Recent ‘Crowdfunding’ success stories, such as maverick Scottish brewer, BrewDog, may have piqued interest in alternative investments, following a record period of low interest rates and government bond yields.

Following on from our ‘Start-Up Britain’ entrepreneurial poll, Insight Engineers questioned over 2,000 UK nationally representative consumers on their attitudes toward Crowdfunding, and discovered the opportunity appeals to a wide audience of potential investors.

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Post-Brexit, there may or may not be uncertainty in the economy, but one thing is certain, the Great British public are as entrepreneurial as ever!

In Insight Engineers’ recent polling of c. 1,500 UK nationally representative consumers, we discovered a quarter of us have plans to start a new business venture in the next 12 months and 1 in 12 are confident enough to say they will ‘definitely start one’.

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The first Saturday in December is Small Business Saturday UK.

Established in 2013, the UK movement seeks to celebrate and champion small businesses (traditional ‘bricks & mortar’ retailers and their online equivalents) Read more

Giving Tuesday (November 29th 2016), promoted in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), encourages people and business to give money, time or voice to supporting a good cause. Read more

After the retail excesses of Black Friday and Cyber Monday…it’s Manic Monday – with recent improvements in online ordering and delivery, it is the day now forecast by some analysts to eclipse Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail sales in the run-up to Christmas. Read more

The first Saturday in December is Small Business Saturday UK.

Established in 2013, the UK movement seeks to celebrate and support small businesses – both traditional local ‘bricks & mortar’ retailers and also online equivalents. Read more

Launched in the US in 2012 and promoted by the Charities Aid Foundation in the UK from 2014, Giving Tuesday (December 1st 2015) encourages people and business to give money, time or voice to supporting a good cause. Read more

UK Black Friday is no longer a single day event – promotions spilled in to the days before and in to Cyber Monday, with some retailers calling it a Black Friday ‘week’ or ‘weekend’. Read more