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What Are Small Business Grants, And How Do You Apply?

What Are Small Business Grants, And How Do You Apply?

Posted 2 months ago


Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, securing funding for your business is proving to be an even greater challenge for entrepreneurs. With a range of loan schemes available, as well as other sources o..

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What Non-Government Coronavirus Support is Available for Businesses?

What Non-Government Coronavirus Support is Available for Businesses?

Posted 2 months ago


While the government has provided an unprecedented level of support for businesses through its loan schemes and other services, public bodies, organisations and charities have produced additional re..

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Covid-19 Home Working Increased Productivity, Report Claims

Covid-19 Home Working Increased Productivity, Report Claims

Posted 2 months ago


34% of companies believe that working from home is having a positive impact on employee productivity, according to new research. The Covid-19 UK business barometer, conducted by Sapio Research and B..

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‘Gively’ Comments on NextFin's Ratings Service

‘Gively’ Comments on NextFin's Ratings Service

Posted 2 months ago


Gively has complimented NextFin on what it has described as an “excellent ratings” service. An online marketplace where users can give and get second-hand items for free, the comp..

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How Do I Sell Shares I Purchased In an Equity Crowdfunded Company?

How Do I Sell Shares I Purchased In an Equity Crowdfunded Company?

Posted 2 months ago


Once you’ve invested in a company and the offer is finalised and completed, you will become a shareholder in that company and will be entered onto the company’s share register.  Su..

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£6.7bn Invested in Small Businesses in 2018

£6.7bn Invested in Small Businesses in 2018

Posted 2 months ago


Small businesses received a record £6.7bn in equity funding in 2018/19, a 5% increase year on year. The average deal size was £4.5m, an 11% increase compared with 2013. Small business e..

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