5 essential tax tips for entrepreneurial tech companies – webinar

Description: In this 45 minute webinar, Steve Livingston, founder of innovation tax specialists – ip tax solutions, walks entrepreneurs / founders of UK technology and digital companies through 5 vital tax planning opportunities that are often overlooked – potentially losing out on £100,000’s of cash tax savings! These 5 essential tax tips are based on … Read more5 essential tax tips for entrepreneurial tech companies – webinar

Two common R&D tax credit stumbling blocks for start-ups

Picture the scenario: a new technology startup. The founders invested £250,000 into the development of some new technology. The company is burning through the cash at a rate of knots and so they’re looking forward to recouping a chunk of it by claiming R&D tax credits under the ‘R&D tax credit scheme’ – something they’d … Read moreTwo common R&D tax credit stumbling blocks for start-ups

SEIS | Need to know facts for startups

SEIS Need to know tips for startups from Business N2K on Vimeo. A short 5 min overview of the Seed EIS tax incentive and need to know facts and tips for startup founders. Remember, SEIS requires a subscription for shares – loans do not work. Look forward to your feedback and experience of using the … Read moreSEIS | Need to know facts for startups

Has your company missed out on EMI too?

Enterprise Management Incentive share option schemes (or ‘EMI’ for short) have long been a useful tool for entrepreneurial fast growing companies that wish to both tie-in key employees and incentivise them tax efficiently with the promise of jam tomorrow in the form of a slice of the share equity. The peculiar thing as evidenced from … Read moreHas your company missed out on EMI too?

What is SEIS?

SEIS: Startup term I wish I understood but was afraid to ask! Here is a brief overview of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme from a company founder’s perspective. Armed with more knowledge about this fantastic UK tax incentive aimed at start ups and early stage growth companies, hopefully we can get more impetus behind this government … Read moreWhat is SEIS?

How to ignite the tech startup scene in Manchester

I’m here at the latest instalment of Techcelerate’s series of events for tech and digital startups in the Manchester and NW area. Martin Bryant, Managing Editor of ReadWriteWeb, kicked off the evening with an extension to his recent TEDx Manchester talk on getting traction in the tech scene in Manchester. Having visited various tech hubs … Read moreHow to ignite the tech startup scene in Manchester

EIS Funding Catch

A key requirement of EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) relief is that the funds invested are ’employed’ within the investee business within the requisite time. The current requirement is that 100% of the funds must be invested within 2 years in the qualifying trade. But how can a company ensure that it can demonstrate that it … Read moreEIS Funding Catch

Don’t forget National Insurance (NIC) holidays for business startups

If your UK business start-up was set up on or after 22 June 2010 then you may be eligible for a 12 month holiday from employer’s national insurance contributions – normally payable at a rate of 13.8% on employees’ and directors salaries in most cases. This incentive, aimed at boosting the number of business startups … Read moreDon’t forget National Insurance (NIC) holidays for business startups

5 tips for securing funding – Bill Morrow: Angels Den

Bill Morrow, founder of the Angel Network, outlines 5 top tips for entrepreneurs seeking funding from VCs: Make sure you can explain your business quickly and succinctly. If it takes you more than 5 minutes, then you’ve yet to get it nailed. Back to the drawing-board for you! Outline the pain that your product or … Read more5 tips for securing funding – Bill Morrow: Angels Den

Budget 2011 supports digital, technology and creative businesses (mostly!)

Yesterday’s Budget speech provided largely good news for entrepreneurs in the digital, technology and creative sectors. George Osborne had promised an “unashamedly” pro-business, pro-growth and pro-aspiration Budget and, although it might be over-flattering to suggest that he achieved this, he certainly made some positive inroads toward addressing some of the roadblocks facing early-stage startups and … Read moreBudget 2011 supports digital, technology and creative businesses (mostly!)