Matchmaker16 months ago

>News, features and case studies of public sector organisations deploying technology, focusing on the reasons for investment, return on investment, challenges and overall results.

Watergirl5 months ago

“Revolutionary” meal planning site Sian’s Plan has raised £101,490 investment through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to fuel its UK launch.

FordOwner4 months ago

The Start-Up Series seed funding investment competition went live on October 3, so no winners have yet been announced.

MechExp4 months ago

Do you want to understand exactly what coaching is? Do you want to experience the impact of coaching? Do you want to find out if coaching is right for you and your organisation? Do you want to find out more about the return on investment coaching provides? then this is the workshop for you… It's a one day workshop where you can discover the truth about coaching; the incredible difference that great coaching can bring about in your performance at home and at work; whether coaching is right for you and your business; and how to make the decision to hire a coach. You will have the chance to be coached yourself so you don't have to take our word about the impact of coaching... you can know for yourself! At only £99 + VAT including refreshments and lunch can you afford not to come along to this fantastic opportunity? An elegant, original Edwardian country house in a beautiful Warwickshire setting, Woodside has, over the years, built up a special reputation for friendly service and attention to detail. Easily accessible from the M40, M42, M6 and Birmingham and with free parking on-site, Woodside is perfectly located in the Heart of England. Call 01778 561326 / 07717 787077 to book your place  

Mary4 months ago

The investment club which is funded and run by CAMRA members already had a small stake in Honeycombe which has been converted to about 3% of Cains following a £240,000 investment.

Mary4 months ago

Hello, There are 2 shareholders, each holding 50% of the company. This is a small Ltd company currently loss making and has been operating for 6 years. We are giving away 10% of each of our holdings to an individual for investment directly into the company. Questions: 1) Does the person investing have to pay stamp duty. 2) The money is going straight into the company and not us. Would the 2 current shareholders have to pay any personal tax on this? 3) Any other tax implications. Trying to work out how investment from VC's/Angel investors can impact the shareholders personally. TIA for any advice/input.  

Red4 months ago

Newly-established TTNG Investments Limited to take on running of the business

Corrie19994 months ago

Hi I have upto £25k for a business start up. I am looking for similar people who may have the same or more to invest in my business idea(s). I am currently looking at cardboard box manufacturing, disposable cutlery manufacturing and even contemplating electrical wire manufacturing. My investment is too small in the above fields. If you are serious and can show that you have the finance to hand, then I would love to hear from you. Bear in mind, if you are thinking I will release money's to you and vice versa, please think again, as I have no interest in asking you for money until we sign and seal a project that suits both parties. Thank you.  

Red4 months ago

ubDate>Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:33:40 +0000 http://preferences.vitessemedia.co.uk/shop/single-issues/back-issues/investment-january-2017/ What Investment is committed to exploring the best opportunities in the investment trust market. Investment Trusts are covered in every edition of the magazine, and in alternate months we delve into the best opportunities in our special investment trust section.

Pete_W4 months ago

A business partner and myself are setting up a new venture. We each separately own limited companies. My partners existing company has more trading history in the sector in which we will be operating. It would be advantageous from a sales point of view to play on the trading history of his company while we are selling the new product. From a speed and cost perspective it would also be advantageous to first sell the product through his company as everything like accounts, VAT registration, etc are all up and running. Should the venture be successful after a few sales we would spin-off the "division" of his company into a new limited company. If it proved unsuccessful then it would be lot easier to shut-down than if we'd formed a new company. The question is how we could show (and protect) my interest in this new venture. My partner doesn't want to give me a shareholding of his company as I'd then get dividends from the whole company rather than just the new venture. I could however become a non-shareholding director. From reading about the options I'm thinking a joint venture agreement might be the way to go. It could show our respective investments in the venture and have a fixed time frame after which we'd either spin-off or shut-down. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.  

Mary4 months ago

Small businesses lost over £1bn last year by holding their savings in business current accounts that offer 0% interest, research by Flagstone Investment Management has revealed.

Gary19964 months ago

Scotland’s largest city has recently undergone major regeneration and has benefited from several investments in its infrastructure and systems, with particular focus on developments to the Clyde Gateway and ‘Creative Clyde’ area. The area has also begun to pull in technology talent making it an attractive start-up location for budding tech start-ups. In January 2015, Experis reported that Glasgow was one of a small cluster of tech hotspots “emerging out of London’s shadow“, attracting highly skilled workers away from the capital.

Bri19874 months ago

Willing to be shown to be wrong but my opinion would be that most physical assets would qualify for annual investment allowance up to £200,000. There are some exceptions. Intangibles are different. I have purchased assets from a liquidator which included goodwill which we wrote down to nil in the year of purchase, however this is no longer allowed. https://www.gov.uk/capital-allowances/annual-investment-allowance may be a place to start.  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Fri, 20 May 2016 08:54:29 +0000 http://www.connecteddata.co.uk/?post_type=product&p=10564 Find out how five small businesses met the challenges of raising finance, from drawing up a business plan to securing investment. Complete with expert guides and tips to help you through the process.

petHead4 months ago

The Guernsey-based investment company plans to float on AIM on October 3, and has plans for a series of business ventures covering a wide variety of different sectors.

Pete_W4 months ago

Some 200 ACCA members working in public sector finance have called on the government to focus on long-term stability, to start to think strategically and to commit to investment in digital capability.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

Alternative investment opportunities for UK private investors. We take a look beyond shares and bonds at some more unusual and potentially lucrative alternative investment opportunities for active UK investors.

Red4 months ago

"This 4th quarter of successive growth will do much to boost business confidence further as we start 2014 in earnest. It is important now to ensure this growth is sustained and that businesses across the board are able to invest. From trading in new markets to taking on new people, small businesses still require support to ensure they make the right investments for their business."

Mary4 months ago

>Find out how five small businesses met the challenges of raising finance, from drawing up a business plan to securing investment. Complete with expert guides and tips to help you through the process.

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

I have just read the Hi From Manchester thread. The opening post says (I have bolded some lines from it for emphasis): Hi Everyone, Im starting up a Web Design / Search Engine Optimisation / Web Marketing Business Thought I'd join a forum like this to make some contacts / spread the word. My website is http://www.web3graphics.co.uk/ It has only been online less than two weeks and is already Page Rank 3 : ) It isn't quite finished yet - but is looking good! Any criticism, advice or work offers would be appreciated!Click to expand... My first point would be the thread is overtly self promotional, which is against the spirit/rules of the Forum. My second point is that the OP is clearly not as experienced in the services he/she was promoting as the post would have you believe. So, I can see why the thread developed the way it did - basically a dissection of the OP's professional credentials, but my scan read through did not pick up any personal insults/attacks (I may have missed them)?? So, Forum members in this case have 3 choices in participating on this type of thread: 1. Say nothing 2. Join in and diplomatically don't point out the "issues", even though "criticism" was asked for 3. Tell the truth FWIW, if I had contributed to the thread, my approach would have been #3, and I may have come across as being a tad harsh too. Why? Because my view is that when a member (newbie or oldie) self promotes something they are clearly not an expert on, I would want to protect other Forum members from taking up an offer/service that might not be the best investment in the world Personal attacks and abuse are a whole different ball game though.....  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

I do agree that there are plenty of methods for generating new business and our company uses allot of them. However, cold calling is still the most profitable meens of lead generation there is, providing it is done correctly. It is by far the best way to seperate the messers and window shoppers from the REAL buyers. Why soooo many sales people spend so much time chasing people who will never buy is beyond me. I am sure you have all heard the fact that 20% of a companies sales force creates 80% of the business's profit or turnover; well nearly all of this is done from cold calling. Try reading Mike Brooks Top 20%, a great investment for any sales person. The thing is, once you know how to do it correctly, it is enjoyable and you welcome a NO as you know you are that much closer to a YES. So, get off your fat arses and get on the phone!!!  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

ACS is inviting retailers in Wales to attend the Cross-Party Group on Small Shops annual reception in the National Assembly for Wales to launch the Welsh Local Shop Report. The Welsh Local Shop Report will provide in depth analysis of the convenience sector in Wales, detailing the number of convenience stores, jobs and investments retailers […]

FordOwner4 months ago

Investment into UK firms fell to £549m in the second quarter of 2016; down 43% on the previous quarter and 46% on the same period last year. Meanwhile, the number of deals dropped by 8% to 104 – a 15% decrease on the second quarter of 2015.

Bri19874 months ago

Scalloway said: ↑ The fishing industry were very much in favour of brexit as they thought it would give the UK back control of its waters. However there seems to be a danger that fishing rights will be bargained away again.Click to expand... The Cornish Fish Federation were neutral on the issue. I believe that other official fishing bodies were also. The multi-millionaire trawler fleet owners, like the one who lent his mate the duplicitous Farage as boat to sail up the Thames on, have entirely different motives. They want very quick returns on their investments and care little for fish stocks or the UK market.  

Bri19874 months ago

class="article-intro secondary-text-colour">Adrian Lowcock, investment director at Architas has asserted that Premium Bonds are a poor investment in 2016 , and revealed the reasons why he finds them so unattractive right now.

Col Minessota4 months ago

OK, then in the light of no more suggestions, can I move on to the Balance Sheet (BS)? I have (using the same fake figures from the P&LA with an amended Stock Purchased figure which now represents the stock that was actually sold in the accounting period (AP)):- Business Ltd Balance Sheet as at 31st Jan 2016 Fixed Assetts Tangible Assets £0 Intangible Assets £0 Investments £0 Total: £0 Current Assetts Stock £8,000 Bank Cash £5,000 Paypal Cash £2,000 Cash in Hand £0 Debtors £0 Prepayments and accrued income £0 Total: £0 Liabilities Creditors £0 Bank loans and overdrafts £0 Corporation Tax £0 Other creditors including tax and social security £0 Accruals and deferred income £0 Total: £0 Net Current Assets £15,000 Long Term Liabilities Director's Loan £12,000 Net Assets £3,000 Capital and Reserves Called up share capital £100 Profit and loss account £2,229 I assume the last item is the Profit Before Tax figure from the P&LA? Comments, please... MW  

Watergirl4 months ago

Chris Bennett said: ↑ The one thing I am fully aware of is that the business will not make millions, not for a good few years...Click to expand... So eventually you see your business generating millions. I rest my case To answer your question, the exit is probably the most important part of your business plan as far as investors are concerned. If you don't have an exit plan how is the investor going to cash in his shares? You're thinking a lot about getting the money in. He's thinking a lot about how he's going to get the money out. You need to worry about what he is thinking ...and address that. Chris Bennett said: ↑ Ideally I don't want to do this at the moment if I can get away with it...Click to expand... Investors won't be impressed with that answer, I'm afraid. It shows hedging your bets and wanting to risk someone else's money rather than your own. That's a big red flag. I have walked out of investment opportunities immediately on hearing that the entrepreneur had access to capital but was choosing to not use it.  

FordOwner4 months ago

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Porker4 months ago

Dragons’ Den is back on our screens. In the first episode of 2017, we saw Steve Pearce and Sam Coley pitch their business TickX, ‘the GoCompare of events tickets’, to the Dragons. The duo received three offers of investment but, in a surprise turn of events, the pair decided to reject all three offers. With TickX having since gone on to attract £750,000 funding, 90,000 regular customers, and achieve 40% month-on-month revenue growth, Pearce explains why saying ‘no’ to the Dragons was a “gamble” that paid off…

Corrie19994 months ago

Investment

In terms of financial advise, i would say that having a limited company does not ensure the best return to your investments due to the higher taxes that this type of company will have to pay, so it would win the sole trader for financial investments.  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

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petHead4 months ago

atmosbob said: ↑ The Cornish Fish Federation were neutral on the issue. I believe that other official fishing bodies were also. The multi-millionaire trawler fleet owners, like the one who lent his mate the duplicitous Farage as boat to sail up the Thames on, have entirely different motives. They want very quick returns on their investments and care little for fish stocks or the UK market.Click to expand... I can't answer for them but I know a lot of fishermen who were in favour of brexit. In fact this poll said 92 per cent of UK fishermen would vote to leave the EU. https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/9282/  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

As you post indicates, you really are between a rock & a hard place for unsecured loans - too established for Start Up Loan, not attractive to commercial lenders. On the other hand, if you can demonstrate a solid order book and continued growth you might well be 'investment ready' for equity. You might get away with a mini-phoenix for start-up loan, but they are a bit hot on this. The remaining option is some kind of secured facility  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

London-based Monzo, a mobile-first banking start-up, has secured £1m investment in a “record-breaking” 96 seconds via equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

Watergirl4 months ago

class="article-intro secondary-text-colour">Today IBM has announced the expansion of its investment in Europe with several new cloud data centres in the UK

Matchmaker14 months ago

How to Invest covers small cap portfolio management strategies – mixing both topical stories and enduring investment ideas.

Porker4 months ago

Hi Jay, Yes we bought the cafe, and took it over just over 3 months ago. Very steep learning curve, and far more to do then I could ever have imagined! But generally it's very good, takings in line with expectations which is good (the nightmare scenario is that the books were cooked, but that doesn't seem to be the case!) After 3 months, we have just about got to grips with everything. Implemented a few changes, with more in the pipeline and we are looking at possible expansions for the business. All in all we paid top price for the business - that was necessary for us as we didn't have enough experience to build this kind of business from scratch. But we have bought a business with turnover of over 1/4million, and the opportunity to expand in a number of areas. We are definitely looking forward to the future and a new career, far different from IT or working in an investment bank ... Which is my background! Best Regards, Karl  

Red4 months ago

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Mary4 months ago

ValleysGuy1975 said: ↑ General consensus though is not to spend too much more investment. People are saying that a stall in a market will not attract high prices so are saying not really much point in spending nearly £2k on a proper espresso machine when the main customers are the elderly who just want "milky coffee" and faggots and peas. Therefore do I keep it as instant coffee, just with a new urn etc (as the espresso machine that came with it is knackered) and possibly a stand alone steam arm to try and do cappuccino or latte's, although I do think the proper espresso machine is kind of disguising the instant coffee situation, even though they know it is Want to make this work, just not sure loads more investment is the way to go ???Click to expand... It's not working though, is it? Calling them your main customers is moot if your business is failing when you pander to this specific audience. You need to appeal to far more than your "main customers" to make it work. I think anyone, regardless of their background or age, would take freshly ground coffee over instant. You don't even necessarily have to rely on the "fancy" coffees. I frequently use a moka pot which is common in households across Italy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moka_pot and then top up a standard mug of the coffee with hot milk. It's the typical milky coffee (it doesn't even have any foam), but it's brewed with freshly ground beans instead of instant. Pots like these can cost about £10-£20. The coffee they make doesn't taste as good as espresso coffee, but it's a heck of a lot better than instant (and smells a lot better too). As for other items, go around the market stall and carry out a survey. Ask people what they want and what would persuade them to visit your stall. It's the best starting point for forming ideas.  

Porker4 months ago

Great business model! I was always taught not to buy things on credit (with the exception of real estate investments), pay cash for everything. It takes a lot of discipline to accomplish what you have; congratulations!  

FordOwner3 months ago
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