SEIS and EIS Investment Schemes

SEIS and EIS – Seed Entreprise Investment Scheme

Linkilaw Business Finance

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are generous tax incentive scheme created to encourage seed investment in early stage businesses. The SEIS offers both income tax and capital gains tax relief to qualifying investors who subscribe for shares in qualifying companies. The interested parties may contact HMRC who will assess whether a company is eligible under the …

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 …

business transfer agents

Selling A Business: Ditch The Business Transfer Agents

Linkilaw Business Structures

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 managing the business. It’s therefore a huge problem if they select the wrong advisor and in particular, if they select one from the shark infested and unregulated …

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 …

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 …