protecting your ideas - intellectual property

How To Protect Your Ideas – Your Intellectual Property Options

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

If another business is able to copy or steal your ideas, inventions, contacts, designs or knowledge your business is at risk. Protecting your ideas and intellectual property is crucial for the sustainability of your business, potential investors will reluctant to invest in a company whose intangible assets are not protected. There are five main ways to protect your business‘s intellectual …

How To Get A Startup Loan

How To Get A Startup Loan – A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Guides

The Start-Up Loan Scheme started in May 2012. It is a government-funded initiative that provides start-up funding and mentoring for entrepreneurs across the United Kingdom. It helps solve the problem of supporting people who have a feasible business idea or want to become self-employed but no access to funding. The Start-Up Loan programme aims to equip enterprising individuals with the …

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The Definitive Guide To Writing A Business Plan

Kurt Graver Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

If you are a serial entrepreneur or an aspiring business owner then learning how to write a business plan should be an essential part of your skillset. Being able to write a convincing business plan will help you improve and grow your business. Let’s start with what a business plan is: it is a document that outlines the vision for …

Crowdfunding

5 Reasons To Crowd Fund Your Startup

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

UK-based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube shared it assisted 105 businesses and raised £35.9 million in funding for 2014. This represents a 246% increase compared to 2013 and means Crowdcube maintains the title of the UK’s largest equity crowdfunding site. It is not just Crowdcube that has seen such huge growth. In the last 3 years, the global crowdfunding economy has …

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Business Funding Options To Get Your Business Launched

Kurt Graver Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Most businesses need some kind of funding to get started. Getting business funding remains one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face. To reduce time and hassles in getting funding for your business it’s important to understand the options available to you. Below is a brief introduction to some of the most common business funding options available. Friends and Family It’s …