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Nov
14
2018

Tech, IPOs and Unicorns: Too much money is a good thing, isn’t it?
#Information Technology #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

The tech sector is booming. We live in a time of the mega private business in which the likes of Uber and Airbnb are extending their lives as privately held businesses by delaying public offerings. The venture capital asset class is more buoyant than ever and now includes atypical investors such as hedge and sovereign wealth funds who seek a piece of the action. Governments globally are also trying to attract innovation and tech talent using all manner of inducements, from tax breaks to immigration. So, are we living in the golden age of tech or is the frothy venture capital market a sign of a bubble reminiscent of that which led to the dot com bust of 1999/2000, and why does this matter to entrepreneurs? ...

Oct
31
2018

Entrepreneurs Relief, still here but…
#Corporate #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

This month’s budget announcement didn’t herald the end of Entrepreneurs relief as some had speculated but did make a number of changes which will mean that share ownership structures involving different classes of share attracting different rights to income and distribution will need to be reviewed to make sure that the holders of those shares still qualify for the relief....

Oct
24
2018

Clarkslegal is sponsoring Hacktoberfest at Thames Tower this weekend
#Information Technology #Clarkslegal #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Clarkslegal is proud to co-sponsor Hacktoberfest, a full day hackerthon being held at Thames Tower on Sunday 28th October....

Oct
18
2018

‘Office romances: should entrepreneurs care what happens between employees?’ - Monica Atwal comments for Elite Business
#Employment #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press

Whether you’re tempted to have a romantic liaison with a new attractive employee or catch your staff sneaking around, you must know how to avoid affairs wrecking your business....

Jun
08
2018

Investor Briefing: Raising £3-15m Finance for Cleantech Companies
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Information Technology

Forbury Investment Network, in association with Rushlight Events and Ingenious, held a successful Investor Briefing on Raising £3-15m Finance for Cleantech Companies, on 24th May 2018....

Apr
26
2018

The Four C’s of Co-working
#Information Technology #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Co-working is not a new concept, nor is it a fleeting craze. Last year, flexible work spaces made up over 20% of all commercial office leases in central London. This trend is not confined to the capital either; take-up of flexible work spaces in cities outside London increased 275% from 2016 to 2017. ...

Nov
01
2017

Zafar Kanani writes for Finance Digest on What are investor syndicates and how can they work for you?
#Clarkslegal #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press

Angel investing is by its nature a risky endeavour. Every investor naturally has an overarching goal to minimise risk and maximise returns. In the context of angel investing, ensuring that the relevant elements needed to achieve this are in place is easier said than done. ...

Jul
25
2017

Zafar Kanani writes for The Economic Voice on The UK is still attractive to overseas investors
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press #UK Immigration

Last week, the Hurun Report and Visa Consulting Group suggested that the UK slipped down the list of desirable destinations for high net worth Chinese investors, putting the country behind the USA and Canada to third place....

Jul
24
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for Virgin.com on Why big businesses need to collaborate like start-ups
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press

There has never been a better time to be a small business, and perhaps never a worst time to be a big one....

Jul
17
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for European CEO on How SMEs fit in the new world order
#Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press

In spite of political uncertainty and slowing global trade, it has never been a better time to be a small business....

Apr
06
2017

Clarkslegal & forburyTECH host the Latest Thames Valley IT Forum @ Verizon in Reading alongside Barclays, James Cowper Kreston & LAUDIS Business Advisers
#Information Technology #Clarkslegal #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Information Technology #Media & Entertainment

The IT Forum attracts decision-makers of likeminded SMEs in the telecoms and technology sector across the South East, offering a fun, informative and interactive networking platform...

Dec
02
2016

Tech City reports a surge in applications for Exceptional Talent endorsements
#Immigration #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Tech City reported a huge increase in applications for visas that allow non-EEA tech workers to work in “exceptionally talented” roles in the UK. ...

Nov
17
2016

Acceptable investments for Entrepreneur visa applicants
#Immigration #UK Immigration #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Franchising

The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa route is for non-European migrants who want to invest in the UK by setting up or taking over and being actively involved in the running of a business or businesses here. The UK is one of the most open economies in the world and applicants can generally invest in most types of businesses but there are some exceptions....

Oct
21
2016

Brex-uncertainty wounding UK tech industry
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Corporate

Whether Brexit eventually becomes the triumph we are all now hoping for or whether Brexit is a term forever doused in disaster, the interim uncertainty of what Brexit means is harming the UK’s fastest growing industry and potentially in an irreparable way....

Oct
10
2016

Property start-ups booming in the Tech sector
#Real Estate #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

There has been a marked increase in new prop tech start-ups over the last year as they look to mirror the success of fintech in the property sector....

Oct
10
2016

Controlling Legal Cost: A brief guide for startups
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Small, agile, businesses frequently report that legal services are too expensive and too opaque, and it is no surprise that these businesses end up turning to existing sources of advice in an attempt to deal with legal problems. ...

Oct
07
2016

Start-up businesses: are your ideas protected?
#Intellectual Property #Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

When you are a start-up, contracts and intellectual property protections are not, understandably, at the forefront of your mind. However, protecting your ideas and creations is just as important as getting your business off the ground....

Jun
13
2016

Phishers don’t discriminate against start-ups
#Corporate #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Start-ups often believe that their business may not be susceptible to phishing attacks compared to the likes of giant corporates; however these attacks during growth stage could be lethal to the success of the business going forward. ...

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