Sprint Program Helps Businesses In Dash For Cash

A new crowdfunding and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) hybrid ticks all the boxes for entrepreneurs and investors. Crowdcube’s sprint program aims to provide rapid finance for startups already pre-approved by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for SEIS. The crowdfunding platform is designed for entrepreneurs looking for between £20,000 and £150,000 in startup cash. The […]

Don’t Grow A Start-Up Too Fast, Warns Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneurs are turning their backs on investors offering too much seed capital to start-up businesses. The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) only offers a start-up access to equity cash of up to £150,000 over three years, and some entrepreneurs are urging new businesses to take less rather than more in the next round of […]

What is the point of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (or SEIS), was designed by the government as an incentive for private individuals to provide finance for new companies. Thanks to the credit crunch, young companies without much of a track record find it almost impossible to get finance from traditional sources. Traditional banks have criteria that are difficult to […]

Equity Finance Is The Best Way To Bridge Funding Gap

Small firms should look into equity funding rather than cash from the banks, according to the CEO of the London Stock Exchange. Xavier Rolet was talking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and explained that while banks were unwilling or unable to help businesses, equity finance offers a viable alternative. “The nation is reinventing equity […]

Start-Ups Fail To Cash In On SEIS Tax Breaks

Many entrepreneurs are not cashing in on the benefits of massive tax breaks offered by the government-backed Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). Although more than a thousand companies have applied for SEIS approval from HM Revenue & Customs, many other business that could benefit from start-up incentives could still be missing out on funding. The […]

Seven Reasons To Choose A SEIS Instead Of An EIS

Investors can pick up some great tax breaks by making equity investments directly into new start and expanding companies, and here are eight good reasons to choose the seed investment enterprise scheme (SEIS). Income tax relief in a SEIS is 50% regardless of the investors tax rate rather than 30% in the Enterprise Investment Scheme […]

SEIS tax boost for investors bank rolling risky start ups

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is like BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den for firms that need cash but cannot go to the banks. Entrepreneurs can pitch their businesses to wealthy investors, who will pick up enhanced tax relief for their investment. SEIS is a souped up version of the longer running Enterprise Investment Scheme for start-ups […]