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Beyond the balance sheet – capitalising your IP & software development costs

This is a guest post from Tech South West StartUp Studio partner RSM , a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders.

Many start-up or high growth technology companies face significant initial costs in the creation of their software platform and products, which once completed, will have an enduring benefit to the company for many years.


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Do you feel controlled by your business?

A guest post from Bristol-based accountancy experts Azure .

Feeling dominated by your business implies the loss of control; thinking that you need to be available to your customers 24/7 and that your team can’t cope without you. It can also lead to a lack of perspective and self-care – thinking that this is just what it’s like to be a business owner and that it’s not something you...


Defining expectations

A guest post from Bristol-based accountancy experts Azure .

Don’t skip the first step: Defining expectations.

We all fall into routines, whether we realise it or not.

Most people do the same things on most days, clinging – sometimes subconsciously – to this comfortable way of living.

It’s understandable and it seems to me a logical survival method developed...

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How does your tech brand achieve it’s true potential?

A guest post by Astley Media , as part of the Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog series.

In a world where brands are competing for their audience’s attention it can be hard to cut through the noise.

At Astley Media we have developed five key steps to better plan your marketing strategy and build your communications around more than just sales messaging, so...

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Tech, media and the debt market

RSM share their insight into debt, funding and the tech industry.

Equity or debt funding? Media and tech business have access to both. But the magic of a well-funded business is in balancing the two.

Walking that line means taking on as much debt as you can manage – because it’s cheap and easy to access – but not so much that it burdens and risks the business. These forces are in...

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An Introduction to Grant Funding for R&D projects

In the latest Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog, non-dilutive funding experts Granted Consultancy provide a run-down of grant funding for R&D projects.

What types of grants are there?

There are two main types of grants – Capital/Business Growth grants and R&D grants.

Business Growth grants cover capital expenditure e.g. buildings or machinery, with project...