Wordpress is one of the best and easiest tools for creating a new website. Over 50% of all new websites are built with wordpress and over 14% of existing sites already use it! We think this is because of its ease to build and use.
You might have a great idea, whether it’s a product or a service. You’ve even done some research and established there could be a market for your idea. You might even have created a prototype in your shed so roughly know how it’s going to function. Now what?
Well, quite simply, without some form of funding to help take your idea to market, that’s where the story might come to a sad end. The traditional bank loan is always an option, however, with the pandemic people (and banks) are looking at stability above taking a risk. There is one solution, however, which has gained popularity over the past few years. Crowdfunding.
the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the internetOxford Dictionary
Quite simply, and using the above definition, crowdfunding is about getting funding from a crowd. Simple. That crowd is found on the internet and there are several established options which cater to this. We will go in more detail later, however at this stage it’s good to know there at least some options.
So how does this tie in with what we do here at Ideas Portal? Again, simple. We know how difficult it is for ordinary people with modest bank balances to take their product to market. The cliché scene in Dragon’s Den where all the dragon’s frown at the sad inventor who’s mortgaged their house in pursuit of their idea.
With that understanding we want to be able to help inventors all the way through their journey. We’ve currently working with one and hope to document the full journey as and when we can. It will involve crowdfunding amongst other aspects and we hope you stay tuned to follow us throughout this.
There are three main things that you have probably heard about which you may need: an elevator pitch, a pitch deck and a business plan. In this article, we explore what these are and when you might need them.
When you start developing a new business, one thing that will undoubtedly stand out to you are the statistics around business failure rates. It is a fact that only 50 percent of businesses make it past the first five years and one-third make it past the 10-year mark.
Believe it or not, if you have been developing a new product, working on a novel service or writing a new piece of software then you may be able to claim back part of the costs you have invested from HMRC as an R&D Tax Credit.
You may have heard of Creative Commons, but may not know exactly what it is, why it is useful and frankly why you should care. If that is the case then this article is for you.
So, it’s been around half a year since the pandemic struck and the business world has been transformed. Businesses and their plans have been put back, gone altogether or transformed into something new.Read More
Patent enforcement is often a big concern for a lone inventor. I often hear “Why patent if you cannot enforce it?” Patents are expensive, there is no doubt about it. If you require a patent in the UK, the USA, a few large European countries and maybe somewhere in Asia (by no means widespread global coverage) then you are looking at bills which will total well in excess of £100,000.
Firstly, do you know what data is? Essentially, data is information which is stored for multiple uses. For businesses this could include details of customers and their orders.
Data is therefore valuable for businesses to help them to understand what’s happening to their business. An example of this would be for a business to help understand the performance of a certain product or service, or maybe even of a salesperson.Read More