Company Connecting Blog

The Start Up Series by Company Connecting

Insights into starting a company - one woman's experience. These articles were all written by Company Connecting director Janice Grant Shaw and draw upon her own experience in establishing Company Connecting. You can read about the journey from a background in farming and whisky to fighting...

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...

What are The Benefits of Taking R&D Tax Advice?

In the third article of the Company Connecting series on R&D tax relief, Lindsay Miller of Jumpstart asks the question ‘What are the benefits of taking R&D Tax Advice’? She also provides four key questions that tech companies should ask when engaging an R&D tax advisor.

Infographic of 1790 technology companies with Software Development skills

Software Development is the top ‘skill’ among the 4,400 Company Connecting has researched. In its infographic series, Software Development repeatedly comes out as the tops skill, by City, Sector, Council, etc.

We first published...

Is the UK’s tech sector missing out on R&D tax relief?

In the second of the Company Connecting series on R&D Tax credits, our guest author Mark Westwood, a technical analyst at Jumpstart asks the question "Is the UK’s tech sector missing out on R&D tax relief?"

An Idiots Guide to R & D Tax Credits

Company Connecting has partnered with Jumpstart to provide information on the Government R & D Tax Credit Scheme. Over the next few weeks we will be publishing several articles to provide a better understanding of the scheme. We will also be publishing more infographics on tech areas such as...

2018 Scottish Business and Tech Events: A Company Connecting Directory

The Company Connecting Events Directory: Over the past few years, Laurent Mélin-Quinn has built and maintained a list of business and technology events in Scotland. His research contains loads of information i.e. the event title, date, skills, location and sector, from 2016 to 2018. He has very...

Infographic of Scottish IT and Telecoms companies formed between October 2014 and June 2017

Last week Company Connecting provided information on companies registered between October 2014 and June 2017. The research established that only 11% of the registered companies were ‘real’ i.e. had a web presence. Almost 30% were already dissolved or dormant, and at least 20% were companies for...

Are we creating too many technology companies? A look at Scottish IT and Telecoms companies

Only 11% of Scottish IT and Telecoms companies registered between October 2014 and June 2017 are real i.e. those companies with a website. 

In its recent research Company Connecting noticed a surge in the creation of IT and Telecoms companies in the Companies House data, combined with a...

The Company Connecting Privacy Policy

Over the past few months Company Connecting as reviewed its policies and procedures in line with the GDPR regulations which come into place later this month. This week we will be contacting all the registered Company Connecting users who have provided us with personal e-mail addresses.

If...