fundraising for startups

Fundraising For Startups: How, Where, When?

Linkilaw Business Finance

Fundraising For Startups: How, Where, When? Raising funds is a complex part of the business cycle. Here’s what you need to know about fundraising for startups. Combining years of experience as an entrepreneur and now immersed in that startup to scale-up stage with my current venture, one thing’s clear; every small, startup and early stage business is cash-hungry. What separates …

business valuation

Business Valuation: It’s Not The Size Of The Ship, It’s The Motion In The Ocean

Linkilaw Business Finance

Business Valuation: It’s Not The Size Of The Ship, It’s The Motion In The Ocean Clearly there are occasions when out of necessity you need a formula for valuing your business – bank request, shareholder exit etc – but, the majority of business valuation are generated with an eye to exit, or an advisor trying to convince you to sign their sale …

getting into bed with the wrong investors

4 Tricks To Avoid Getting Into Bed With The Wrong Investors

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Advice

Some Businesses End Up Getting Into Bed With The Wrong Investors What can you do to ensure you find the right team? People do business with people, and mostly, people they like. As entrepreneurs, we believe our people instincts are pretty fine-tuned. But when you’re raising cash for a hungry startup or scale up, and the cash flow runway is …

selling your business

Selling Your Business: Agreeing Terms Is The Easy Part, Here Comes The Due Diligence

Linkilaw Business Finance

Selling Your Business: Agreeing Terms Is The Easy Part, Here Comes The Due Diligence A US judge recently ruled that RBS and Nomura made false statements when they sold mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Nomura in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. A further hearing is due to take place as I write and it …

business transfer agents

Ditch The Business Transfer Agents

Linkilaw Business Finance

Selling A Business: Ditch The Business Transfer Agents Before launching LawyerFair, I was partner in a corporate deals firm, helping business owners achieve exits from their businesses. When someone decides to sell a business it’s a huge decision and one that leads to a considerable investment of time, resource and emotion, all of which distracts from the need to continue …

getting a business investment ready

6 Tips For Getting A Business Investment Ready

Linkilaw Business Finance, Startup Advice & Tips

6 Tips For Getting A Business Investment Ready When it comes to scaling up a business, it’s often at the critical funding hurdle where they fail. Here are six essential steps to getting your business investment-ready. As entrepreneurs, we all have questions about how funding can take our business to the next level. Is now the right time? What are …

7 reasons your profitable business might not sell

7 Reasons Your Profitable Business Might Not Sell

Linkilaw Business Finance

  You’ve got an established and profitable business but have decided (or been forced to decide) to sell. Well, don’t book that celebratory Caribbean cruise just yet. Business owners often misjudge the challenges and obstacles between wanting to sell and achieving exit indeed, many fail to understand the reasons why they might struggle to sell the business at all. Here’s …

do's and don'ts when selling your business

10 Do’s And Don’ts When Selling Your Business

Linkilaw Business Finance

(1) DO Plan Your Exit Strategy Before Selling Your Business… DON’T Forget To Run Your Business Selling your business will be a huge distraction. Just think of the hassle when raising funds and multiple issues unfold in your business. It’s therefore crucial to maintain the day-to-day operation of your business because your sale price will suffer badly (even your chances of …

seed funding for startups

Business Connections Live: Interview With Andrew Weaver On Perils Of Seed Funding For Startups

Linkilaw Business Finance

Business Connections Live: Interview with Andrew Weaver on Perils of seed funding for startups republished from Business Connections Live. Seed funding for startups can be a daunting prospect. Andrew Weaver, CEO at LawyerFair, has just gone through the process and shares the perils and pitfalls of the fund raising process with you based on his own personal experience of recently …