"Scale up and Investment readiness" Power Hours
Are you looking to raise capital and engage with investors to grow your business? Obtain critical and specialist investor readiness advice.
The Power Hour sessions are aimed at growth businesses seeking to scale up their business.
Every business with scale up potential will need investment at some point in order to achieve its growth objectives. Some companies look to self-fund from directors or company reserves (sometimes referred to as ‘bootstrapping’), but some look to individuals, groups and companies outside of the immediate operation for debt or equity financing.
Many companies may be able to comfortably self-fund growth but at a slow-moderate pace and see debt or equity investment as a way of expediting that growth.
The options open to you may vary considerably according to the business’ maturity and trading history i.e. established companies often find access to investment easier than start-ups or early stage businesses.
However, with so many options, ranging from loans, crowdfunding, and personal contacts through to grants, angel investment and venture capitalists, how do you know which one is right (or accessible) for your business, and importantly how to prepare to raise that capital?
During this session, we can explore the various funding options available, together with the advantages and drawbacks of each. We can also talk through how you can optimally prepare for a capital raise and what essential material you either need to have in place or start preparing.
IMPORTANT: Part of the eScalate programme’s remit is to help SMEs become investment-ready, working with clients on their financial modelling, business planning, investor packs and pitch decks. So, this Power Hour could be viewed as the starting point for further fully-funded support to help you on your scale up funding journey.
For more information about the eScalate programme, visit: www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate
Please note that these 1:1 sessions are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and are delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.