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The option to diversify an organisation’s sources of revenue also allows companies to hedge their risks and secure their company’s future. The other major risk with business investment is that it isn’t guaranteed to pay off. Money borrowed or received from investors may not result in the growth or profit that the business is aiming for.

  • Corporate investing may not be suitable if you need instant access to your cash to bolster cash flow.
  • Established in 2000, Octopus is a group of businesses investing in people, ideas and industries that change the world.
  • Equity crowdfunding has become a mainstream source of finance in the UK, growing from less than eight fundraisings in 2011 to nearly 600 in 2021, according to start-up research specialist Beauhurst.
  • Investing in your business Investing in your business As your business grows, you’ll need to make further investments.
  • Octopus Future Generations VCTInvesting in businesses that are helping to build a sustainable planet, empower people, or revitalise healthcare.

A portfolio of around 40 established smaller companies which targets commercialised businesses looking to scale. Investing in businesses that are helping to build a sustainable planet, empower people, or revitalise healthcare. Octopus AIM VCTsInvestments in small businesses that have already achieved market success.

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Real business story Focusing on the big picture is key for scaling successfully Looking for signs of growth and planning thoroughly has been essential to scaling up Woky Ko, a Bristol-based restaurant. Real business story Work on your business, not just in your business Working on the business, not just in it, has been an essential learning for the leaders of All About The Cooks and Woky Ko. Knowing where to invest Knowing where to invest You’re ready to invest in your business, but where should the additional funds be directed and why? A step-by-step action plan to help you understand the parts of your business which are slow or inefficient and how to provide the right support. Crowdcube and Seedr are two of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the UK, each having raised well over £1 billion to date.

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