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For every growing business, there comes a time when in order to further your business objectives access to finance becomes a headline consideration – in order to ensure you’re ready to take those next steps, it’s essential to establish those key objectives and fully-investigate your finance options.

Key points to research include potential grants that you may be eligible for and available bank and investment finance, vital alongside reviewing the financial position of your business as it currently stands.

Then comes ensuring you are investment ready, ensure your team is in a position to deal with stepping-up your finance agenda and your business plan is up-to-date to showcase how your chosen finance option will realistically fuel your growth ambitions.

Growth financing provides capital for rapid growth while staying healthy, but processes can be challenging and dependent on the route your business chooses to take can be costly – at least in the short-term.

Once you have agreed on the financing path you are looking to take comes the application process – lean on networks and utilise knowledge sharing opportunities and guidance available to make sure you are in shape for the best possible result.

Through our short, simple and free business support diagnostic, the Business Support Tool, we’ve heard from over 1,000 businesses that they want to improve how they access finance for their business, learn what options may be available to them and increase their knowledge on how to take their chosen pathway.

Labelled the ‘fuel’ that will help your business to grow and succeed, we know that the funding landscape can seem complex, which is why we’re teaming up with the British Business Bank to bring you our new ‘Focus on Finance’ event.

Taking place over Zoom on Thursday 11 July, attendees can expect to hear from a panel of business experts, including:

  • Susan Elliott, British Business Bank
  • Lisa Young, Let’s Do Business Finance – Start Up Loans & Growth Loans
  • Sharon Cook, Choice Loans – Finance Broker
  • Sean Hackemann, Specialist Accounting Solutions – Accountant
  • Eileen Modral, Oxford Innovation Finance – Angel Finance

Attendees are set to learn about the different sources of finance available for their businesses, hear from the panel as they share their experiences of accessing different types of funding, and explore questions such as ‘what finance is right for me?’ and ‘how can I approach potential investors?’

This event is suitable for any business, regardless of size or lifecycle stage, and will help you to dispel myths, gain information and identify the best course of action for your business, as well as where to turn for expert advice.

Sign up to ‘Focus on Finance: Finance for Growth Workshop’

Funding covered? Not sure what other business support could be right for you? Fill out the Business Support Tool to get your Business Support Action Plan