How Does The New SEIS/EIS Guidelines Affect Businesses Planning To Crowdfund Soon

HMRC recently issued a new and stricter Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)/Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) guidelines for businesses planning to crowdfund soon and its effect on crowdfunding could see the chances of success become ultimately higher. John Auckland – founder of global crowdfunding communications agency ‘TribeFirst’ – explores the new guidelines and how this can […]


These Two Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Experience Of The Dragons’ Den And Winning Investment For Their Business

As the hunt continues for the new batch of entrepreneurs to appear on the next 16th series of The BBC Two Dragons’ Den, surviving the Dragons’ intense questioning is not an easy feat. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of […]

Online Reputation

The Need For Entrepreneurs To Be Proactive In Managing Their Business Online Reputation

In this ever-connected world which promises instantaneous information, businesses have to be proactive in dealing with their online reputation. Cyber trolls come in multiple different forms, but the one which affects businesses most prevalently is the negative online comments. From TripAdvisor reviews to Google rankings, there are many different platforms it can exist in, but […]


Entrepreneurs Are You Ready – Less Than 100 Days To Go Before GDPR Kicks In

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in less than 100 days on 25 May 2018, marking the biggest shake-up of European privacy laws for 20 years. As a business owner, doing nothing is not an option as there are hefty fines for those who are not ready before the deadline. There […]

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CEO ADVICE: How To Attract Investors To Your Startup With A Winning Business Plan

Entrepreneurs looking for funding to launch or grow their startups are 16% more likely to succeed with a business plan, according to recent study from the University of Edinburgh Business School and RWTH Aachen University. The research findings, published mid-last year in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and their startups over […]

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Young Entrepreneur Bags £30,000 Investment From Dragons’ Den For His Mobile Billboard Advertising Business

 Last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den saw 22 year-old solo founder Edward Hollands secure £30,000 investment from ex-career banker entrepreneur Jenny Campbell for his lorry billboard business ‘DrivenMedia’. The “highly investable” young entrepreneur discovered his innovative idea while staring at blank truck trailers in a traffic jam, also ‘broke the record for the fastest Dragons’ […]

Family Business

5 Insider Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

Running a family business still has a negative stigma but it doesn’t really deserve the bad press it receives as they are some of the most successful around the globe. With people pictured arguing with their siblings or parents, getting the balance right when running a family business can be difficult but it can also […]

Active Ageing Challenge

Tech Startups – £100,000 Prize Award For The Top Innovative Ideas That Can Help The Elderly Live A More Active Life

Active Ageing Challenge – Centrica Innovations is offering a £100,000 prize award to tech startups with innovative ideas that can help the ageing population live a more active lifestyle. The UK-wide competition aims to support the development of technology solutions that can help people thrive as they get older. According to the Office of National Statistics, […]


Innovate UK’s Essential Business Tips For Collaborating With Other Businesses

Collaborating with other organisations can be critical to the success of your business – There are now more ways than ever to identify and explore collaborative opportunities. As well as the possibility of increasing your profits, teaming up with others offers the chance to share creative ideas, grow your network, learn, save money and solve […]


Top News RoundUp – Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, Motus Innovations Is This Year’s NACUE Varsity Pitch Winner & Tech City’s Future Fifty Calling For Applicants

This week’s news roundup of what’s happening in the business world starts with the celebration of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week to meeting the student winner of NACUE Varsity Pitch 2017.  NACUE Varsity Pitch 2017 Competition Winner – Motus Innovations Motus Innovations is this year’s Varsity Pitch competition winner for its disruptive idea in using […]