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[ 19 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Crowdfunding has gone beyond the early adopter stage, says John Auckland of TribeFirst, meaning most people have now heard of it. A recent survey by TribeFirst suggests that we are getting close to the stage where more people in the UK have supported a crowdfunding campaign than haven’t. The survey, completed by 250 people, showed that 43.8% of the respondents had backed either a charity, rewards or equity crowdfunding campaign.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that most people back their first campaign due to friends or family being behind it in some way, …

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[ 15 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Research by Liberis, a leading small business finance provider, has revealed that 72% of SMEs are spending up to 3 days every month chasing money they’re owed. This is costing each business an average of £5,000 per year in time spent trying to recover these funds.
The survey also found that a quarter of SMEs are chasing ‘aged debt’ of over £20,000. But on average, survey respondents are owed £11,000, so to put this into context using official figures, there are 5.7 million SMEs in the UK, meaning business owners are …

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[ 31 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Have you ever struggled to get to grips with your credit card? Whether you use it for business or family purchases a credit card is a great way to spread when you pay for something, but you need to understand how interest works if you are going to make the most of a card.
APR (Annual percentage rate) is a term used in a variety of ways throughout finance products and represents the standard way of showing the yearly cost of borrowing based on the situation of you being charged. For …

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[ 30 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Many people dream of starting their own business but not all people manage to achieve this dream. One of the biggest problems that people face is the lack of funding for their new business, especially when they are unable to spare the money to fund it themselves. In this article, we are going to explore some ways that you can raise money for your new business so keep reading if you’d like to find out more.
Take Out Loans
Our first way that you can raise money for your new business is …

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[ 29 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, has announced it will award up to £700k in support of new and emerging community businesses through the provision of one to one advice, peer learning and small development grants.
The Bright Ideas Fund, which opens next month, is open to community groups who have an idea for a community run business such as a community run shop, launderette, swimming pool, even neglected parks and playing fields but need help to start setting it up.  The fund opens at a …

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[ 17 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Equity crowdfunding can be a tough way to raise money, but it can also bring you so much more than just cash for the business. If you have the right strategy.
Here’s how to get the most from your crowdfunding opportunity:
1)    Build a tribe
The great thing about building a tribe is that they care more. The most effective founders I’ve come across use their first funding round as a means to bring their fledgling tribe together in one place and get them involved in their business journey.
BrewDog – the Aberdeenshire brewers came up …

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[ 16 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Bitcoin has captured the imagination of would-be investors everywhere.  Whether or not this cryptocurrency will turn out to be a good investment remains to be seen.  Towards the end of 2017, Bitcoin prices enjoyed a run-up that makes the dotcom bubble look staid in comparison.  This excitement and the promise of overnight riches has a lot of people wondering how investing in Bitcoin actually works.  If that’s you, make sure to take a look at our step-by-step guide on how to trade Bitcoin.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin had an exceptional year in …

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[ 12 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

…and British parents taking money from their children’s piggy banks to pay their January debts

Research* released  from CYBG’s digital banking service B reveals finances in general are the biggest cause of concern in 2018, for over a third (36%) of people in Britain. Money management is set to be more worrying than health, the health of loved ones, career prospects or their housing situation.
Following Christmas spending, almost a quarter (23%) of the country are concerned about meeting at least one major debt repayment this month, such as credit card bills …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

 Janet Tarasofsky, founder of Speaking Rights, offers insights into her own path to a successful speaking career and tips on how to ask for a pay rise or promotion
 A few years back I swapped the intense corporate world for the struggle that is ‘entrepreneurship’. I had a good job in the beauty industry but I knew my calling was elsewhere the moment I got on stage and started speaking. It was a risk because I was a single mother, but the drive to build Speaking Rights was too strong to ignore.
My transition …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Want to know more about Forex Trading? Read on and check out the handy infographic, below.
Many investors are looking more to binary options as an easy-to-use investment strategy. Binary options are a little like gaming. If you guess on the right side of the strike price at the expiry time, you cash out your option. If you guess wrong, you lose. When trading binary options, you don’t actually buy or sell anything. You simply trade on where you think the price of the asset is heading. One pro of trading …