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#033 The Investment Clock & When Should I Invest?

Welcome to another episode of the How To Raise Money Podcast. In today’s episode, Ray and Nigel discuss the investment clock, macroeconomics and if now is the right time for you to invest or simply raise finance. No matter what sector, region or market you’re in, you can analyse your situation on the investment clock. Hear Ray and Nigel discuss the pros and cons of evaluating the investment clock and the fundamentals of the UK property market when it comes to investing in property in...


#032 FAQ the Cost of Cash

In today’s episode, Ray and Nigel discuss how to raise money and the obstacles you may need to overcome to secure investments. The hosts also delve into the many messages they’ve received and answer some of the most frequently asked questions by the How To Make Money community. KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS “If it’s your first deal, bank on it taking two or three times longer than you think it will, but previous success accelerates future deals” “When Crowd Funding goes live, there’s...


#031 Bankruptcy, Receivership & County Court Judgements

Welcome to another episode of the How To Raise Money Podcast. Tune in today to hear Ray and Nigel discuss Receivership, Bankruptcy and County Court Judgements and how you can secure investment, even if you have a bad financial track-record or a history with financial difficulty. Your hosts respond to popular demand to answer questions from the How To Raise Money community and provide you with the proven reassurance that anyone can raise finance, start a business and secure investment, if...


#030 13 Top Tips for Pitching

In today’s episode of The How To Raise Money Podcast, discover the 13 Top Tips For Pitching and how you too, can secure investment and fund your idea with a simple but effective 10-minute pitch. If you’re looking to finance your ideas, content, start-ups or scale-ups, pitching matters. A successful pitch will get investors begging to invest in your company and secure you the right investor that can help you grow your business and provide you with the right expertise to achieve success....


#029 A list of 8 Things beginning with 'T'

In today’s episode, Ray and Nigel discuss the 8 things they’ve learnt over the first 30 episodes of the How To Raise Money Podcast. Tune in today to listen to your hosts dive into previous episodes of the UK’s #1 finance raising podcast and hear a recap of the best moments yet. PLUS, look forward to hearing more from the guys over the next 40 episodes! of the How To Raise Money Podcast, including interviews with successful Dragons Den winner Levi Roots, HouseCrowd’s Fraser Fearnhead and...


#28 Doing a Deal With an Investor

So, you’ve approached an investor and after some talks, it is finally ready to seal the deal. In today’s episode of How To Raise Money Podcast, Ray lays out 10 essential items you need to look into when arranging a deal with your investor. There are things that could slow down the deal and you don’t want that to happen. Discover how these will help you not just speed up the deal but also go through the deal smoothly and trouble-free. If done properly, you can ensure that you’ll be raising...


BONUS - Top Ten Investors Obligations

In this bonus episode, Ray shares 10 top tips on what to do if you are looking to invest your money in a company. Ray also explains what to expect when investing in a company and defines the difference between the role of a Director and Chairman which can be a very important factor in investing.


#27 Sophisticated Investors Checklist

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. In today’s episode, Ray responds to popular demand to discuss sophisticated investors and high net-worth individuals and how you too, can use his six-point checklist to help identify the sophisticated investors you’re seeking to secure finance from. If you’re looking to raise finance or are frightened of making mistakes when approaching investors this episode is for you. Ray dives into the complete list of checks, that you need...


#026 Interview With Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy co-founded Entrepreneurial Spark in 2011 with the aim of creating an entrepreneurial revolution across the country. As a best-selling author and entrepreneur, Jim went on to help persuade the Scottish Government to establish the Edge Fund, a £1m award scheme for start-ups. In today’s inspiring interview, your host, Ray ask Jim for his best advice and insights into how to raise money and scale start-ups. Discover how to read people, live by a disciplined code, act empathetically...


#025 Interview With Jack Black

In today’s episode, Ray interviews Jack Black, one of the UK’s top motivational speakers, successful author and founder of business and personal development company Mindstore. Ray and Jack discuss the value of a positive mindset and how with just a few simple techniques we can take action, be successful and achieve our goals in life. Discover how Mindstore’s simple teachings can make a profound difference in your life and inspire you to take action and create the future you envisage in...


#024 freestyle discussion on Debt and Beggars

Ray and Nigel enter into a thrilling and thought-provoking discussion about the morality of debt, beggars and wealth creators. Get inspired by this freestyle episode of The How to Raise Money Podcast. To answer the question; Do you feel bad about getting people into debt? Ray and Nigel explore the realities of both good debt and bad debt and how investors and capitalists (while not perfect) generate finance, cashflowing assets, and job opportunities by following the wealth formula. The...


#023 - Sophisticated Investors

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. Today your hosts and raising money experts Ray and Nigel discuss what it takes to be a sophisticated investor. Learn what to look out for, and what to be aware of when searching and seeking investment from a professional investor, angel, whale or dragon. Ray and Nigel urge you to do your due diligence and understand how to identify a casual investor from the professionals. Hear the easy criteria you can follow if you’re looking...


BONUS - Pathway to Sleep: Sleep Exercise (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the two bonus episodes on Pathway to Sleep! Note: This is a practical exercise of what was learned from Part 1. This involves relaxation so make sure you’re not driving or doing anything that needs your high level of awareness. And, if you haven’t listened to the first part yet, do it now. You’ll be able to learn how to construct your sleeping quarters in your mind above others. Let the voice of Ray guide you to full relaxation on today’s episode. Find your sleeping...


BONUS - Pathway to Sleep: Sleep Theory (Part 1)

Lie down. Close your eyes. Relax. Then, Sleep. On today’s bonus episode of How To Raise Money podcast, Ray discusses on how you could get deep sleep at night. Sleep is very important. Ray can’t emphasize that enough. You don’t need external influences like that chamomile tea or the sound of the rain to get you to sleep. You just need a technique that will work for you. From reading Jack Black’s MindStore: The Ultimate Mental Fitness Programme, Ray was able to adopt a sleeping technique of...


#022 - Why Would an Investor Want Me

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. Today your hosts and raising money experts Ray and Nigel talk about what an investor looks for when choosing to invest. The type of person, the personality and the characteristics needed, to attract JV partners and investment finance. All whales, dragons, angels, and investors are looking to invest not only in upcoming projects but in the people who carry them out. Ray and Nigel bring you the five things you need, in order to...


#021 - Due Dilligence with Chris Jones

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. In today’s episode, your hosts Ray interviews Angel Investor, entrepreneur, owner and executive director of 9 companies and wealth creator Chris Jones. Ray and Chris dive into the essential need for due diligence in business. The purpose of due diligence is to ensure if you are putting time or money into a company or looking to acquire a company that everything is out in the open and you are aware of all the information before...


#020 - Dont Ignore Your HIgh Street Bank

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. In today’s episode, your hosts Ray and Nigel discuss how to raise money from your traditional highstreet bank and must the myth that banks aren’t lending. Ray speaks to the chief executive officer of a national bank and the head of property to gain an insight into highstreet bank lending and reveal the secrets of how to access the bank's money a little easier. Discover how to get the banks on your side by getting to know their...


#019 -Live Interview with Sandeep

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Ray McLennan interviews mentee and serviced accommodation specialist Sandeep live! Understand how to navigate your journey to success and that for some it will be a simple and easy path, but for others, it will be a rocky road. Learn how to remain focused on building your own business and recognise potential joint venture opportunities that can help your current business, whilst also expanding and...


BONUS - Dealing with Lawyers

For every deal you get into, it is essential to have a lawyer by your side. This episode is an insider’s look on how to get the best lawyer out there, how to communicate with them, when to transact with them, and many more. Ray and Nigel shares an 11-point (plus two more!) checklist that you should understand and apply when dealing with lawyers. You don’t want to have any problems with your lawyers so you can avoid having any problems with your deals! KEY TAKEAWAYS (Bonus) If you have lots...


#018 - 9 Secrets to Getting Rich

Welcome to another episode of the How to Raise Money Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Ray McLennan begins by summing up some of his angel investors most recent deals, including commercial property deals, investment pots and personal funding ventures. Ray reveals the 9 Secrets To Getting Rich and that by learning what the rich and successful people, you increase your chances of success, it’s a combination of things that lead to success. Understand the compounding effect that makes it...