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Small business campaign goes crowdfunding to raise £500,000 investment
Ingenious Britain, the small business campaign, community and advice and information portal, has announced that it is launching a crowdfunding initiative to raise a £500,000 investment in return for a combined 25% equity stake in the business.
The investment will be used to fund, among other things, a more dynamic portal suited to the needs of small businesses, an enhanced digital marketing and content strategy, a fourth print (and digital) Ingenious Britain magazine each year, an expanded personal support network to SMEs online, by telephone and by email and, most excitingly, the launch of ‘Ingenious Britain Live”, which will be the UK’s most interactive and vibrant small business event.
"We are practising what we preach and are taking Ingenious Britain to the crowd. With the investment we're planning exciting and innovative multimedia content and events in the space which will prove invaluable to the UK’s five million small businesses" commented Mark Moore co-founder of Ingenious Britain.
“People can pledge as little or a much as they wish and we will work as hard as we can to make sure their investment reaps dividends for us, for them and for Britain’s small business community.”
The crowdfunding video is available to be viewed by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/
The UK’s five million small and medium-sized businesses make up 99.6% of all British businesses; they employ 54.5% of our workforce, and account for 49.5% of our annual GDP. Ingenious Britain has reached hundreds of thousands already, providing advice, information and support through events, social media feeds,its online portal, community and magazine.
“Encouraging them and helping them to perform better will have significant economic benefits for the UK economy,” adds Moore.