Latest Blogs in Crowdfunding
Oliver Taylor
12th October 2020 What to do if your charity is facing financial difficulties?

In recent months many charities have found themselves in financial difficulties and an uncertainty of long-term survival, often caused by factors out of their control. Most notably the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, which has had several knock-on effects such as a reduction in donation income or decreased operating capacity during the tightened lockdown rules. Other external…

Richard Alecock
1st September 2020 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

Richard Alecock
11th October 2018 Why a start up business should complete a business plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. By committing your thoughts to paper, you can understand your business better and also map specific courses of action that need to be taken to improve your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts. A business plan can help you to:…

Steve Smith
18th February 2017 Growth Funding

Anglia LEP: Offering £1/2m grants towards business expansion. The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is calling for local businesses wanting to grow and create new jobs to apply for grants up to £500,000 through the Growing Business Fund. Businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk may apply for a grant of up to 20% of the total cost…

Steve Smith
27th September 2016 Soft Funding

Cambs LEP: Current loans and grants on offer. The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership is the Government’s flagship vehicle to stimulate economic growth in our area. Grants and loans currently on offer include: Signpost 2 Loans: Loans of between £50k and £1m to SME’s for start-up and growth (Inc: CapEx, infrastructure, training and…

Jeannette Hume
19th September 2016 Innovation State Funding

R&D Tax Relief: Claims rose by 38% in 2014-15. The latest data from HMRC indicates that there has been an increase in both the number of companies making R&D tax relief claims and also that companies are increasing their R&D spend. The fact that there are a significant number of companies making claims for the first time…

Stephen Malkin
13th October 2015 Infrastructure Funding

Slow Broadband: £3k grants available. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have grants available for up to £3,000 to cover the broadband installation costs of upgrading to a faster and more reliable connection for your business. They say you could get a fibre optic, cable or wireless broadband connection,n amongst other options.  Most businesses…

Jason Jones
9th October 2015 Alternative Finance

The Banks that like to say ‘No’: Raise finance through CrowdFunding instead. The green shoots have sprouted, the UK economy is on the rise and it’s never been a better time to start that expansion programme you were considering before the recession. However, you’ve seen your bank manager and they’ve DECLINED your funding application. All…

Chris Kelly
9th August 2014 Crowdfunding Certification

PRESS RELEASE:  Whitings Accredited as Member of Association of Crowdfunding Experts. Full press release: Click Here Blog entry by: Chris Kelly