I get a lot of calls from people looking for advice on how to give away shares in their company. Often people ask about giving share options, so I wanted to talk briefly about the difference between share options and shares, and why share options are not such a good idea for small businesses.
When you want to grow your business, you often need money. Maybe you need money to buy new stock, do some marketing, employ new staff, do some more things. The banks are reluctant to lend to you, because your balance sheet is looking a bit weak, or you haven’t got enough money yourself to match [...]
I’ve been working with a couple of clients recently on how to give equity to other people coming into the business, and it’s definitely a recurring theme which causes a lot of debate and difficulty.
Sometimes people have to decide who gets what at the start of a business, but more frequently the issue [...]
There’s a new investment fund – no, not one of these government schemes that are exactly the same as the old government schemes, but something that might be genuinely useful (maybe.)
It’s aimed at women business owners, so if you’re female already, then you’re off to a flying start. If you’re male, don’t worry because [...]