New Founders

You’ve taken the first step!

You’ve decided to set-up your own business and you have a vision for what you want to achieve. It’s an exciting time.

As a new business, there are two things we can help you with:

Your accounts. Know that your finances are in good hands from the get-go so you can focus on what makes your company unique. Discover our Core Accounting package.

SEIS or EIS schemes. If you’re going to be looking for external funding make sure you are eligible for these. They’ll allow your investors to reduce their risk when they buy shares in your company. Getting advance assurance from HMRC is a great incentive if investors know their money is protected by the government. Find out more about EIS & SEIS.

It may be too early in your journey for these steps, but make sure they’re on the to-do list!

Learn with us

On Finerva you’ll find useful articles and webinars to inform and inspire you as well as our weekly newsletter, ‘I am a Founder’. Please sign-up for it. It’s a great way to keep abreast of what is going on in the world of start-ups and business investment.

Useful Articles for New Founders

As you will discover, we are a rich seam of advice for budding entrepreneurs.

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Contact Us

You’re welcome to contact us if you’d like an informal chat and want to hear more about how we help founders like yourself.

Just send an email to and one of us will be in touch

We’re always excited to learn about new business ventures and, if we can, we’ll be happy to connect with others in your start-up sector.

For the future

In the next few months we’re confident you’ll be needing some of our services. It could be an upgraded core accounting package at a fixed monthly fee or advice on how to obtain R&D Tax Credits. When your business really starts to scale, it may even be one of our experienced venture Chief Financial Officers (vCFO).

For now we wish you luck with your journey and leave you with the wisdom of Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX.

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX

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