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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.

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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.

Testimonials

DUNCAN CHEATLE

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.

MIRELA YORDANOVA

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.

JERRY ALLEN

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.

MARK TAYLER

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.

JACK PARSONS

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.

CHRIS HANCOCK

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.

PAUL GRANT

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.

Michael Buckworth

Meet the Author

Michael Buckworth is a qualified solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the founder of Buckworths, the only UK law firm working exclusively with start-ups and high growth businesses. He has a passion for entrepreneurialism, and has advised countless start-ups over the last ten years. He’s been ‘entrepreneur in residence’ at London South Bank University and University College, London, for several years, and is a regular speaker at industry events. He has been quoted in various national media including The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Independent and City AM.

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