How To Get Money: A Guide To Funding

Making good ideas into good things is an enterprise that tends to require large sums of money, and short of extortion, fraud or a trust fund*, large sums of money can be hard to find.

But fear not! We have relentlessly compiled a list of ways and means to gather together the cash to make your much-beloved dreams come true. So hold out your hot little hands, and read on…

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Crowd-funding: the future of investment? Natasha Hodgson investigates.

How exactly do you convince investors to take risk on a great idea? It’s the question that plagues inventors, designers, creatives and entrepreneurs everywhere – the frustration of having limitless potential, and no capital to back it. But maybe we’ve been looking at this the wrong way – instead of begging up the ladder for acceleration, should we leave our future in the hands of our potential customers?

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Should I Pay My Intern? A Guide For Worried Companies

There’s a lot of noise around paid vs unpaid internships at the moment. With no-one quite sure of the legal stance, it can be difficult to know whether the role you’re offering (or applying for) should be paid or not. Over at Enternships, we see a lot of internships being advertised, and we’re happy to offer you a free guide to figuring out where you stand. With our tried and tested questionnaire, there’s no reason you shouldn’t know exactly how your internship should work – from both an employer and employee point of view.

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Budget 2013 – What Does It Mean For Startups and Entrepreneurs?

George Osborne’s 2013 budget was announced on Wednesday, only slightly overshadowed by the fact that he’d joined Twitter. Once the bellowing, Evening-Standard-ing and ‘briefcase wankering’ had died down, what was left for start-ups and SME’s? 

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