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Steps and Processes of Gaining Capital from a VC Investor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2017
Our last two venture capitalist articles covered the questions to expect and to ask at a VC meeting, and how to get the most out of a VC meeting. We promised to go over how the process works and give some more insight into what to expect from the process of gaining capital from a VC. First, let’s start with the basics. A venture capitalist - in the form of an individual, partnership, firm, ...
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VC Meetings: Questions to Ask and to Expect

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2017
We mentioned in our article about getting the most out of a meeting with a VC that you should expect some tough questions from them, and that there are some questions you should ask in return. The meeting should not be one-sided - this is the opportunity to open a dialogue with someone who could be the key to your success, and to start building a relationship with them. Although the main objective...
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Starting a Business in 2017 - A Beginner Checklist

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th January 2017
If the New Year has given you the motivation to start that new business you’ve been thinking of for a while, there will be a lot to consider and plan in the coming weeks. We have put together this 10 area starting-a-business checklist to help you a little, rounding up some of our most useful beginner articles on the subject, plus some top content from around the internet.   Concept st...
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Tips for Creating Your First Cashflow Forecast

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th November 2016
Creating a cashflow forecast is integral to maintaining the financial health of your business. If you don’t keep an eye on the money coming in and going out, and keep at least one step ahead of it, you could find yourself in hot water. They can take some time to put together but, in the end, it’s worth it. So here are some tips to think about if you are creating your first cashflow for...
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Budgeting: Is your current finance deal the best for your fleet?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th November 2016
Your business budget is important, it ensures you and your staff always have the means to fix problems, get your hands on the latest tools or software and ensures you can put together a fleet that works for you.  This is why you must take a look at your current business fleet finance deal and ensure this works with your business’s budget in mind. Many people are paying more than they n...
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How a Weak National Currency Affects Businesses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2016
Currency value plays a significant role in pretty much everyone’s lives, but few places does it have as much importance as within the world of business. Here the strength or weakness of a national currency can often be reflected in a business’ performance. The recent decision by British voters to leave the EU after its national referendum has led to the pound sterling to drop in value...
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Barclays Small Business Manager talks Fintech, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2016
Few aspects of running a business have changed as significantly in recent years as banking and finance. The ever-growing influence of ‘digital’ has paved the way for fintech innovations to thrive, revolutionising the way that businesses complete transactions and raise capital, as well as business customers expectations of their financial service providers. Amongst this much-altered la...
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From EIS to crowdfunding, ways to attract finance beyond the bank

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st May 2016
Chris Conway is the MD of Accounts and Legal a leading Small Business Accountancy firm based in London. Here he offers up explainers on both Enterprise Investment Schemes and Crowdfunding as ways to attract finance beyond the bank... "Getting investment for your business is already tough enough without the risk of investors being deterred by scams or tax investigations. Invest...
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Angel investors can now benefit from Entrepreneurs’ Relief

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2016
Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief announced in Osborne’s recent Budget may mean angel investors now have a greater incentive to invest in early stage startups in the UK. Over to Chris Conway, MD of Accounts and Legal to explain...British startups may have a new best friend, and believe it or not his name is George Osborne. That’s because the changes to Entrepreneur...
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Five Golden Rules for Successfully Securing Small Business Funding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2016
Armed with an excellent idea and the drive to bring it to life, there’s one key element missing in getting started with a small business – funding. After all, it’s not exactly easy to just pull money out of fresh air – especially when the sum required is rather on the high side. The good news however is that sourcing funds for small business ventures and startups doesn&rsq...
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