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 […]

Small Businesses

Forum of Private Business Sounds A ‘Mayday’ Distress Signal For Small Businesses

The Forum of Private Business – a dedicated small business support group – is urging UK’s politicians to recognise the country’s economic strength in relying on its five million small businesses. Last week’s general election resulted in a ‘hung Parliament’ with no single party achieving the 326 seats needed to gain the majority – the Conservative […]

Pitch Up ‘Pitch Up’ Event Looking For The Next Generation of Sellers – curated online marketplace – are offering new creative businesses the opportunity to pitch their products and ideas at their 2017 ‘Pitch Up’ event. Opened to startups and small businesses across the UK, sellers are given 10 minutes to pitch their business to the team at – ideas from fashion and jewellery to food […]

Equity Crowdfunding

A Young Investor’s Guide To Equity Crowdfunding

For young investors looking to enter the world of crowdfunding as your first investment venture – We invited Luke Lang, co-founder of leading equity crowdfunding platform ‘Crowdcube’, to share his tips on what to look for before supporting a startup financially. Equity crowdfunding has grown at a rapid pace since it came into being just five […]

Super Leader

Top Tips On How To Become A Super Leader

Becoming a Super Leader requires a whole new set of skills and a new way of operating in order to guide other leaders and inspire them to deliver results through their teams. Jean Gamester, from Toastmasters International, has been training the organisation’s ‘Super Leaders to be’ for the past five years on how to lead […]


BWM Group Financial Services Innovation Lab 2016

BMW Group Financial Services and L Marks are searching for five startups to support in driving innovation in the car finance space – Innovation Lab 2016. BMW Group Financial Services is one of the world’s premium automotive finance providers and they’ve joint up with tech investor L Marks for the Innovation Lab 2016 programme. The […]


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Message To Britain In Light Of Brexit

I believe that Britain is better off within the European Union, but the British people have clearly spoken, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. I would like to praise David Cameron for the dignified way he has reacted to the message sent by the British people in his words at Downing Street. I […]


Why Businesses Need to Embrace Diversity

Embracing diversity can bring a great deal of benefits to a company and even lay the foundations for greater success. When a business maintains a diverse work environment, it can bring its employees together to create a culture of inclusiveness, where each individual feel valued and respected for their differences. Welcoming employees with different backgrounds and experiences can help […]

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday UK – Applications open for Small Biz 100

Small Business Saturday UK are once again looking to spotlight 100 small businesses leading up to its campaign in boosting support for small businesses. Small Biz 100 will feature 100 businesses, one a day, in the 100 days leading to this year’s Small Business Saturday event on 3rd December.  The annual event celebrates small business success and […]

Innovate UK

Innovate UK: New Funding Programme To Fast-track UK Innovation

Innovate UK to invest up to £15 million in cutting-edge research and development projects in any technology area. The open competition targets a whole range of technology, engineering and industrial areas.  Businesses of any size can apply and ideas can come from any area, including four sector areas of: – Manufacturing and materials; Emerging and enabling technologies; Health […]