Best exercises for your abs, pecs and back

Gym training

Abdomen (abs) Tricky body part, the most problematic body part, everyone wants good abs. The abdomen is the long muscle of your stomach. People think it consists of 6 different parts, hence the term six-pack, but this isn’t the case, that is just the way the muscle is shaped. Remember no matter how hard you work … Read more

Top tips for effective weight training

Gym man

Outlined here is what I believe to be important and often overlooked aspects of weight training. Breathing: Breathing is very important when performing lifts especially for the beginner and when lifting heavy weights. It fills you with oxygen at the right moment and helps you to complete the exercise using proper form. The general “rule” … Read more

Getting Ready for the Angels

Meeting business angels

Most business owners looking for capital know that traditional funding from banks is now much harder to come by and increasingly expensive. Few of us have friends and family members who can collectively lend above the £100k mark and most businesses simply do not require the level of investment that attract the venture capital funds … Read more

Hit & Myth: Slaying the Dragons’ Den Clichés

Dragon's Den pitch

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions about Dragons’ Den but one thing’s for sure: it’s brought about more awareness of business angel funding and its possibilities than the billions of taxpayers pounds wasted over the years on Government investor-readiness ‘programmes’. However, when a world that was previously shrouded in mystery has the light suddenly shined … Read more

Planning for Business Angels

Business finance meeting

Before any business tries to attract new capital from outside the “family”, there several questions that need to be answered: Do you really need new capital? Raising capital can be a long and stressful experience, so first look for other sources of funds. Perhaps there are asset or cash flow lenders who will help. There … Read more

Top Tips – Presenting to Potential Investors

Business investment funding meeting

Presenting your business to potential investors is like any other sales presentation, all the same rules apply. But remember you are not just trying to win one order of many, you are trying to attract funding which will change your business forever. You will probably read the rest of this and find yourself saying “Yes, … Read more