Chapter 15. Floating off

By the time you have successfully grown your business to the point where profits are above £1 million, it will be possible to give some serious thought to floating on a stock market. That means selling shares in your business to the public at large and perhaps in time getting your company bought out by a bigger fish still.

There was a time when a stock market flotation was an option for only the very biggest companies. Today, however, London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is home to a great many companies that started small but are growing rapidly. If you need to raise capital and increase your profile, it is an option worth considering and one that is much less costly than the London Stock Exchange main list. Cheaper ...

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