Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality
Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

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Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality

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If you live in the UK, you can find more information about grants and other funding schemes at Gov.uk [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . The website also has information about the Graduate Entrepreneur Visa for graduates whose business idea is endorsed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) or a UK higher education institution (HEI).
For those living and working outside of the UK, many other governments also provide funding support for entrepreneurs, such as the EU and Chile.
Find out more about the three crowdfunding platforms discussed in Section 8.3 on the websites for Kickstarter, Seedrs and Crowdcube.
Peer-to-peer lending:
Funding Circle and Thincats are two examples of peer-to-peer lending platforms.
Government schemes for prospective lenders:
The government’ s EIS and SEIS schemes offer tax relief on investments for prospective lenders.
Bootstrapping versus venture capital:
The pros and cons of bootstrapping versus accepting venture capital is discussed in various videos, however this one provides thorough coverage of the issues for one high-scale online retailer.

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