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Basic Startup Financial Scenarios

We use a template which gives you a simple way to think through the financial mechanics of your startup early. You can check it out here and down load a copy or make a copy; Basic Startup Financial Scenario Spreadsheet – plus cash flow budget and projected cap...

Angel Dust

I decided to get into Angel investing because I believe that the next best thing to being the founder of a successful business, is to be an investor in a successful business. I’m not the sort of person who is likely to lock myself in a room and spend hours...

Research and Development Tax Incentive

Are you innovating with technology? I mean really innovating? Experimenting, taking risks, going where no (wo)man has gone before? If you are, then you’re eligible for the Research and Development Tax Incentive. The programme is jointly administered...

Pyramid Process for Writing an IM

I’m starting a new IM (information memorandum) for raising capital and thought I’d outline my process. Write the pitch deck. Write the executive summary Write the IM Re-write the executive summary Re-write the pitch deck. Obviously with lots of trials and...

Can our business afford a bookkeeper?

For most  bootstrapped startups cash for a bookkeeper is often considered a luxury rather than a necessity and often only implemented when the business is well underway and the founder no longer has the time to maintain spreadsheets and a shoebox full of...