Vital funding streams to support SMEs and entrepreneurs in the North West have been recommended in research by the financial and professional services organisation pro.manchester.
Businesses that apply for the Springboard investment and business accelerator programme which provides seed capital, office space and mentors are being given the opportunity to learn valuable business lessons in a series of one to one mentoring sessions followed by a network event.
Business start-ups in the South West of England have a new opportunity to obtain angel investment in the form of Horatio Investments, the new £20m privately backed investment vehicle based in Glastonbury, Somerset.
As small business owners bed down for another winter of inactivity, discerning entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to expand, while their competitors are sleeping. This coupled with high-net worth investors getting very low return on their investment is a great time for business angel network, Beer & Partners, to announce the date of their biannual Investment Fair in London.
Karen Hanton, who was inspired to start the restaurant booking website toptable.co.uk in 1999 out of frustration at the sight of empty places in her London restaurant, has served up £35million after agreeing to sell to US firm OpenTable. The deal will see the Scottish entrepreneur receiving a £16million windfall for her majority stake.
Luke Johnson, the prolific and outspoken business investor, has taken a majority stake in Ego Group, a chain of Mediterranean restaurants run by James Horler, former chief executive of La Tasca.
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.
Envestors, the London based investment company which also has offices in Manchester, Jersey & Dubai, have announced that they have been acquired by the AIM listed Braveheart Investment Group.
A new online service has launched, into the fairly crowded space, to connect investors with businesses looking for funding.