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Importance of Metrics for Raising Funds

“We will raise funds and grow” – that’s what we too commonly hear. I just wanted to post few lines on what we often hear from business Founders. Private equity market is partly driven by the biggest fundraisings. These ones obviously correlate the amounts raised and the level of success. Some of entrepreneurs unconsciously consider that fresh fund will […]

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SEIS for StartUp

In this post you will find answers to 3 simple questions about SEIS for StartUp. After 2010 the post liquidity crisis highlighted two crucial assets for strengthening our fresh economy: entrepreneurship and capital. SEIS is precisely the connection in between entrepreneurship and investment. In 2011 the Chancellor George Osborne launched the SEIS and this is where the magic starts […]

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QuickBooks or Xero?

An important question arise when business owners decide to enhance or simply change their financial management system. Since the last few years cloud accounting software have been convincing a growing number of companies. They proved their flexibility, resilience and cost effectiveness. In UK certainly two major online accounting software will integrate your decision process: QuickBooks (online) or Xero. At EthiCap we used […]

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Are you struggling with your Stock Management?

Stock management is definitively not the most attractive task of business owners. Administrative duties are far from creativity, business development, sales or team management. We have experienced that managing your stock takes more time than expected, creates frustration and takes away attention from the core business. In this post we suggest two ways to get […]

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CFO for Equity

In the process of raising funds from private investors, the financial preparation remains a must-have for any StartUp. From structuring the company to getting the assurance of tax relief schemes (SEIS / EIS), admin preparation takes time away from the business. However hiring a CFO, even on a part time basis, is more likely over budget for most of […]

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Customers performance

Since last year we have seen a significant improvement in our customers performance. Business owners started delegating to EthiCap their financial operations and strategy. Today we are keen to announce they managed to focus on their core business with the assurance of a reliable and business driven financial team. Our biggest satisfaction and main objective […]

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Hedging EUR/GBP – Macro Outlook

For international businesses year 2015 started with few concerns on the forex market. Volatility rised up pushing levels to prices records. Cash flow managers have certainly adapted their strategies to the New Year market. Once again for unprepared business managers the move of currencies will lower their PnL accounts. Since end of November 2014, EUR decreased by nearly 8% against GBP. Has your […]

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New partnership between EthiCap and Xero

  As already posted in this blog we use and recommend using Xero, a cloud based accounting software. Today we are pleased to announce a new partnership between EthiCap and Xero. We believe in accuracy in bookkeeping, efficiency in business management and security in data protection. Xero ticks all these boxes. As CFO and Investor we work […]

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Business Model and Profitability

  Since the digital technology has changed the way we consume StartUp companies have been proving a great agility to transform traditional industries. Disruptive businesses like Uber and AirBnB bring more than enthusiasm, great user experience or budget control. These StartUps create new employment opportunities and generate growing revenue. This post is not about celebrating StartUps, it […]

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Why we use Cloud Accounting Software

  For SMEs and StartUps financial management has to be business driven. For these companies the choice of the accounting software represents a strategic choice as they don’t budget a project manager dedicated to this integration. While the CEO is searching for the best accounting solution he is not fully focusing on running and developing the business. In this post, you […]

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