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.
Controversy over the City’s rewards structure has been well documented, but few have researched whether or not pay incentives actually work. Here, the Nic Fleming tackles the bonus debate head on…
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.
Business angel networks do not offer value for money for either investors or entrepreneurs, according to an analysis of the fast growing start-up investment market.
Following its purchase in November of offers business Keynoir, Time Out Group, the world’s leading source of information and ticketing for arts and entertainment has acquired the Kelkoo Select daily offers business.
In May the Business Growth Fund established to help Britain’s fast growing smaller and medium sized businesses, opened for business. Now six months on and against a background of slow economic growth, it urges UK businesses to act on their growth ambitions and consider how best they can be financed for the future?
Braveheart, the AIM-listed specialist in growth capital investments for business angels, high net worth individuals and family offices, announces that Envestors Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary, has closed a £450,000 equity fundraising for the eReceipts.
Time Out Group, the world’s leading source of information and ticketing for arts and entertainment has taken a further step in its rapid progression towards consolidation as a digital media group and towards its goal to reach a worldwide audience of 50 million per month with the acquisition of the Keynoir daily offers business.
Screens at Work Limited have been successful in gaining a £200,000 loan from the Regional Growth Loan Scheme (RGLS), managed by Finance East and financed by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).