Get it right first time:
Discover the legal and strategic issues you need to know when starting a business or raising investment and set yourself up for success.
Setting up your corporate structure for maximum advantage.
Discovering your risks and how to minimise them.
Finding out the best sources of investment.
Learning how to value your company.
Negotiating with investors for long-term success.
Access Chapter 1 here
You’re an entrepreneur. Maybe you always dreamed of setting up your own business, or possibly you were nudged in that direction by life’s twists and turns. You might have been inspired to launch a new venture when you spotted a gap in the market. Chapter one is now available to download, click below to find out how you can build your business on rock.
CO-FOUNDER OF STARTUP BRITAIN, FOUNDER OF LEARN AMP AND THE SUPPER CLUB (HOME TO HUNDREDS OF THE UK'S MOST SUCCESSFUL FOUNDERS)
Michael Buckworth has written a must-read primer for anyone considering setting up a business. Read this book, and learn from one of the best.
ASSOCIATE, LAUNCHLAB VENTURES
There are so many things founders have to get right in the first few months of their start-up’s life, and the fear of getting something wrong can hold back even the most enthusiastic entrepreneur. Built on Rock explains what you should and shouldn’t do, and is your best friend as you navigate the legal and business challenges of your new business. This is the book that will get ideas out of your head and turn them into a start-up.
DIRECTOR FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, UCL INNOVATION AND ENTERPRISE
Michael Buckworth takes the reader on an educational journey from incorporation through launch and ending on raising an investment round. This is a must-read guide for students of entrepreneurship and anyone who wants to get a handle on the legal issues to think about when setting up a business.
DIRECTOR, SFC CAPITAL
Built on Rock is written by one (legal) entrepreneur for another. However, forget legal speak, long words and complex explanations: this book focuses on what matters and gives practical advice on how to approach challenges. If you confuse your pre and post money, or think that fully diluted relates to the amount of ice in your G&T, this is a book you simply must buy.
UK’S CHIEF YOUTH OFFICER
Setting up a start-up can feel incredibly risky, particularly for young entrepreneurs. Built on Rock explains in simple terms how to identify and manage the legal and business risks inherent in a new business, without breaking the bank.
FOUNDER OF CROWD2FUND
Lawyers who can explain complex issues simply are few and far between: Michael Buckworth is one of them. Built on Rock brings Michael’s in-depth knowledge of business and law, and over a decade of experience working with and helping entrepreneurs thrive in business. This is an essential guide for ambitious founders who want to set up in business, or take their existing start-up to the next level.
FOUNDER OF THE FUNDING GAME
Setting up a business is difficult with lots of pitfalls, but it’s not rocket science. In this book, Michael demystifies the business and legal aspects by explaining in simple terms what founders should be most concerned about and what they can sensibly decide to worry about later. This book is full of tips and advice drawn from Michael’s work with many start-ups: every reader will discover something they didn’t realise they didn’t know.