The British Business Bank released their 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report on 26 June 2020, providing an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses throughout 2019. In 2019, a record number of equity investments were carried out (1,832) reaching £8.4bn, up 24% on 2018 and over double the amount recorded in 2016.
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Futures Fund offers support for innovative businesses requiring investment – but how will it work in practice
The long awaited Futures Fund launched yesterday for applications via the British Business Bank website and is aimed at innovative UK companies with good potential that typically rely in equity investment but are currently affected by Covid-19. We have analysed the Fund and set out here what is involved for companies looking to access funds this way.
Harper Macleod's Entrepreneurial team, which specialises in advising growth businesses and SMEs, is used to being based in the city centre of Glasgow and getting out and about to meet clients and exciting businesses. With their movement curtailed, the team has come together to give you a reminder of their friendly faces and some things we are enjoying about lockdown, and some things not so much.
Welcome to our weekly Dragons Den blog where a member of Harper Macleod's entrepreneurial team will share their view of the latest episode, give some hints and tips and also explain how we could have helped … and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. This week's blog is by Paula Skinner who is head of our entrepreneurial team and has vast experience of equity investments looks at why the devil is always in the detail of a deal.
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.