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Latest articles from Paula Skinner

  • The British Business Bank 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report

    The British Business Bank 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report

    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.

  • Hello from the other side! Our Entrepreneurial specialists share their experience of lockdown

    Hello from the other side! Our Entrepreneurial specialists share their experience of lockdown

    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.

  • Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why the devil is always in the detail of a deal

    Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why the devil is always in the detail of a deal

    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 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.