Reuben Buchanan


Should I steer clear of mixing family with business?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 |  There are numerous cases where families work together and build very successful companies. Where it goes wrong is if agreements aren’t documented and communication is not open.

Should we already know the people who will sit on our board?

1:00AM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  If you are just starting out, you should definitely approach the potential board members you already know.

What can I offer to convince some heavy hitters to join my start-up?

5:42PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 |  When you are starting out, you need to preserve cash, so here are some non-cash ways to attract board members to your company.

Are investors more likely to get involved if you put your own money on the line?

3:07PM | Friday, 25 March 2011 |  That would be a yes! Investors are definitely more likely to fund you if you have invested your own cash. It’s a common question they ask.

Are there trends that indicate where investor money is going?

2:52PM | Thursday, 24 February 2011 |  There is no doubt that 2011 is a good year to be presenting your opportunity, especially if it’s in one of the hottest sectors.