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Growth Hub Live: Accessing Finance
Wed 26 April 2017, 09:00 – 11:00 BST
Looking for external investment to grow your business?
Whether you need a start-up loan of a couple of thousand pounds or a multi-million pound equity round, there are certain criteria that any investor or lender will consider.
Preparing your business case properly before meeting with potential investors or lenders will maximise your chance of securing the funds you need.
Growth Hub Live: Accessing Finance is a drop-in session where you can speak to a whole series of experts on topics affecting your business plan.
This informal event will give you a chance to chat face-to-face with professionals who are leaders in their field and can help you overcome issues that might prevent you from raising the finance that you need.
In just one morning you can get advice on a wide range of issues, including:
· Protecting your ideas
· Dealing with contracts
· Managing your money
· Understanding your customers
· Finding new staff
· Exploring new markets
Who is it for?
The free session is open to any business or social enterprise of any size and in any sector.
Though the main aim is to improve access to finance, any organisation wanting to talk through issues relating to business growth are welcome to attend and connect with the experts on hand.
Who is behind it?
The session is organised by the Innovation SuperNetwork North East England as part of a programme of activity aimed at helping regional companies earn a competitive advantage through innovation.
It is facilitated by the North East Growth Hub which is bringing all of the information, knowledge advice and support of its digital resource on the road so experts can discuss issues in person.
What happens next?
If, after the drop-in session, you'd like to be introduced to investors or lenders who are matched to your business we will sign you up for FinanceCamp North East.
This high-energy event takes place on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Ramside Hall, Durham, and gives businesses the chance to meet a series of funders in one day, under one roof.
It's a chance to hear from leading financial experts and other businesses that have successfully raised finance and possibly even seal a deal!