Curricula & Co supports budding start-ups to apply and look for investment to fund their expansion.
We have seen ½ million a pounds of investment reached by the businesses we have educated over the four years of being founded.
How Curricula & Co support businesses?
We support businesses throughout the whole starting up process and beyond, helping them to put solid plans in place, that set a great foundation for sustainable success. Equipped with all the resources and knowledge they need, they can then go further afield, to seek funding support from investors.
The importance of raising investment?
Raising investment is beneficial to both parties. Your brand new business gets more capital, and the investor in turn gets to benefit from the profit your business makes.
Good investment vs adding a weight of debt?
Getting good investment is more sustainable for the long term than getting into debt. You don’t have to pay anything back, however it is essential to be properly set up and established, as investors will only invest in something that they can see has a good chance of success. Adding a weight of debt to your business could cause major problems as things move forward, and should be avoided if at all possible.
How are professional partners support the businesses we educate to get investment ready?
This is where our professional partners come in! They will use their expertise in each aspect of setting up and running a business, from finance and law to media and marketing, to ensure that your business is in the best condition to attract the best investors. For more details about our partners and their services, and how they can help you get investment ready, head on over to our website.
Methods of raising investment?There are a number of ways you can raise investment. One of these options listed below might suit your business best, or perhaps you could combine two or more methods.
1. Private investor
A private investor is a highly successful individual who perhaps runs their own business, or has a lot of extra money. For example, the ‘dragons’ on BBC’s Dragon’s Den are private investors.
2. Virgin Startup Loan
Virgin Start-up offer many options. On their website, you can see what they have on offer...
Mostly internet and social media based, crowd funding can also be a great way to market your business as you work towards raising finance. Dirt Factory, founded by Dan Makin who went through our Entrepreneur Academy, is a good example of how well crowd funding can work. Read the full story here: