Having stepped back from the social media platform he started, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has expanded the operations of his payments company Square by opening in the capital.
While the disruption of financial services has been going on for a number of years now, the capital banked by four of the most advanced digital challenger banks is hugely significant.
Simon Burckhardt, managing director of Vonage and founder of the Home Business 100, outlines how investing in digital connectivity will impact the UK’s small businesses.
There are a number of ways you could use your money once you’ve secured it and there simply isn’t time to list them all. Instead, here’s a list of what not to do with your investment.
With inward investment into the UK food and drink industry at a three-year high, and Kraft Heinz’s short-lived Unilever takeover bid fresh in the minds of consumer and FMCG business owners, private equity funding is an increasingly viable option for many fast-growth firms.
While raising money is hard work, it’s been suggested by many that female entrepreneurs still have a bumpier road to travel when it comes to seeing their funding efforts realised – a concept The Crowdfunding Centre hopes to change.
Online property finance marketplace LendInvest has published a blueprint for change in an effort to make life for UK property entrepreneurs easier.
In October 2016, adverts spread across Heathrow airports, comprising a frog in a tie and the text, “Tired of the fog? Try the frogs”. This was an attempt by Paris’ business district, La Défense, to court UK workers.
Man may have been created equal, but investors absolutely weren’t. Bosses will need to think carefully about who they choose, so here’s how to spot the investor that’s right for you.
Adam Smith may have coined the phrase, but Napoleon made it famous: England is a “nation of shopkeepers”. Today, Britain is a nation of startups, with a record 608,100 new companies formed in 2016 alone. But when it comes to helping startups to scale, we have lamentably failed.
When it comes to telecom companies, none feature as prominently in the news as BT. But after taking constant hits about its lack of broadband investment and alleged poor customer service, it seems BT is at least trying to get Openreach in order.
Businesses of all sizes, at all stages of development, can require investment. Almost all successful ones will take on an investor at some point. These are the signs that you should start looking for investment for your business, and start looking now.