Investing

Dollar Shave Club: the Power of Social Media and the Cloud

Mark Hawtin | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Today, a clever, well-shot marketing spot can be done for a few thousand dollars and undo years and millions of dollars of brand investment at a multinational. In the past, P&G would have used technology to get ahead and create barriers to entry.

Six Investment Mistakes I Made That You Shouldn't

Sasha G Brown | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

If you want to make it big you will have to invest at some point in life. Your paycheck will not be enough to get you the yacht you want or the mansio...

Health Tech: a Trend That's Set to Stay

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

n forward thinking entrepreneurs that are willing to disrupt and change our current system. As each innovation wave generates more data, disruption-cycle times will shorten, thereby forcing all players in the health care ecosystem to address inefficiency as they compete on quality and value creation

Time to Heal Divides...

Cliff Prior | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Cliff Prior

We are a divided nation. A disunited kingdom. The referendum divide between Scotland, Northern Ireland, London and a handful of other English cities, and the rest of England and the whole of Wales, was deep. The divide between young and old was even deeper.

How to Invest for Uncertainty - The Buck Does Not Stop at Brexit

Thomas Church | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

The buck does not stop at Brexit. Attention has been focused on ourselves as of late but Brexit is not the only trouble in Europe. You may have miss...

Online Interest Drives Offline Sales

Mark Hawtin | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The tough macro environment is a compounding issue impacting growth for all players within the space. It has been a particularly prominent topic on Chinese companies' earnings calls, and appears to be a greater concern in the region. Online apparel is not as attractive a tech investment as it once was, although select names look set to benefit as industry players clammer to find dominance in the space.

Why Brexit Could Be a Blessing for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Adam Manuel | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Manuel

The razor-thin margin of success for the Leave camp will now dictate the future of the United Kingdom, possibly the rest of the European Union. Things are certainly going to change both domestically and overseas. While investors have been pretty apprehensive about how and where to spend their cash before the referendum, many are now seeking solace in the UK property market.

How to Invest Post-Brexit

Thomas Church | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

Brexit is real. What should you do with your money now? Before the EU referendum I wrote How To Invest for Brexit. Let's look at how those prediction...

The Lesson I Learnt from Warren Buffett

Lewis Worrow | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Buffett taught me that if one wishes to build wealth they should build businesses and that makes sense. The average S&P 500 company has a yield of about 1.5% after all, so if you were aiming to earn an income of say $100,000 per year you would need about $1.66 million worth of stock to earn that through dividend.

Timing is Everything

Jonas Altman | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK
Jonas Altman

I just witnessed over a dozen startups ride up and down an elevator. In less than the time it takes an elevator to cover 18 floors - each venture had to pitch investors on what problem they solve, what value their product brings to the world and why they are are the right team for the job.

Greater Choice Than Ever Before for Investors

Angus Campbell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Angus Campbell

A recent career change has seen me join a PR agency which brings its own challenges and excitements as with any new job, but it does not mean I will b...

Drones to Map, Connect... and Save the World?

Mark Hawtin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as UAVs. The pilot-less aircraft integrate hardware with software to perform specific tasks. For example, easyJet uses drones to inspect its aircrafts and identify damage.

Born in the USA, Perfected in the UK - Why Crowdfunding Is Becoming a Great Export for UK Plc

Dillen Iyavoo | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Dillen Iyavoo

In just a few years, crowdfunding - in which people, rather than banks, provide finance to individuals and companies - has grown from nothing into a multi-billion pound industry in the UK. And the rest of the world has noticed.

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

Five Unexpected Ways People Use Drones

Mark Hawtin | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The sinister-sounding drone is one of the more unloved technological developments, mostly due to scaremongering suggesting we're all being spied on from the skies. But some enterprising consumers are finding new and innovative ways to make use of drones, including these five unusual tasks for the flying cameras.

10 Of The Best Spots To Buy An Investment Property In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

You could be forgiven for thinking that anyone who wants to make money from investment property should head to London. In some parts of the capital a ...

How to Attract Business Investment

Neeta Patel | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

Most entrepreneurs with ambitions to start their own business generally start by either funding the venture themselves or sourcing early stage investment from friends and family. This is what potential investors expect from very early stage start-up founders.

Trading: A Business!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

There is no other business with the minimal overheads that trading has compared to the potential tax-free returns trading can give you in the time needed to maintain it is a business per day. It is a unique opportunity open to us all that rewards you handsomely if approached with the right mindset.

How to Invest in Yourself and Your Business (And Where the Heck to Start!)

Jo Gifford | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Fear is often the driver behind hesitation to invest, usually in the form of "what if I can't afford it" and "I don't have the time"; so let's deal with those two bad boys right now and look at how to begin investing in yourself for awesome success.

How Can Fans Invest In Bands?

Paul Piggott | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Imagine a world where a young fan of a new band has the choice between buying a t-shirt, or a download, or a vinyl... or a share in a new band that could generate a return on investment and possibly a significant one...

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.

Finding the Right Investor for YOU

James Caan CBE | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

I'm often asked by people how they should make the perfect investment pitch. They want to know all manner of things from what material to bring along, what financial figures are most important, right down to how many Powerpoint slides they should use!

Collecting Contemporary Art

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Since 2010 the Contemporary art market has skyrocketed - seeing Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury achieving top prices and world records for numerous contemporary artists. The market remains bullish for high-quality contemporary works.

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.

Don't Give Up Your Day Job!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

Not yet anyway. Trading is a highly lucrative and empowering career choice but its application is very different to that of what we understand as "a...