Why Small Businesses Prefer To Be Acquired

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    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 …

The 12 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

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  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 …

What Is The Different Between SEIS and SEIS Advance Assurance

What Is The Difference Between SEIS And SEIS Advance Assurance?

Linkilaw Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips

What Is The Difference Between SEIS And SEIS Advance Assurance? An investor usually invests if they know they will benefit from this tax break. If you make your investor wait for this, once you have it your investors could be long gone. Since SEIS was launched in 2012-13, 6,665 individual companies have received investment through the scheme and £621 million in …

GDPR Basics: Our Guide To Understanding And Complying With The GDPR

GDPR Basics: Our Guide To Understanding And Complying With The GDPR

Linkilaw Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips, Startup News

GDPR Basics: Our Guide To Understanding And Complying With The GDPR Dear Startups, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is about to come into force, are you ready for it? The (GDPR) was adopted by the European Union (including the UK) in April 2016 and will apply from the 25th May 2018. This regulation extends the data rights of individuals …

Small business legal advice: the do's and the don'ts

Small Business Legal Advice: The Do’s And The Don’ts

Linkilaw Legal Advice

Small Business Legal Advice: The Do’s And The Don’ts So, you’re starting your own business. Woohoo. With so much on your plate, it’s easy to forget the legal requirements… Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Today, we are summarising our top pieces of small business legal advice to ensure your startup is legally protected from the outset and throughout. Do …

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NDAs And 6 Reasons To Consider Confidentiality, But Not Always Confidentiality Agreements

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NDAs And 6 Reasons To Consider Confidentiality, But Not Always Confidentiality Agreements Whether launching a startup, looking for a co-founder or seeking finance, there is a good chance you’ll have to discuss commercially sensitive information with someone outside your business with the risk of that information leaking into places you don’t want it to go. This scenario raises the issue …

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 …

Company Directors And Legal Contracts: A Linkilaw Guide

Company Directors And Legal Contracts: A Linkilaw Guide

Linkilaw Legal Advice, Legal Documents

Company Directors And Legal Contracts: A Linkilaw Guide Just like a movie director is in charge of the daily film production a company director is in charge of the day-to-day running of a company. However, when choosing, employing and dismissing a director there are strict rules in place as to what you can and cannot do. So, how can you …