Traditionally, if you were looking for additional business funding your first port of call would be to your bank. But, as traditional bank lending has been in decline, a number of alternative funding companies have entered the market, offering you far more options. This workshop will cover some of alternative finance options available to your business including crowdfunding, invoice trading and angel investment and whether they would be a viable choice for your business.
Crowdfunding – Equity
Crowdfunding – Peer to Peer Lending
Business Cash Advance
CDFI Business Loans
The benefits and disadvantages of each
Our events are fully funded and open to all local businesses, however you will need to complete our registration and enrolment forms in order to participate. Visit our website to complete this online before attending or alternatively, please turn up to your chosen event 15 minutes early to finalise in person.
Andrew Hatcher, Senior Business Finance Advisor
As a Senior Business Finance Advisor for GetSet, Andrew brings with him many years of experience working in the financial services, media and technology sectors.
Having been involved in Venture Investing as part of the Greenhouse Fun, he has also started up, run and sold a number of businesses in the UK and US. He has experience in all areas of finance from simple business management through to crowdfunding and ultimately to acquisition and divestment.
Andrew is an avid cyclist and Brighton and Hove Albion fan, and is delighted to be joining the experienced team of professionals at GetSet for Growth East of England. He is looking forward to working with SMEs across the region to help them optimise their financial situations and implement sound business planning principles to achieve their growth potential.