Funding

Did you know that any company that is striving to take its products and methods above and beyond existing technology is probably doing R&D and may be eligible for R&D tax relief.

In software development the buzz this year is all about AI: 

• The UK government has recently announced an AI Sector Deal

• The EU is throwing its weight behind a similar initiative

Picture of a female robot accompanying the article Jumpstart talks about Artificial Intelligence and R&D Tax Relief

How can I crowdfund my tech company?

Jes Bailey is an expert in crowdfunding. She helps entrepreneurs raise money for their businesses and projects and has an amazing 80% success rate in getting the funding.

So how easy is it for a tech company to crowdfund? Jes describes the difference between reward and equity funding and...

We’ve all heard of the big names in crowdfunding from BrewDog and Mindful Chef to Monzo and Adzuna.  In general, it is easier to crowdfund a food/drink business, because everyone loves food and drink, but tech companies can crowdfund too. It’s harder, but it is not impossible.

Crowd funding image accompanying the article "Can my tech company raise money via crowdfunding?"

R&D tax credits are an invaluable financial aid that can provide a lifeline for those in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, but is often overlooked by those operating in fields where their eligibility is not quite so obvious. Companies can avoid missing out on potential returns or over-claiming by seeking professional advice.

Picture of  calculator and paper accompanying the Company Connecting article"The Benefits of Taking R&D Tax Advice"

Why do Start-Ups go Bust?

Pearl Onion specialise in training and consultancy for business and aim to bridge gaps between key business knowledge and practical business implementation.

There are a myriad of straws that can break start-ups backs. Usually they boil down to time and money or more specifically timing and lack of money.  Compounding issues of gaps in the management’s business skill set often add to a devil’s brew.

Clock and papers accompanying the article. the time is ticking for start-ups. Company Connecting article. Why do Start-Ups go Bust? by Keith Wilson