Convertible notes, if well structured, can be a simple, flexible and cost-effective way for a start-up to raise funds.  Start-ups can offer convertible notes, which are debt instruments that may be converted to equity, to raise capital, instead of offering shares to investors at the very outset.

Learning about Intellectual Property (IP) will make utilising it more efficient and help gain substantial net benefit. Protecting IP can give a competitive advantage as it can ensure that (among other things), competitors are legally barred from replicating the innovation.

Crowd-sourced funding (CSF) is an alternative way of raising funds and is especially attractive to innovative companies, start-ups and emerging businesses as it allows large numbers of the public to make small financial contributions in exchange for obtaining equity in these companies.

Are you thinking of setting up your own business? Do you know what you should be aware of and what to avoid? Entrepreneurs are, by definition, ambitious and driven and have an exceptional understanding of their industry which is the result of their research and experience. 

Are you interested in establishing a charity? Have you got a checklist to help you? This article outlines some general information for those interested in establishing a not-for-profit organisation to receive donations from the public for charitable purposes. 

Are you a charity or a not-for-profit? Here are important issues to consider when fundraising It is important for an organisation to comply with fundraising laws, otherwise the fundraising would be unlawful and legal penalties and reputational damage can result.