getting into bed with the wrong investors

4 Tricks To Avoid Getting Into Bed With The Wrong Investors

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Advice

What can you do to ensure you find the right team and avoid wrong investors? 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 getting shorter by the day, it’s easy …

selling your business

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

Linkilaw Business Finance

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 is anticipated that RBS will be ordered to pay damages amounting to almost half-a-billion …

getting a business investment ready

6 Tips For Getting A Business Investment Ready

Linkilaw Business Finance, Startup Advice & Tips

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 my options? How much will I need? Actually, …

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. [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] 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 …

preparing your business for sale

5 Steps Towards Preparing Your Business For Sale

Linkilaw Business Finance

Here’s a transcript of the video, “5 Steps Towards Preparing Your Business For Sale.“ Hello Andrew Weaver, welcome to LawyerFair bitesize videos. Today we look at five legal steps towards preparing your business for sale. [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] There are two scenarios that are likely to emerge if you fail to prepare. The first and most likely is it will affect directly …

has your business been threatened with a winding up order?

Has Your Business Been Threatened With A Winding Up Order?

Linkilaw Business Finance

The arrival of a winding up order can shock, alarm, frighten business owners so it’s crucial to understand what they mean and what can be done ….. asap Winding Up Orders [tweet_dis_img][/tweet_dis_img] Winding up orders are used by creditors to enforce payment of monies due by a company who fails to pay off its debts. It’s an aggressive and powerful …