65. Farillio

The startup that’s helping SMEs get their heads around the confusing world of business law

Founder: Merlie Calvert
Founded: 2017
Website: www.farill.io

Running a small business is tough, and one of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur is understanding business law. Farillio is here to fix that, with a dedicated resource library that explains exactly what you need to know and leaves out all the jargon.

Farillio was founded by lawyer and serial entrepreneur Merlie Calvert in 2017, who saw that SMEs up and down the country needed help understanding contracts, navigating the complexities of HR, protecting their intellectual property (IP), and doing all the other things that require forms and official documents. So, with the help of some seriously clever folks, she built it.

The Farillio proposal is simple. For a set monthly fee, SMEs and freelancers get access to an online library that teaches you everything you could ever need to know about business law, and has loads of great advice on running a small business. 

There are articles, videos and even GIFs, all of which guide you through the complexities of business law and government regulations from the perspective of a small business owner. 

Even more importantly, the resources and templates on Farillio help businesses create their own official documents, everything from contracts to shareholder agreements. And, if a business gets really stuck, it can get legal advice on a pay-as-you-go basis.

With its mission to help the UK’s army of SMEs, we’re big fans of Farillio (this is now their second appearance in the Startups 100 list), and can’t wait to see which businesses this innovative startup will help guide to greatness next.

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