Fans of Darlington Football Club have taken the future of their much-loved team into their own hands by aiming to be the first sports club in the World to use a crowdfunding website to raise funds.
ResearchGate, the largest professional network for scientists and researchers, today announced the completion of its Series B financing.
E-commerce businesses focus time and money on providing customers with efficient and flexible delivery options. However, many companies neglect to extend this attention to the return of unwanted goods. Paul Galpin, Managing Director of P2P Mailing, looks at the importance of assessing and managing this vital process.
A leading UK entrepreneur said today that the predicted increased marketing spend for 2012 was evidence of the ‘first shoots of the economic revival’.
A new accelerator programme launched today by Ex-Dragon and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, James Caan, is offering first class business support and access to multi-million pound funding for the UK’s most innovative green entrepreneurs.
Angel investment was recognised by the Prime Minister as the most important source of capital for start-up and early stage businesses at a event held at No 10 Downing St last Friday.
GoCardless, the new service which allows you to collect money directly from your customers’ bank accounts has gone live providing a real, and cost effective, alternative to accepting credit and debit cards.
The annual technological “hands across the water” initiative, known as Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK), was particularly inspiring this year, at a time when the Government is looking to tech entrepreneurs to stimulate economic growth, according to Charles Armstrong, a government advisor on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology policy.
Raising finance is very difficult and as many are starting the process with a view to driving their businesses forward in this new year, but with banks still unwilling to lend to many we spoke to Guy Rigby, entrepreneur, mentor and now Head of Entrepreneurial Services at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group who is an expert on the topic of raising equity finance.
The world of business finance has changed. Gone are the days when a business plan and a large helping of enthusiasm was enough to persuade a high street bank to part with its cash, but there is hope for fledgling businesses and promising start-ups – and it comes in the shape of a business angel.