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Considerations for Scale-ups when raising funds

“Only 0.05% of startups raise venture capital” (Entrepreneur). The market is notoriously difficult for start ups but can be equally challenging for scaling and venture stage businesses. The risks of getting it wrong are not just that you don’t raise enough funds but also include giving away too much equity, incurring high investor costs or … Continue reading Considerations for Scale-ups when raising funds

Ongoing risks for venture capital reliefs such as EIS

For high growth businesses that have benefitted from investment under venture capital schemes such as SEIS and EIS many companies focus on complying with the rules at the time of receiving an investment and overlook the ongoing compliance requirements. The regulations can be very complex and our article SEIS and EIS Pitfalls focusses on considerations … Continue reading Ongoing risks for venture capital reliefs such as EIS

Funding Growth Without Investment

Only 0.05% of startups raise venture capital” (Entrepreneur). While our article Considerations for scale ups when raising funds provides tips on how to increase your chances of receiving venture capital, the question remains, how do early stage access funds for businesses growth? It’s an important question for not only those businesses that have not managed … Continue reading Funding Growth Without Investment

International Transfers of Personal Data: Three Reasons to Take Action Now

There are (at least) three good reasons to act now to make sure your company’s transfers of personal data are in line with the different requirements which come into force during the course of 2022: Clarity now after a period of uncertainty If your business transfers personal data collected in the UK and Europe to … Continue reading International Transfers of Personal Data: Three Reasons to Take Action Now

6 Benefits of hiring an external Data Protection Officer

6 ways an external DPO will help your business to get and retain more customers, help you to keep up to date with industry standards, and avoid regulatory problems, all in a cost-effective way. Many companies are required by law to have a Data Protection Officer (‘DPO’), depending on the work they do and how … Continue reading 6 Benefits of hiring an external Data Protection Officer

Four key benefits of having a part time finance director

Part time finance directors are a popular choice for high growth and ambitious business leaders. If you are defining where this is right for your business, here are four key benefits  How we can help: We provide experienced part time finance directors who take responsibility for moving your business forward who have the support of … Continue reading Four key benefits of having a part time finance director

When do you need more than a part time finance director?

When businesses are going through significant change, it can be easy to assume that a full time role is needed, especially when faced with business transformations like: Apart from the additional work and resource requirements, such transformations benefit from previous experience. Being able to draw on operational experience of leading such transformations and their impact … Continue reading When do you need more than a part time finance director?

How a part time finance director can help you develop your business

Taking on a part time finance director can be a significant step and focusing on the benefits can help decide when the timing is right for your business. Here are five realistic expectations you should have about taking on a part time finance director. How we can help: We provide experienced part time finance directors … Continue reading How a part time finance director can help you develop your business

Five questions to ask when selecting a part time finance director

If you are thinking about adding a part time finance director to your team, you might be struggling with how to decide whether a candidate is a good fit for your business. Here are five questions that might help you decide which candidate is best suited for you: How we can help: We provide experienced … Continue reading Five questions to ask when selecting a part time finance director