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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.

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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"

We have updated our infographic on tech companies with software skills. The last Software Development infographic was published in May 2016 and provided information on 903 IT companies. Company Connecting now has profiles for 4,400+ tech companies, of which 1,790 (932 in Scotland) have software skills.

Word cloud of the skills that companies providing software development also have accompany the article and infographic We have updated our infographic on tech companies that have software skills. The last Software Development infographic was published in May 2016 and provided information on 903 IT companies. Company Connecting now has profiles for 4,400+ tech companies, of which 1,790 (932 in Scotland) have software skills.

We continue our series on R&D Tax relief with an article from our guest author,Mark Westwood of Jumpstart. He asks the question "Is the UK’s tech sector missing out on R&D tax relief?"

The UK’s technology sector is widely acknowledged as one of the fastest growing areas of the economy, with Prime Minister Theresa May describing it earlier this year as a "great British success story".

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In the current economic climate, it’s still surprising that more businesses don’t explore all of the tax incentives available to help lighten the burden by either reducing tax payable and or if applicable, securing a tax repayment.

On Company Connecting we have more than 4,400 IT and telecoms companies, it’s likely that at least 50% of these companies are developing technology and so could be eligible for R&D tax credits. 

Tech picture accompanying the article An idiot’s guide to claiming R&D tax credits - providing information on the UK Government tax credits for Research and development

Last week Company Connecting provided information on the x number of 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 contractors.

Picture of the graph on size of recent Scottish IT companies - part of the infographic for the article Infographic of Scottish IT and Telecoms companies formed between October 2014 and June 2017

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 high level of dissolved companies, and a corresponding reduction in the % of ‘real’ companies i.e. those which have a website rather than contractor companies. This article looks at the information on IT and Telecoms companie available from Companies House and the relationship with real companies.

Graph accompanying the article Are we creating too many technology companies? A look at Scottish It and Telecoms companies

At Company Connecting we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. In particularly, we want you to know that Company Connecting is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

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A Company Connecting one minute video which takes a look at the various factors that companies should consider when looking for help with technology.

An Image from the Company Connecting Define Search Match service accompanying the article: How do you take the risk out of  finding the right IT partners?

Company Connecting continues its series of Startup articles with a look at the tools it uses to manage its social media.  In the 11th start up article we asked “When should you start thinking about social media?”.

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