Stakeholders

Investors, business owners, directors and partners are all types of stakeholders – read more here

Stakeholders are anyone with a vested interest in your business, from directors to partners, from investors to shareholders. In this section we look at how you can manage your investment and how to work with stakeholders. We also look at your interests as a director or partner, and share key insights and experiences from stakeholders themselves.

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

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Creating a Pitch Deck To Secure Investor Funding

Creating your first pitch deck can seem like a daunting task. To help you get started, Mike Sims of ThinkLions shares three ways to leverage your pitch deck to win over investors

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

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The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating your business can offer many important legal and tax advantages. Here's a quick look at whether incorporation is right for your small business

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

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Why More Entrepreneurs Should Become Mentors

Ed Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder of PushFar, shares five reasons why every entrepreneur should consider becoming a mentor

How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch

How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch

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How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Business Pitch

Arden University's Alison Watson reveals how small business owners can develop their presentation skills to capture the attention of investors when delivering a business pitch

A Guide to Director Redundancy

A Guide to Director Redundancy

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A Guide to Director Redundancy

Closing down a business can be a complicated process, with directors often overlooking the fact that they are eligible for redundancy pay. Gary Addison talks us through the small print

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

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Can Startups Really Benefit From Having a Mentor?

New Covent Garden Soup's John Stapleton shares his thoughts on the value a mentor can add to a startup and explores how to choose the right mentor for your business

Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel Investors: an Introduction

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Angel Investors: an Introduction

Angel investors are an important part of the business funding landscape in the UK. But what is an angel investor, and how could they benefit your business?

The Careers of the Founders

The Careers of the Founders

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The Careers of the Founders

From Heinz to Zuckerberg: explore the successes and failures of 33 inspirational founders in this visual, interactive infographic.

Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

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Setting Up or Altering a UK Partnership Business

Setting up or altering a UK partnership business requires some practical and legal knowledge; these FAQs should help you get your company up and running.

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

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Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

What are the consequences for terminating an executive officer in a US firm that has accepted Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) government funding?

Why You're Doing FX Payments All Wrong

Why You're Doing FX Payments All Wrong

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Why You're Doing FX Payments All Wrong

For those who have to contend with the murky world of transferring money abroad, you know that there are large risks with dealing in foreign exchange.

​How to Add a New Shareholder

​How to Add a New Shareholder

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​How to Add a New Shareholder

Find out how to add a shareholder to your company and how to invest in a firm by buying shares. Before you do anything, read our guide.

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

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Shareholders’ Rights and Unfair Prejudice

We explain unfair prejudice and how it can affect company shareholders. If you think you're a victim, read our guidance and examples.

​Investors’ Rights in a Company

​Investors’ Rights in a Company

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​Investors’ Rights in a Company

As an investor in a company you're classed as a shareholder - make sure you know your rights, what you can do and the restrictions.

Limited Company With a Foreign Partner

Limited Company With a Foreign Partner

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Limited Company With a Foreign Partner

What you need to look out for if one of your directors is based abroad.

What is a Venture Capitalist?

What is a Venture Capitalist?

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What is a Venture Capitalist?

Spotify, Skype and Zoopla have benefited from venture capitalist funding. We tell you what VCs do and where you can find the right one for your business.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors

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The Board of Directors

What is the board's role, who are the members and how often do they change?

How Much Profit are Directors Entitled to?

How Much Profit are Directors Entitled to?

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How Much Profit are Directors Entitled to?

Company directors' profits explained: salaries, dividends and who makes the decision