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Female Angel Investors Set To Lose Their High Net Worth Individual Status

It’s beyond disappointing that in 2024 we are having to warn female investors that from 31 January 2024, the new definition of high net worth individuals will come into effect and likely have devastating consequences for the female investor network.

IPO Explained: The A to Z of an Initial Public Offering

For some, an IPO is a fervent dream. We discuss how to make that dream a reality, from preparing the business to floating on the stock exchange.

Articles of Association: A Guide for Startups and Scaleups

Articles of Association can be thought of as the constitution of your company. We've put together an A to Z guide on how to get them right.

What is a Shareholders Agreement? And Why do They Matter?

A shareholders agreement is key to shielding companies and shareholders alike from risk. But why do they matter so much? And what should they include?

5 Mistakes Founders Make With Their Board of Directors

Getting your board of directors right is crucial. But what mistakes do founders make, and how can you avoid them?

10 Things Founders Need to do When Starting a Business

From contracts to shares, to financing, founders have a lot to do when setting up their business. We provide the ultimate checklist to get started.

Sole Trader Vs Limited Company: The Pros and Cons

When setting up your own business, you'll need to decide how to structure your company. In this article, we tackle the pros and cons of sole traders versus limited companies.

How to Prepare for Due Diligence: Guide and Infographic

An investor will carry out due diligence before investing in your business. What can you do to prepare? We break it down in simple terms.

When Should you use a Convertible Loan Note?

A convertible loan note can be a handy asset for start-ups to generate money, but what are their advantages and disadvantages? We break it down.

When Should you use an Advance Subscription Agreement?

In this blog, we discuss advance subscription agreements - when to use them, when not to use them, and the benefits that lie in wait.

Government Update to SEIS Tax Relief: How do UK Businesses Benefit?

The UK gov has announced changes to its Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme or SEIS. What does this mean for your business? And how can you make the most of it?

Raising Equity Investment: A 7-Step Guide

In this 7-step guide we explain the process of raising equity investment. From getting your house in order, to post-completion matters, we cover it all. 

I Need to Raise Money, What are my Funding Options?

How can you raise money for your business? We tackle equity financing, convertible loan notes, and more.

What's Involved In Selling a Business? A Step By Step Guide

How do you go about selling your business? How do you navigate legal hurdles? And how do you get the most value for something you’ve worked so hard to build?

Series A Investment: The How-To Guide for Founders

What’s the deal with Series A, B, and C investment? In this blog, we break down Series A investment in detail.

Good Leaver and Bad Leaver Provisions Explained

Shares or share options attract and reward employees within a business. But what happens when they leave? We tackle good leaver and bad leaver provisions.

Why Are Statutory Registers So Important?

Statutory registers are an important foundation for your business and serve as records of important aspects of your company structure...

Celebrating Ethical Game-Changers: The Legal Obligations of B Corps

March is B Corp month and if you’re anything like us, you likely enjoy hearing the stories of B Corp certified...

What Ten Things Should You Consider When Selling Your Business?

Running a business comes with a litany of highs and lows. But when it comes to selling, what should be on your mind? We list the 10 things you should consider.

The National Security and Investment Act: What it Means

On the 4th of January 2022, the National Security and Investment Act came into force. But what does it mean and how does it impact your business?

How to Remove an Unwanted Shareholder

In most SMEs, the directors and shareholders are the same people. But what happens when a director leaves the business?

Thinking about EMI options? Here's what you need to know

EMI options can be a great way of attracting and retaining top talent. But there's more than meets the eye with the EMI share option scheme...

Avoiding the Common Pitfalls on SEIS and EIS

For startups, raising money is key to ensuring they ‘kick start’ their business. Attracting investors...

Splitting up with your co-founder: what happens next?

Splitting up with your co-founder can be a challenging process. We discuss what happens next and how you can prepare for the worst.

Startup Equity… 5 Things to Consider When Slicing and Dicing

Distributing equity between co-founders is important to consider in the early stages. We outline the five things you need to consider when doling out equity.

Sharing the Love (of How Shares Work!)

When you incorporated your start-up at Companies House, chances are that you gave lots of thought to its name, the directors, and the...

Getting Your House In Order for Series A

Your Series A round is probably going to be the first time you and your business comes under the scrutiny of an institutional...

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Funding: Maximising Your Potential

There is a wide range of funding resources available for your business. We explain how to maximise your potential and secure the best possible outcome.

Detangling Business Structures: Which One is Right for Me?

We dive into the legal nitty-gritty of business structures, from limited companies to sole traders, and help you decide which one is best for you.

Legal Documents Aren’t Very Sexy, but They’re Extremely Important

Get your legal foundations right, and you'll go far. We count down the most important legal documents you need to be aware of.

Shareholders' Agreements: The Basics

Starting a business is challenging, exciting and usually expensive so we’ll forgive you for pushing...

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