10 - 12pm
Crowdfunding is an innovative fundraising tool for business startups or businesses in the early stages of growth.
But it's much more than that - it enables you to reach out and engage with a wide range of people - and if they back or invest in your business they are your evangelists, your ambassadors and your customers.
It's tough raising finance but there are alternatives to the banks. This workshop is for anyone interested in raising finance for their business.
After this workshop you will:
- Understand the three models of crowdfunding - donations, debt and equity
- Know about the different crowdfunding platforms and what they offer
- Know how crowdfunding could help your business
- Learn tips and hear about some case studies
This workshop is delivered on behalf of BIPC Manchester by Anne Strachan. Anne is a Manchester based crowdfunding expert. She has been working in the sector, running training and supporting business and charities, for three years. She currently works with Manchester City Council to support charities and community groups use crowdfunding. She is also an Associate Partner with BAFI (Business Angel Finance International) to help businesses raise finance.
The course takes place in the Chief Librarians Office which is on the third floor of Central Library (turn left out of the glass lifts). Please arrive at 9.45 for a 10:00 start. The course will finish at 12:00.