Gambit Consulting is happy to announce that it is now providing loans of between £500 and £25,000 in association with Transmit Start-Ups and the Start Up Loans Company.
A Start Up Loan is a government-backed personal loan available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.
With a fixed interest rate of just 6% per annum and the ability to borrow between £500 and £25,000 per individual (up to 3 founders can apply) Start Up Loans offer an affordable source of finance to help new and early stage business owners bring their plans to life. read more >
Bertrand Russell is someone who I admire. He was arguably the finest philosopher of the 20th century and certainly the most prolific. He wrote the “History of Western Philosophy” which narrated the progression of western thought from the Greeks through the dark ages and the renaissance to the mid-20th Century. He had a massive impact on mathematics and logic as a result of co-writing “Principia Mathematica” with Alfred Whitehead. read more >
Back in April I wrote a short blog post about the management method Lego Serious Play® which I imaginatively entitled Serious Play. After reading through the theory I decided that I had to give it a try so booked myself onto a workshop.
At the start of the month I attended an event at DOCK Innovation Centre that was being held as part of the Leicester Business Festival. read more >
Worth Capital and startups.co.uk have teamed up to provide investment for UK based start-ups looking to grow rapidly. Investments of up to £150,000 will be made to suitable businesses with a total of £1.8 million likely to be invested by the end of 2017.
The fund takes advantage of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) so businesses will need to be eligible for SEIS in order to be eligible for the Start-Up Series. read more >
As everyone likes free money I thought I’d write a short blog post about some of the grants currently available to businesses. I think it’s fair to say that there’s not been much in the way of government funding in 2016 but things are starting to pick up with new schemes starting to come online; here are a few of my favourites.
Grant for Enterprise supports the growth or development of existing micro, small and medium-sized businesses based in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Greater Lincolnshire. read more >
Convincing angel investors to invest in early stage ventures is tough – really tough.
Research published in 2011 suggests that just 2.5% of business plans presented to Business Angels Networks go on to win funding. The above statistic is daunting but knowing how to tailor your business plan to investors will significantly improve your chances.
Whilst every investor is different I’ve attempted to list the 6 most common things that angels look for in a business opportunity based on my experience of speaking to network fund managers and private investors. read more >