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The latest startup and SME news and opinions from Digital Risks.

15 Oct 2018
5 minute read

Startup investor pitch deck

Your startup pitch deck could be the key that unlocks your success! So, what do you need to secure that funding?

4 Oct 2018
10 minute read

How to build a winning startup team

Rapidly growing your startup to a team of five, ten or 20 people at pace can be pretty overwhelming. All of a sudden, you’ve got the skills, experience and knowledge your business has been crying out for but you don’t yet have a high performing team. Here's what to do !

28 Sep 2018
4 minute read

How to survive the startup 'trough of sorrow'

Whether sparked by a business set-back, pure exhaustion or being completely overwhelmed, ‘troughs of sorrow’ are all part of the startup journey, and you need to know how to survive them. So here are our hard-won tips.

24 Sep 2018
4 minute read

Going global: what to think about when expanding abroad

With UK customers happy to shop beyond our shores, it follows that UK businesses must also look further afield to expand their reach and growth potential. And in the digital age it’s easier than ever, with much lower barriers and overheads involved. So, where do you start?

24 Sep 2018
6 minute read

How to see faster ROI from new people...

Recruiting the right person is just the start of the journey. Because despite all that time and effort put into hiring, you might be surprised to learn that there’s a one in five chance that your ‘perfect person’ will quit within 45 days, and a one in three chance that they’ll quit within six months. So, what should you do?

19 Sep 2018
19 minute read

How to recruit the right people for your startup, quickly

As a startup founder, it’s critical that you design a recruitment process that gets you in front of the right people and makes you stand out from the crowd. To help you out, we’ve compiled this all-encompassing guide with the help of Agile HR expert and founder of Unleashed, Anouk Agussol.

17 Sep 2018
5 minute read

Founder success stories: CharlieHR

Digital Risks caught up with Ben Gateley, Co-Founder and COO of CharlieHR, to talk about their software that helps businesses manage their teams.

17 Sep 2018
6 minute read

Unleashed! Helping startups unleash people power

Unleashed is bringing its own brand of ‘Agile HR’ to early-stage start-ups, helping them build the structures and knowledge they need to scale. Here, Unleashed founder Anouk Agussol fills us in on all the details, kicking off a series of blogs looking at the biggest people challenges that all start-ups face.

6 Sep 2018
5 minute read

Getting your head around early stage funding

Incubators, Accelerators, Angels, Venture Capital - What are they, when should you turn to them and when ?

31 Aug 2018
3 minute read

Our favourite celebrity startup investors

Working all hours to get your startup off the ground might not be the most glamorous lifestyle but if you’re lucky, your hard work might catch the eye of a real-life superstar. Here’s just a handful of our favourite celebrity angels !