AN EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP INVITATION
How do you finance a start up when you cannot get an investor or banks interested?
Many of the most successful entrepreneurs around today did not launch their business with large private equity funding or heavy bank debt. They learnt how to create value from minimal resources - they learnt how to bootstrap their company. This is a skill and it can be learnt by you too.
How do you start a business with little or no cash?
What is bootstrapping? How do you go about bootstrapping? What are the common methods? How do you market a company with little or no cash? Then, when is the right time to approach investors and banks? If at all? How do you make sure potential investors take note of your business plan? What are the common errors?
Find out at this exclusive workshop
To hear the answer to these questions and more, you are invited to an exclusive four-hour seminar in partnership with Queen Mary Innovation centre sponsored by Wingrave Yeats and British Angel Capital Ltd. We’ll explore the ways you can launch your start-up with little or no capital and how many successful companies have followed the same path.
Why should you attend?
You will discover and can immediately put into practice the following:
- The most powerful bootstrapping method for a start-up
- A bootstrapping seven-step approach
- Lessons from successful bootstrapped companies
- How to market your business with little or no cash
- Free and effective marketing tools can you use
- How to adjust your business model for maximum impact
- How to define your niche markets and reduce risk
- How to build a high-value management team without the overhead
- The right time to go for angel investment
- A DIY approach to finding a business angel
- a "50 hottest bootstrapping tools resources" list
Paul Grant founder of The Funding Game
Paul knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the funding fence. As an entrepreneur he raised funds for his own business, securing capital from business angels, bankers, family and friends, and even a government grant.
After seven years of trading he exited his business in 2003 and was invited to join a private equity company, Capital Partners, eventually heading up the business angel division. Here he had access to nearly 5,000 angel investors and reviewed more than 1,000 business plans every year.
During this time Paul learnt a lot about why so many businesses fail to secure the funding they need in the start-up and growth phases. Paul has met with many investors, bankers, and venture capitalists over the years and in the course of his work has uncovered what they are really looking for.
More importantly, Paul has developed an approach to raising capital that works. He is keen to share with you what he has learnt as an entrepreneur and as an industry insider.
Paul is currently an associate director of BA Capital and Bergstrom Capital and is a regular speaker at events on the subject of raising capital.
What other entrepreneurs say
“This is a great resource for new businesses” “Extremely insightful and informative”
“Nice to hear from somebody who has achieved what they are talking about”
“I’ll recommend this event to others” "Inspiring and kick started me into action"
"Clear, concise, basically excellent" "Really worthwhile attending this event"
“You’ve given me a completely new perspective on funding”
When & Where
The Funding Game
Hosted by The Funding Game in association with the British Library Business & IP Centre.
The Funding Game workshops provide an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to fund an early stage business, and to network with professionals who have succeeded at the funding game. Seminars are held several times a year and places tend to go quickly. To register your interest in future events please contact us www.thefundinggame.co.uk