Our friends at Stephens Scown have written us a fantastic blog about how to protect your great idea! How to protect a great ideaSo you’ve got a great idea for a business. How do you go about protecting it? The law offers no protection for ideas alone. But there are a many different protections available for[…]
Having been named as a New Radical by Nesta – the UK’s drivers of innovation and new thinking, helping to bring great ideas to market – Crowdfunder is extraordinarily proud to watch as another is benefiting from our bustling business and crowdfunding community.Mazí Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and employing migrant and refugee[…]
Self-starter magazine faced closure but was saved by £10,000 in 24-hour fundraising driveJobs of three employees aged 30 and under saved, as well as work of regular freelancersIndustry will keep vital original voice as a resultCompany hopes to highlight plight of small businesses with regard to bank lending, business support Find out what it’s like to[…]
As a start-up group of volunteers, the team behind Ask Amy found it tricky to access more traditional sources of funding. So Crowdfunder was the perfect way to get the cash injection they needed for their innovative app. Ask Amy is an easy, approachable way for anyone – but particularly young people – to find out[…]
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin. This is a story about a man with a dream, a man who loved the magic of books and who wanted to share that love with others. But Michael didn’t want just any bookshop; he wanted to create a space in which people could sit and relax, read,[…]
What do flowers, AutoTrader and Crowdfunder have in common? Successful business –Blank Flowers! In 2013, young entrepreneur Blanka, after training from The Prince’s Trust, was ready to run with her new business but the only thing slowing Blanka down was a lack of transport which she needed to help her to bulk-buy plants from the flower[…]
Many community-changing projects are launched with the backing of the Big Lottery, or one of the other fantastic funding bodies that enable such innovation across the UK, such as Creative England, or Nesta, but what happens when the grant ends? How do these projects find a sustainable financial future to continue their work in the communities across the country? How do these projects continue to raise their profile and engage with the people around them? How do they create their legacy?
Crowdfunder has been approached by BBC Current Affairs to help them discover the brightest new and early stage business ideas here in the UK.
It has been well reported that highstreet bookshops are being hit hard by online sales. Independent booksellers are having to adapt in order to keep afloat and The Big Comfy Bookshop is a great example of how one man has found an innovative way to get his shop off to a brilliant start.
British ingenuity and drive can provide solutions to manufacturing problems
Susan Varano wrote a short guest blog for us about they need to start raising money for your business. Susan believes that people should stop wasting it start thinking about energy, office space, trade shows and most importantly crowdfunding! Take a read . . .
We recently caught up with Lorraine Allman, author of Enterprising Child, to hear her thoughts on getting young people crowdfunding and enabling them to take their creative ideas forward. Lorraine is also mum of our most famous crowdfunder yet, Dylan, at only seven years old!.
This week we were lucky enough to attended two workshops at the Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth as part of Enterprise Week. It was amazing to meet so many people and hear so many fantastic crowdfunding ideas.
Can you help 21 year old student, Chelsey Cooper get her idea off the ground? The team at Crowdfunder would like to ask you, the crowd, what you think of this idea. Please leave comments and any suggestions you think may help Chelsey to get her idea up and running.
Crowdfunding for a business but need help with your rewards? Well, that is why we’re here to help. Crowdfunding seems to be the latest craze for up and coming business owners, so that is why it is key to get your rewards right.