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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 43: Start Up Finance, Alternative Finance Awards, Funding Knight & 1 Page Business Plans

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at the challenges facing start ups when it comes to raising finance with a recent Angels Den survey identifying two key issues.

The UK alternative finance industry has held a celebratory awards evening and Rob looks at who the winning crowdfunding platforms are.

There is also a look at a new borrowing service launched by crowdlender Funding Knight and how it has revised upwards the maximum amount they will lend.

Rob also discussed the lessons from the news that Tescos had got its financial reporting wrong by overstating its profits and in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares his thoughts on one page Business Plans.

You can also listen to this week’s Bulletin below or simply download it to your phone.

Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 37: Selling Equity, Bank Lending, Late Payment & History of Crowdfunding

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin a look at what business owners who are selling an equity stake want from their new partners. The relationship between banks and business owners has been strained but a new survey from Albion Ventures reveals a surprisingly high number of businesses getting a ‘yes’ from their banks.

On the alternative finance scene Rob looks at the latest government proposals to force banks to refer borrowers who have been declined finance to sources of alternative finance.

Late payment continues to be an issue for businesses and Rob shares the findings of a recent survey which reveals that a large percentage of businesses are missing out on an important piece of the late payment jigsaw puzzle.

And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week a clip from a live seminar in which Rob discusses the history of crowdfunding.

Businesses Seeking Equity Partners Want More Than Just Cash

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , ,
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You would assume that when you hear of a business owner selling equity in their business they are after only one thing… cash.

However, a new survey reveals something completely different.

A survey carried out by Angels Den, an investment network, discovered that 76% of business owners want a deal from new shareholders that comes with mentoring and business advice. Just 12% of those surveyed said they wanted cash and nothing else.

This is an encouraging finding because it shows that the majority of those selling equity realise there is an accountability or skill gap in their business and it needs to be filled.

Investors come in two guises: a passive investor who simply hands over the cheque, goes off into the sunset and waits for the annual dividend cheque; and then there’s the active investor who spends a day a week, a few days a month or even more frequently imparting their knowledge, skill and support.

When a business is growing there is no substitute for having a team around you who can provide input without the shackles of being blinded by the day-to-day issues.

Don’t just chase the cash; find those with cash and skills… a winning combination.


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  • Rob delivered a series of 3 workshops aimed at understanding how finance houses look at finance propositions with the aim for us as a team to deliver more of a bespoke offering to our customer base. The training was delivered to a mixture of staff who work with new businesses start-ups and existing established businesses across Mid & South West Wales. Rob delivered the training with an abundance of passion and has really helped my team look at financial propositions in a different light, many thanks again Rob and I look forward to work with you in the near future.

    Shayne Yates | Welsh Government Regional Centre Service Mid Wales
  • Hi Rob, it was so interesting and entertaining listening to you at the Kevin Green Wealth Coach Workshop in Reading this weekend! I didnt realise you can find Finance proposals such fun!. Brilliant tips! Thanks.

    Gaz Jabeen | Bollywood Burn Out
  • Rob kindly agreed to attend the recent Pontypridd RFC sponsors networking evening and delivered what can only be described as an excellent talk on 5 Tactics to Boost Your Business and Your Profits. He kept the audience engaged throughout and the feedback from everyone was excellent. Rob is very knowledgeable on business and finance and on top of that is a genuine nice guy. We hope to have him back at a future event and I have no hesitation in recommending Rob’s services.

    Angela Holloman-Coombes | Connective HR
  • I wanted to thank you for such an insightful, energetic, and entertaining talk at the Kevin Green Wealth event on securing funding and creating a successful plan. It was brilliantly executed and a pleasure to listen to and the ideas I’ve learned are definitely going to help me in going forward.

    Max Cooper of Manchester
  • Further to your recent presentation at LEAD Wales just wanted to say it was very refreshing to see somebody talk passionately and positively about finance, very insightful!

    Kay Hyde | Hyde & Hyde Architects

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