has exceeded its target of raising more than £150,000 through crowdfunding – boasting a final investment of 188,770. myBarrister is the first barrister service to use crowdfunding to raise funds, marking a milestone in the legal industry.
LOVESPACE, a distinctive storage company founded by Streetcar co-founder and entrepreneur Brett Akker, has attracted major venture capital firm, DN Capital, alongside the crowd to help raise £1.6m on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube
As the Bank’s purse strings look set to remain tightly closed for business loans, many small businesses are left struggling to find the funding they so desperately need to expand and grow their business. So what is the answer? Many businesses have turned to angel finance and found it ready, willing and able to help them.
This year a British firm is set to turn the solar panel industry on its head when it puts its revolutionary new photovoltaic (solar) panel tiles into production, after raising £120,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube in less than 10 days.
As someone who’s done it before and now has their own venture capital business, I’d say I’m in a good position to advise entrepreneurs on how to win investment from VCs.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), which incentivises angel investment with a raft of tax reliefs, helps start-ups raise cash where traditional sources of finance have been wanting.
While banks are still reluctant to free up additional finances, small businesses are being forced to search for alternative sources of investment. One alternative route that is proving to be increasingly popular with SME’s is crowdfunding.