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4th November 2019

Equity Crowdfunding: Is investing in a Fund better than investing in individual companies?

My first six articles looked at my experience of investing in individual companies; one of the conclusions I had come to was that, at least for the passive investor, the right strategy is to diversify the portfolio but that managing too many start-up investments can be onerous. Investing in a fund campaign allows you to invest in multiple businesses with one click of a button. Problem solved?

25th October 2019

What makes a legendary leader?

Sukhendu Pal has worked with some of the iconic leaders of our generation.  In this interview he talks about the unique qualities of these legendary leaders.

What do Larry Ellison, Sandy Weill, Steve Jobs, Ralph LaurenIndra Nooyi, Marc Benioff and Satya Nadella have in common? All of them are known for being extremely talented and successful in their respective fields. All have reputations as innovators, who pioneered new business models, products or services that created billions of dollars in value. However, how do you measure these leaders’ impact? We met up with Sukhendu, who has worked with some of these amazing leaders for his view from the close quarters, and this is what we discovered.

 

25th October 2019

Scale-ups turn to crowdfunding to give customers a stake in their business

Victoria Maby of Envestors discusses the wider effects of Crowdfunding.

24th October 2019

Top 6 Ideal Workplace Benefits for SME's

 

In a time when we’re struggling to give pay rises or bonuses more employers are investing in employee benefits to encourage retention and loyalty as well as maintaining a positive and enthusiastic workforce. 

8th October 2019

Europe: home to global leaders against a challenging backdrop

There are many reasons why investors might want to avoid Europe. Slowing growth, political crises and the ongoing Brexit uncertainty present several challenges and could make investors think twice before investing in the region. 

7th October 2019

The Government is killing UK’s entrepreneurial spirit

New data released by the Office for National Statistics shows a continued decline in the number of sole traders and partnerships.

7th October 2019

Scaleup Nation: The Rise of Scaleup Businesses in the UK

 

The phenomenal increase of scaleups in recent years has seen the UK make great advances in support of high-growth businesses. In light of this, John Duckworth, Managing Director at Instant Offices delves into the rapid growth of a Scaleup Nation and what the key factors are to help SMEs step up to the next stage of development.

3rd October 2019

Scaleup Nation: The Rise of Scaleup Businesses in the UK

The phenomenal increase of scaleups in recent years has seen the UK make great advances in support of high-growth businesses. In light of this, John Duckworth, Managing Director at Instant Offices delves into the rapid growth of a Scaleup Nation and what the key factors are to help SMEs step up to the next stage of development.

2nd October 2019

UK private equity performance builds despite Brexit, says eFront

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest annual Global Private Equity Performance Series, which shows that, despite political and economic uncertainty created by Brexit, the UK improved its already attractive risk-return profile for private equity investors. 

2nd October 2019

What lies beneath? The truth about BPR products

Hardman & Co has published its latest report, The Truth About What Lies Beneath, has been written to coincide with the launch of the Hardman & Co panel and research services for Business Relief (BR) products.

30th September 2019

Seedrs Secondary Market: a way to invest more, a way out and to realise returns?

In his latest article, James Murdoch looks in detail at The Seedrs Secondary Market (SM) and considers its significance investors in equity crowdfunding.

20th September 2019

87% of managers fail to acheive work life balance

The workplace is busier than ever before due to an ‘always-on’ culture that is leaving employees and managers with burnout. New research from global health service company Cigna reveals that 87% of managers admit to having their work phone on them outside of office hours and when on annual leave, setting an unhealthy precedent for staff. And holidays appear to be few and far between, with 62% of managers not taking their full annual leave – and over a third (37%) admitting to working whilst on holiday. With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that Cigna’s annual global 360 Global Well-Being Survey revealed that 87% of workers feel stressed and 12% feel their stress is unmanageable.

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