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Latest articles from Paula Skinner

  • The B-Corporation Movement: Happy International Interdependence Day!

    The B-Corporation Movement: Happy International Interdependence Day!

    The 4th of July is well known as the date the United States of America celebrates Independence Day.  But what about Interdependence Day?  On the 5th July 2006, the first official day of full time work took place at B Lab, a non-profit organisation that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good, and International Interdependence Day was founded.

  • Legal Eagles: Harper Macleod's journey with Entrepreneurial Spark

    Legal Eagles: Harper Macleod's journey with Entrepreneurial Spark

    Harper Macleod and Entrepreneurial Spark have been in partnership with one another for over four years now, and what a journey it has been. Harper Macleod Partner Paula Skinner reflects on the story so far, and what is to come as we officially announce a further three-year partnership together in Scotland.

  • The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and the growth of crowdlending

    The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and the growth of crowdlending

    As Scotland’s leading legal advisers on equity crowdfunding, we are delighted to have been a sponsor of The Scottish Crowdfunding Report 2016 and to announce its release. The report highlights the remarkable growth of crowdfunding in Scotland, and in particular the emergence of crowdlending as a prominent source of funding for SME businesses.

  • Another major milestone for entrepreneurship in Scotland

    Another major milestone for entrepreneurship in Scotland

    Today marked a significant day in the start up calendar with the opening of the Entrepreneurial Spark Edinburgh Hatchery and the Scottish EDGE office space, both at a new hub within the RBS headquarters in Edinburgh. We have an ongoing relationship with both of these organisations and were delighted to be among the 600 attendees within the old ‘executive wing’ of the RBS Gogarburn main building for what was an inspirational event.