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Getting enough funding to keep innovating and investing in development of essential new products, processes or services is a critical activity for many small to medium sized businesses. So you might be interested to know that lenders seem to be increasingly open to lending against pending or planned research and development tax credit claims. We take a brief look at...
A UK Equity Investment Market Update for Quarter 1, 2019 – indicates there could be a problem with seed funding deals – there were fewer seed deals and a smaller portion of deals of under £500k.  “Deals under £500k typically involve individuals rather than institutions, and people can more easily adjust their investing practices to reflect their sentiment about...
It doesn’t sound much like a start-up when a privately owned company is valued at $1 billion or more but that’s what it takes to be branded a unicorn and apparently the UK has 13 of them.  The 13 UK unicorns add up to “more than Germany (4), France (2), Switzerland (2) Sweden (1) and the Netherlands (1) put together. But the US boasts 114 unicorns and China has...
It’s shocking to think that the barriers faced by women entrepreneurs have given rise to a missed opportunity assessed as “more than 1 million missing businesses and £250 billion for the UK economy.”  Statistics for UK female entrepreneurs showed that deal size for female-founded companies in 2018 averaged £2.33m while for male-founded companies, deal size...
I was at the Coast 2 Capital (c2c) Escalator launch earlier this week. It included some fascinating insights into the region it covers and of course information on plans for the Escalator programme. I’ve collected together some highlights to give you a feel for the direction of travel – only time will tell whether the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP...
It’s always fascinating to hear about business fundraising successes. Currently there is no shortage of stories that illustrate how big money continues to flow into UK tech based companies to support development. That is providing the founding shareholders are willing to give up an equity stake in the company, or the whole company!  I’ve pulled out four great...
Granted Consultancy recently published its second edition of The Grant Report. It's packed with things you need to know if you are remotely interested in an innovation grant from Innovate UK or SERI. Granted Consultancy's reason for focusing on Innovate UK is simply that “Innovate UK has become the primary conduit for UK Government to deliver R&D grant funding for...
It's blindingly obvious that we all need to take more care of the environment on our planet. But can investor business funding decisions do anything to help with building a more sustainable future? I take a look at three examples where investment funding is flowing to UK companies. I wanted to look at businesses that are directly contributing to a more sustainable...
Will you be ready to count your beans quarterly?  The government has long been planning their roll out for Making Tax Digital for Business, but what does it mean for you and when are you going to have to comply? Below I’ve identified the timeline and key changes, some of which may be positive but may equally cause you more than a few headaches. What are the changes? The main...
There is a myriad of business funding options and yet too frequently no available practical solution when you really need one. This article looks at funding for business startup to scaleup and points you in the direction of some solutions. You can find out more about loans to start a business and funding to support innovation, such as Innovate UK and Horizon 2020 grants, at The London Group on...

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Our consultants are members of London Group Business Advisors and Home Counties Business Advisors.

Linda Eziquiel is a Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business and a Principal Consultant at RandDTax (specialists in Research and Development tax credits) – UK co. reg. no. 08160439.

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