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The How to Raise Money podcast is for anyone who wants to raise other people’s money for your business or property venture. If you need money this is the podcast for you!
Join Ray (business owner, property investor, angel finance expert, solicitor) and Nigel (business owner, property investor, digital marketer, accountant) as they show you How To Raise Money.

How to Raise Money Podcast Ray McLennan & Nigel T Best

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The How to Raise Money podcast is for anyone who wants to raise other people’s money for your business or property venture. If you need money this is the podcast for you!
Join Ray (business owner, property investor, angel finance expert, solicitor) and Nigel (business owner, property investor, digital marketer, accountant) as they show you How To Raise Money.

    #111 - How to spot an investor! [Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover]

    #111 - How to spot an investor! [Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover]

    10 important things to know about private investors!

    1. Private investors tend to keep out of the limelight!

    2. They are wealthy, but how wealthy?

    3. The majority of business angels are men (90+%)

    4. Investors tend to 40 or 50+ years old

    5. Investors are not predictable. They do not necessarily invest in the same things or in the same way every time.

    6. They may invest in anything from 1 to 100 deals in their career

    7. Some get actively involved in the businesses they back; others do nothing except wait for the payout. 

    8 Some have day jobs too! 

    9. Every one of them has a disaster story to tell!

    10. Every angel will have their own investment criteria, BUT they all look for great management teams.

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    Before you do anything else, remember that anything Ray or Nigel talk about, share, discuss, etc is for entertainment purposes only. It is not financial, legal or any other advice of any sort! Do not rely on anything we say or share or do because we are doing it for entertainment purposes only. Think of it like this...we are discussing topics that people may like to investigate further; ideas and information that you might want to consider further; and that sort of thing. You should always seek your own independent advice from relevant people such as lawyers and accountants. Although Ray is a qualified solicitor and Nigel is a qualified accountant, we do not have any agreement with you unless expressly and clearly documented in a contract, so please just enjoy our podcast, our info and our content and use it to as a call to action to seek professional and relevant advice specific to you. Does that make sense? Are we clear on this?! If not, then drop us an email and we can tell you the above again! The reason we say this is that everyone's situation is unique and for us to share general content like we do it means it cannot possibly be taken as specific advice just for you. Happy? We certainly hope so.

    Now go and review our 'entertainment' podcast and we will love you forever!

    Much love and gratitude, Ray and Nigel

    • 29 min
    #110 INVESTORS! Ten Top Tips to Help You Choose What to Invest In!

    #110 INVESTORS! Ten Top Tips to Help You Choose What to Invest In!

    We have had some requests from investors to help them choose what to invest in!

    So here is a Ten Top Tips for Investors

    1 Deals which have a sound business plan, financial model and financial projections. 

    2. Don't just back a great idea, back a great management team

    3. Back deals with explosive growth potential that may give you a 10-100X return on your investment. 

    4. Back businesses which are organised: in terms of legals, as well as day-to-day operations.

    5. Do deals that other investors want to do; but beware of pack hysteria!

    6. Deals that are properly valued for where they are in their life - not where the person things they will be in 10 years! 

    7. Deals where your lawyer has assured you that all is in order - part of your due diligence 

    8. Deals where you trust the management and the other investors and where all your interests are aligned. 

    9. Deals where your interests will be looked after, especially after you made the investment. 

    10. Deals which you feel happy with and when your gut instinct demands you go for it!

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    Before you do anything else, remember that anything Ray or Nigel talk about, share, discuss, etc is for entertainment purposes only. It is not financial, legal or any other advice of any sort! Do not rely on anything we say or share or do because we are doing it for entertainment purposes only. Think of it like this...we are discussing topics that people may like to investigate further; ideas and information that you might want to consider further; and that sort of thing. You should always seek your own independent advice from relevant people such as lawyers and accountants. Although Ray is a qualified solicitor and Nigel is a qualified accountant, we do not have any agreement with you unless expressly and clearly documented in a contract, so please just enjoy our podcast, our info and our content and use it to as a call to action to seek professional and relevant advice specific to you. Does that make sense? Are we clear on this?! If not, then drop us an email and we can tell you the above again! The reason we say this is that everyone's situation is unique and for us to share general content like we do it means it cannot possibly be taken as specific advice just for you. Happy? We certainly hope so.

    Now go and review our 'entertainment' podcast and we will love you forever!

    Much love and gratitude, Ray and Nigel

    • 39 min
    #109 Top 10 tips about sharing information with investors

    #109 Top 10 tips about sharing information with investors

    Always keep your investors informed...because it keeps them happy!

    So here are 10 top tips about sharing information with investors


    Write the business plan first and the executive summary afterwards, but send the summary FIRST and the business plan SECOND.
    Organise the other information you will need before you start fundraising and keep it all in one place
    Allocate responsibility to one person to manage the information and the requests that come in from investors
    Decide whether to have an NDA and when you might insist on using it
    Try to be as organised as possible about arranging the different meetings, so you do not waste your own time.
    Don't be surprised (or offended) when investors ask you to change your financial projections and to rewrite your business plan.
    A successful deal will depend on mutual respect, so do not be afraid to put across your own point of view just make sure you have the back-up arguments ready!
    Most investors will also ask their advisers to look you over, so be prepared to deal with them politely even if they initially seem unnecessary.
    The hard negotiations about valuation will only really start when the due diligence is complete
    From your first proper meeting with an investor it is likely to take three to six months to close the investment; the more efficient you are the more quickly you will be able to close the investment. Property deals may be quicker at 30-60 days.

    Resources:

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    Get your free resource guides - HERE https://www.htrmoney.co.uk/

    Join the new HTRM Facebook Group! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/htrmoney/

    If you would like Ray and Nigel to work with you then get in touch - email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Our website is appearing (slowly!!) HERE or https://www.htrmoney.co.uk/

    Email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Before you do anything else, remember that anything Ray or Nigel talk about, share, discuss, etc is for entertainment purposes only. It is not financial, legal or any other advice of any sort! Do not rely on anything we say or share or do because we are doing it for entertainment purposes only. Think of it like this...we are discussing topics that people may like to investigate further; ideas and information that you might want to consider further; and that sort of thing. You should always seek your own independent advice from relevant people such as lawyers and accountants. Although Ray is a qualified solicitor and Nigel is a qualified accountant, we do not have any agreement with you unless expressly and clearly documented in a contract, so please just enjoy our podcast, our info and our content and use it to as a call to action to seek professional and relevant advice specific to you. Does that make sense? Are we clear on this?! If not, then drop us an email and we can tell you the above again! The reason we say this is that everyone's situation is unique and for us to share general content like we do it means it cannot possibly be taken as specific advice just for you. Happy? We certainly hope so.

    Now go and review our 'entertainment' podcast and we will love you forever!

    Much love and gratitude, Ray and Nigel

    • 17 min
    #108 How To Overcome 3 Obstacles That Are Holding You Back

    #108 How To Overcome 3 Obstacles That Are Holding You Back

    When it comes to getting things done in business then these 3 obstacles keep cropping up. And the effect they can have on your business can be huge BUT the knock-on effect on your mental health can be even worse.

    Marketing, How To Get More Customers and Procrastination are all problems. Sometimes they all merge into one big problem.

    So today we are going to have a quick look at some simple things you can do to overcome them.

    Resources:

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    If you would like Ray and Nigel to work with you then get in touch - email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Our website is appearing (slowly!!) HERE or https://www.htrmoney.co.uk/

    Email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Before you do anything else, remember that anything Ray or Nigel talk about, share, discuss, etc is for entertainment purposes only. It is not financial, legal or any other advice of any sort! Do not rely on anything we say or share or do because we are doing it for entertainment purposes only. Think of it like this...we are discussing topics that people may like to investigate further; ideas and information that you might want to consider further; and that sort of thing. You should always seek your own independent advice from relevant people such as lawyers and accountants. Although Ray is a qualified solicitor and Nigel is a qualified accountant, we do not have any agreement with you unless expressly and clearly documented in a contract, so please just enjoy our podcast, our info and our content and use it to as a call to action to seek professional and relevant advice specific to you. Does that make sense? Are we clear on this?! If not, then drop us an email and we can tell you the above again! The reason we say this is that everyone's situation is unique and for us to share general content like we do it means it cannot possibly be taken as specific advice just for you. Happy? We certainly hope so.

    Now go and review our 'entertainment' podcast and we will love you forever!

    Much love and gratitude, Ray and Nigel

    • 16 min
    #107 Get cash now ready for the DISRUPTion!

    #107 Get cash now ready for the DISRUPTion!

    Interest rates are at historic lows

    Property valuations are at historic highs

    Can you release equity and have cash ready for the forthcoming downturn?

    Is there a downturn coming? 

    Well usually there is one every so often and perhaps we are due for one soon. That may be a little uncertain but something far more certain is the fact that in the last downturn - the 'credit crunch' - those who had cash got the best bargains.

    So is it worth reviewing your position to see if you could take advantage of the current circumstances to build a war chest to grab the bargains??



    Resources:

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    Email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Before you do anything else, remember that anything Ray or Nigel talk about, share, discuss, etc is for entertainment purposes only. It is not financial, legal or any other advice of any sort! Do not rely on anything we say or share or do because we are doing it for entertainment purposes only. Think of it like this...we are discussing topics that people may like to investigate further; ideas and information that you might want to consider further; and that sort of thing. You should always seek your own independent advice from relevant people such as lawyers and accountants. Although Ray is a qualified solicitor and Nigel is a qualified accountant, we do not have any agreement with you unless expressly and clearly documented in a contract, so please just enjoy our podcast, our info and our content and use it to as a call to action to seek professional and relevant advice specific to you. Does that make sense? Are we clear on this?! If not, then drop us an email and we can tell you the above again! The reason we say this is that everyone's situation is unique and for us to share general content like we do it means it cannot possibly be taken as specific advice just for you. Happy? We certainly hope so.

    Now go and review our 'entertainment' podcast and we will love you forever!

    Much love and gratitude, Ray and Nigel

    • 18 min
    #106 NFT & Crypto - "it's like the Wild West" - Avi Rabinovich explains

    #106 NFT & Crypto - "it's like the Wild West" - Avi Rabinovich explains

    Tuning in from Israel, our special guest, Avi Rabinovich from www.vidalgo.ai gives a great insight into the digital world present and future and he answers Nigel's question on NFT and art!

    For many content creators, the rewards can be very thin but Avi explains how tokenisation with NFTs and AI and Crypto can all help you monetise your value. Perfect for anyone wanting to raise money!

    And Avi tells you exactly the right time to start marketing your business.



    Resources:

    NOT SURE WHERE TO START? Start here by clicking the link below

    Get your free resource guides - HERE https://www.htrmoney.co.uk/

    Join the new HTRM Facebook Group! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/htrmoney/

    If you would like Ray and Nigel to work with you then get in touch - email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Our website is appearing (slowly!!) HERE or https://www.htrmoney.co.uk/

    Email us at hello@htrmoney.co.uk

    Before you do anything else, remember that anything Ray or Nigel talk about, share, discuss, etc is for entertainment purposes only. It is not financial, legal or any other advice of any sort! Do not rely on anything we say or share or do because we are doing it for entertainment purposes only. Think of it like this...we are discussing topics that people may like to investigate further; ideas and information that you might want to consider further; and that sort of thing. You should always seek your own independent advice from relevant people such as lawyers and accountants. Although Ray is a qualified solicitor and Nigel is a qualified accountant, we do not have any agreement with you unless expressly and clearly documented in a contract, so please just enjoy our podcast, our info and our content and use it to as a call to action to seek professional and relevant advice specific to you. Does that make sense? Are we clear on this?! If not, then drop us an email and we can tell you the above again! The reason we say this is that everyone's situation is unique and for us to share general content like we do it means it cannot possibly be taken as specific advice just for you. Happy? We certainly hope so.

    Now go and review our 'entertainment' podcast and we will love you forever!

    Much love and gratitude, Ray and Nigel

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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SarahLiCain ,

Great actionable tips

I love how Ray and Nigel get right to the point in their episodes, especially episode 4 on how to find potential investors. The hosts seem approachable and friendly, and have great chemistry as well.

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