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Small Business Investment Options: A Legal Perspective

Small Business Investment Options: A Legal Perspective

Many businesses need investment to be able to develop their product, launch it to market or expand into new markets. The common route is to get an equity share or bank loan – but whilst these are readily available options, they are not without pitfalls and obstacles. As a leading entrepreneur law firm we have worked with many companies, investors and financial groups looking for investment. This has given us a unique perspective on the risks and benefits of the different options available (from a legal and operational perspective). Our view is that before entering into any form of investment negotiation businesses must be armed with all the facts and options and, at the same time, fully understand their own needs. So what the top options available to you? Below we have outlined six o... »

Crowdfunding Becomes Reality for Startups

Grow VC this week launched its one long-awaited core business model, a community funding model. Under this model Grow VC will pool 75% of membership fees into a community fund that gets invested back into promising member startups. Community fund investments are managed by Grow VC, but all investment decisions are made by Grow VC members who determine how to invest their portion of the fund to other startup companies that they feel have the most potential. Grow VC is fixing the inefficiencies of private seed funding for web and mobile companies with a global social network and crowdfunding. The service includes the tools needed for building a startup from the ground up, to getting funding at the seed level. It introduces startups to investors, experts and other entrepreneurs, helping them ... »