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Can I Claim For Individuals Who Are Not Employees Through the Furlough Scheme?

Can I Claim For Individuals Who Are Not Employees Through the Furlough Scheme?

Posted 2 months ago


At Nextfin we have reported extensively on the development of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and what it means for businesses. Most recently, the Chancellor announced that ..

Tagged: coronavirus raising funds entrepreneurs alternative finance advice


What Does The New Furlough Scheme Mean For You?

What Does The New Furlough Scheme Mean For You?

Posted 3 months ago


In a widely anticipated move, the Chancellor will now allow workers who were furloughed under the Job Retention Scheme to return to work on July 1 on a part-time basis while still having their pay s..

Tagged: coronavirus business entrepreneurs news sme finance


The Future Fund Guide For Investors And Entrepreneurs

The Future Fund Guide For Investors And Entrepreneurs

Posted 4 months ago


In addition to the government’s already extensive package of support for small businesses, the Future Fund opened for applications on Wednesday 20th May 2020. The £500m fund, of which t..

Tagged: Future Fund Government Covid-19 Investors Entrepreneurs Investment


Seed-Stage Funding For Start-ups Drops By 80%

Seed-Stage Funding For Start-ups Drops By 80%

Posted 4 months ago


Early-stage businesses raising money for the first time have taken the hardest hit in the drop in venture capital funding, it has been revealed. According to new research by Plexal and Beauhurst, fu..

Tagged: Start-ups Raise Finance Entrepreneurs Investment


Do Business Incubators Actually Help Businesses?

Do Business Incubators Actually Help Businesses?

Posted 4 months ago


Incubators are attractive for first-time founders because you can learn from experienced executives, test your business model and gain industry credibility from the program's prestige. Most program..

Tagged: Investment Start-ups Entrepreneurs Incubators Raise Finance


How Much Money Should I Raise For My Start-up?

How Much Money Should I Raise For My Start-up?

Posted 4 months ago


It’s perhaps one of the most asked questions by any entrepreneur. It’s also one of the most challenging. Raising money takes time and doesn’t necessarily have a guaranteed outcome...

Tagged: Investment Entrepreneurs Start-ups Raise Finance


Are You A Very Early Stage Startup Wanting To Raise Capital? Here’s How

Are You A Very Early Stage Startup Wanting To Raise Capital? Here’s How

Posted 4 months ago


Before equity crowdfunding becomes an option, entrepreneurs will often self-fund at the very early stages of a start-up. If you are a business owner looking for sources of funding, but not ready to ..

Tagged: Equity Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs Start-up


What Does It Mean To Have Significant Control?

What Does It Mean To Have Significant Control?

Posted 4 months ago


When we think of control, we think mostly about who owns a business. But the concept runs far deeper than ownership. Control actually refers to having a sufficient amount of voting shares of a comp..

Tagged: Shareholder Business Entrepreneurs


What Is Equity Crowdfunding? - NextFin’s Guide

What Is Equity Crowdfunding? - NextFin’s Guide

Posted 6 months ago


Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy  For companies that need to raise capital, there are a number of options they can choose from. Whether it be investing personal capital, securing a l..

Tagged: Entrepreneurs Tax EIS SEIS Seedrs


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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago


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 they fell way sh..

Tagged: News Entrepreneurs


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

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

Posted 6 months ago


The Government has now published further details on the Job Retention Scheme which was announced amongst a raft of measures to support businesses through the current disruption of Coronavi..

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 6 months ago


Despite what Chancellor Rishi Sunak has heralded as a “very generous scheme” for the self-employed, this latest government stimulus package appears to exclude an integral part of the sel..

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 6 months 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 6 months 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


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 7 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


Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut: The Important Facts

Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut: The Important Facts

Posted 7 months ago


Author: Stephen Hazell-Smith, Chairman of NextFin (Twitter: @thecitygrump) You will probably have seen that those think tanks, The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Resolution Foundation,..

Tagged: Entrepreneurs news tax


Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut

Entrepreneurs' Relief Cut

Posted 8 months ago


Author: Stephen Hazell-Smith, Chairman of NextFin Does our Chancellor and the Treasury understand capital formation for entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs’ Relief has been spotlighted by the Insti..

Tagged: Entrepreneurs News


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