Why Small Businesses Prefer To Be Acquired

Tosin Business Finance, Business Structures, Buying a Business, Legal Advice, Online Business, Record Keeping & Taxes, Small Business, Startup Advice & Tips

    Research done by the Silicon Valley Bank shows that most UK startups are aiming to be acquired.  An acquisition is the most popular exit strategy for startups and has a lot of benefits for both the buyers and the sellers of the company. An acquisition can help expand the market and the resources of the selling company. On …

Reasons Why You Might Want To Sell Your Company

Tosin Business Finance, Buying a Business, Startup Advice & Tips

Selling your company is not something that should be taken lightly. Before you sell your business you should think deeply about why you want to sell your company and how it will impact your life if you decide to do so. Whether you’re an innovative emerging tech company with Silicon Valley aspirations or a family run bakery, the process of …

The 12 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Tosin Business Finance, Entrepreneurship, Legal Advice, Legal Documents, Terms and Conditions

  They neglect the basics    It is important that any startup has the necessary legal documents in place from as early on in the company as possible. This means having shareholders agreements, co-founders agreements and other necessary agreements needed in order to launch the company. Being legally secure will prevent further implications in the future. It is easy for …

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

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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 – but, the majority of business valuations are generated with an eye to exit, or an advisor trying to convince you to sign their sale mandate. …

Startup Fundraising: Raising Your Seed Round

Startup Fundraising: Raising Your Seed Round

Linkilaw Business Finance, Startup Funding

Startup Fundraising: Raising Your Seed Round So your company is set up, the plans are made and targets agreed on. All you need now is for the investment to take off so you can rent your office space, purchase equipment, and hire future staff. One of the major hurdles that start-up business owners first face involves financing their start-up and …

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team. Statistics show the first couple of years a startup is active are key to its success. After all, it is in this time the company’s structure, culture and investment schemes are set up. Vesting is a means to further invest time wisely and ensure the business’ interests are safeguarded. …

Common Legal Mistakes Startup Founders Make While Seeking Investment Funding

Common Legal Mistakes Startup Founders Make While Seeking Investment Funding

Linkilaw Business Finance, Fundraising : How, Where, When, Legal Advice

Common Legal Mistakes Startup Founders Make While Seeking Investment Funding Seeking investment funding is not easy but it’s also a crucial way to get the capital you need to run and grow your businesses. However, there tends to be a number of common legal mistakes startup founders make while seeking investment funding that derails their efforts and can potentially destroy …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …