Stephen Fear, self-made multi-millionaire and entrepreneur in residence at the British Library, discusses the top five factors other than return on investment (ROI), that global investors, look for before investing into a new business.
The Yorkshire Association of Business Angels (YABA) has today announced its intention to become the pre-eminent investor network in the north of England, by launching a new suite of investment services for business angels and corporate investors.
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.
One year since Exeter-based entrepreneurs Darren Westlake and Luke Lang launched Crowdcube, they claim to have helped business raise £2.3 million from investors – members of the public and high net worth individuals.
Intellectual property (IP) has become the genie in the lamp of the 21st century business landscape; an overblown smokescreen that entrepreneurs and businesses are afraid to release in fear of idea theft.
Anyone with a good idea and adequate common sense can start a business, but establishing and growing it is another matter.
In the current climate, where money lending has all but dried up, orders are falling, and firms are trimming all the fat possible by cutting costs, the hard part is often working out how to grow your business.