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Latest Startup, growth & investment articles

  • The Edinburgh effect – why it's all growth in our capital's investment world

    The Edinburgh effect – why it's all growth in our capital's investment world

    Edinburgh is renowned for its high standard of living and quality of life, however, it is also world-class when it comes to the amount of support available to young and growing businesses. So it's no wonder more and more people are waking up to the benefits of launching a business in the city and being part of it and Scotland's thriving ecosystem.

  • Impact Investing & Culture in the Workplace...Who cares?

    Impact Investing & Culture in the Workplace...Who cares?

    "Impact" is the buzzword of the moment, whether it is in relation to investing or company output, it is at the forefront of business.  At the recent Glasgow Chamber of Commerce event, a key discussion was surrounding impact investing and culture, and how this is now imperative to success and Scotland's growth.

  • East or West, Scottish EDGE is just the best!

    East or West, Scottish EDGE is just the best!

    Scottish EDGE returned this week with another incredible final, spread across two days in two cities – Glasgow and Edinburgh - and, as always, with a fantastic array of businesses looking to secure that eagerly sought-after prize funding. Harper Macleod is delighted to be a Gold Partner of Scottish EDGE, having supported the competition since it launched in 2012.

  • The 5 star players any good crowdfunding team needs

    The 5 star players any good crowdfunding team needs

    Crowdfunding is like everything else in life - the chance of doing it successfully increases if you are surrounded by the right people. So once you have decided to go for the raise the absolute first step for planning for success is to build your team - and this is who you'll need in it.

  • 5 reasons why wannabe crowdfunders drop off

    5 reasons why wannabe crowdfunders drop off

    Every week the team at Harper Macleod talk to companies who have concluded they are going to raise money from the crowd yet the number who actually go on to launch a crowdfund is significantly less. Given the companies in question still have their primary goal of raising funds, why is there such a drop-off rate?