emerging FinTech providers

Banks Want To Collaborate With Emerging FinTech Providers

Linkilaw Business Finance, Business News

According to a recent Deloitte report, EU banks are keen to collaborate with the new stream of FinTech providers who are heating up the financial services market. Instead of developing in-house products themselves, banks are flagging behind on innovation and only account for 19% of the $10 billion spent on FinTech last year. The report suggests that banks have seen …

how your sector might influence the funding you choose

Your Sector Might Influence The Funding You Choose

Linkilaw Business Finance

Like the revolving door of what’s hot or not in ‘fashion’, ‘pop culture’ or the latest fusion cooking trend, business sectors can also create similar bubbles of hyper-enthusiasm and (importantly) follow on investment. If you’re launching a product and/or aiming for a fundraise, the sector you’re in might have a dramatic impact on success, particularly if you’re in the latest hot sector because, …

crowdfunding

Some Of What You Need To Know About Crowdfunding – But Were Afraid To Ask

Linkilaw Business Finance

To those who assumed (not hoped) that crowdfunding was a fad which might blow up and go away … well, we’ve got some bad news. For those still unsure about how Crowdfunding works and the different options available, a brief explanation …. It is suggested that true ‘crowdfunding’ pre-dates the internet with projects like the ‘Statue of Liberty’ being achieved …

key legal documents when selling a business

What Are The Key Legal Documents When Selling A Business?

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Documents

When selling a business, it makes sense to present your business at its best. Your contracts are extremely valuable. By planning your sales strategy and ensuring that you have key documents prepared, you will strengthen your negotiating position and be more likely to secure key commercial terms. If your key documents are not up to scratch then you risk of …

are you ready to sell your business?

Are You Ready To Sell Your Business? Here’s What You Need To Know

Linkilaw Business Finance

There comes a point in time in every great business venture when you will want to sell your business. Maybe you’re at that point now but you’re not really sure if you’re 100% ready to sell. Maybe you’re not too sure how to make your business attractive for potential buyers. Whatever the case may be, don’t despair. We’re about to …

fca sandbox

FCA Sandbox: What’s That?

Linkilaw Business Finance, Startup Advice & Tips

A sandbox is an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and provides resources necessary to turn entrepreneurial ideas into successful and sustainable ventures. These business incubators started in India, and now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has introduced the UK’s first regulatory sandbox. Project Innovate has the aim of providing innovators and entrepreneurs with some support to navigate the regulatory system and …

borrowing for your business

Borrowing For Your Business: What You Need To Know

Linkilaw Business Finance

Imagine you’ve got out to brave the unknown and started your own business. Your product is well received, your employees are enthusiastic and pliable, and your niche market is booming. You’ve overcome all the problems you have long feared: No target audience, failure to market the product successfully, inability to attract or retain staffers, none of those nightmares have come …

vested shares

Vested Shares: How To Make The Most Of Them

Linkilaw Business Finance, Business Structures, Startup Advice & Tips

This paper is based on the law of the UK as of 23 November 2016. It should not be taken as legal advice but as an introduction into Vested Shares, the legal requirements of owning Vested Shares, and Vested Shares tax. In the US, share vesting is a practice which legally exists and is common among businesses. On the other …

money management tips for small business

Money Management Tips For Small Businesses

Linkilaw Business Finance

Money management can be a massive headache for many small business owners. In fact, many tend to have somewhat of a lazy attitude towards their finances and kind of ignore it rather than working out how to effectively manage it.   However, it’s an area of your small business you can’t afford not to manage properly. If you don’t, it …

seeders vs crowdfunders

Seeders vs Crowdfunders: What’s The Difference?

Linkilaw Business Finance, Business Structures, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Seeders, crowdfunders, bootstrappers, angel investors – are these the new nicknames for hip social cliques or are they investment terms? Funny enough, they’re actually both. Only, you won’t spot seeders loitering around coffee shops in similar attire and black-rimmed glasses – or then again, maybe you will! The point is – it’s all confusing, right? Comparing the latest investment trends …