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9 out of 10 Early Stage Businesses Could Fail - The Government Needs to Raise The SEIS and EIS

9 out of 10 Early Stage Businesses Could Fail - The Government Needs to Raise The SEIS and EIS

Posted 3 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  There is no doubt that coronavirus has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on the whole of UK business. However, a recent survey has ..

Tagged: News Start-ups Tax Entrepreneurs


Nextfin Comments On The Save Our Startups' Campaign, CBILS and The Self Employed

Nextfin Comments On The Save Our Startups' Campaign, CBILS and The Self Employed

Posted 4 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy In response to the financial risks posed by Covid-19, co-founder of Crowdcube Luke Lang has announced a new campaign aimed at helping entrepreneurs struggli..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Rishi Sunak’s Self-Employed Relief Package Excludes 2 Million People

Rishi Sunak’s Self-Employed Relief Package Excludes 2 Million People

Posted 11 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO NextFin In a recent article for The London Economic, CEO of Nextfin Sacha Bright was approached to comment on the measures Chancellor Rishi Sunak had implemented and how t..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Government’s Job Retention Scheme Does Not Cover Owner-Managers

Government’s Job Retention Scheme Does Not Cover Owner-Managers

Posted 14 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright and Oliver Murphy  The Government has now published further details on the Job Retention Scheme which was announced amongst a raft of measures to support businesses throug..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Government’s Coronavirus Support For Self-Employed Excludes Small Limited Companies

Government’s Coronavirus Support For Self-Employed Excludes Small Limited Companies

Posted 14 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO NextFin Despite what Chancellor Rishi Sunak has heralded as a “very generous scheme” for the self-employed, this latest government stimulus package appears to ..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Government scheme to help business is much too slow and bureaucratic – SMEs will go bust

Government scheme to help business is much too slow and bureaucratic – SMEs will go bust

Posted 15 days ago


Sacha Bright, CEO of NextFin discusses with Maggie Pagano of Reaction Life on how the Government scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) needs to be implemented quickly to avoid thousan..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

Posted 16 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO NextFin An entrepreneurs view. Are they fit for purpose? The Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) if supported by the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurs Relief Cut for Lifetime business owners

Entrepreneurs Relief Cut for Lifetime business owners

Posted 29 days ago


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO What does the Entrepreneurs' Relief cut mean to business owners and could this stifle enterprise? Entrepreneurs' Relief is getting cut to £1M from £10M. ..

Tagged: Tax Entrepreneur News


How Will the Bank of England Interest Rate Cut help small business

How Will the Bank of England Interest Rate Cut help small business

Posted 1 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright, CEO Why discourage start-ups by cutting one of the very few tax benefits they get? The Bank of England has cut interest rates today to 0.25%, will this help small busines..

Tagged: Bank Entrepreneurs Tax


MERGER MEANS RATINGS AND COMPARISON FOR CROWDFUNDING INVESTORS

MERGER MEANS RATINGS AND COMPARISON FOR CROWDFUNDING INVESTORS

Posted 5 months ago


Business Agent Ltd, the UKs first FCA regulated Alternative Finance aggregator and ratings platform has merged with CrowdRating and rebranded to NextFin - The Alternative Finance Marketplace. NextF..

Tagged: crowdfunding investments equity crowdfund investing raising finance p2p alternative finance entrepreneur


Tips for loan application success

Posted 3 years ago


At businessagent.com we help 100s of small businesses find and apply for loans from P2P platforms or other alternative providers every month. This means we have a very good understanding of what is ..

Tagged: alternative finance business loan unsecured secured small businesses sme entrepreneurs


Five things you should know about UK Equity Crowdfunding before deciding if it is right for your business

Posted 3 years ago


  The process takes longer than you think Researching which crowdfunding platform to target and what they want to see from you, pulling together marketing materials, scripting and rehearsing ..

Tagged: Five things you should know Equity Crowdfunding Equity crowdfunding alternative finance Entrepreneur investing


Six common mistakes made by businesses when they equity crowdfund and how to avoid them

Posted 3 years ago


Sacha Bright is the founder and CEO of businessagent.com, he is also an entrepreneur who has been establishing and running different businesses since his early twenties. Sacha set up businessagent.c..

Tagged: Equity crowdfunding equity crowdfunding alternative finance common mistakes business agent Sacha Bright entrepreneur


Equity Crowdfunding for Your Business

Posted 4 years ago


 Raising finance for your business can be a stressful process and it’s not as easy as what it once was. With banks’ lending to businesses less, it can be a struggle to reach the gro..

Tagged: equity crowdfunding crowdfunding raising finance business finance business loans sme sme's entrepreneurs equity valuations business plan brewdog mondo bank


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