ScaleUp 2016

scaleup2 Helping businesses move to the next stage of growth Hosted by Enterprise Nation, ScaleUp is an event focused on helping businesses overcome barriers and to move to the next stage of growth. Whether you’re looking to go global, hire staff, perfect branding, motivate a team, raise finance or sell to bigger … Read more…

Venture Capital = Higher Risk for Founders?

Captureinvest2 More Capital = More Risk? ‘Venture Capital is a hell of a drug,’ an article written by Eric Paley for Tech Crunch explores the risks which venture capital can place on founders including limiting their exit options and increasing burn rates to dangerous levels. The article also talks about how … Read more…

Furness FSB calling for young business owners

FSBpeople2 “FSB at the Lancashire and Cumbria region, is full of old gits” In an bid to attract the next generation of Federation of Small Business members, Phil Collier, chairman of Furness FSB has just announced that they are inviting young entrepreneurs and business owners to attend an event on the 17th … Read more…

UK poor at providing long-term funding for startups

money-fun2 UK ‘appallingly bad’ at providing startups with the long-term capital needed According to leading fund manager Neil Woodford in a BBC article, small UK based companies are not receiving sufficient funding to grow and reach their full potential. The issue tends to be with long-term funding; this is potentially preventing … Read more…

Importance of IP to today’s Inventors

ip2 This article published by the Design Council explores the perceived importance of IP and how this may be changing.  Are modern day inventors becoming less inclined to take the traditional trusted legal protection approach? Are they instead choosing to focus more on the development of their design and a strong … Read more…

Apps are rarely the right answer for SMEs…

apps2 Aidan Watt, technical director at Hotfoot Design has written an article for the Lancashire Business View which helps to simply explain why Apps may not be the best use of resources for SMEs. The launch of the Apple App Store in 2008 transformed the digital dimension, but really how many of these apps … Read more…