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How to Get Help with Business Funding

These two interactive, engaging workshops will help you to understand what’s best for you and when.

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Are you confused about the range of finance options for your business? Do you know where to go for funding? Does the financial jargon stop you from looking any further?

If you don’t know where to look for business funding, or don’t know how to ask for help, then these workshops will help to lift the fog. 

Learn about the difference between grant, debt and equity. Understand the range of borrowing options dependent upon your situation. Evaluate the pro’s and con’s of secured and unsecured lending. Compare and contrast business angel funding with Crowdfunding.

These two interactive, engaging workshop sessions will help you to understand what’s best for you and when.


Session 1: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - 14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: Wednesday 5th May 2021 - 14:00 - 15:30


About the presenter – Russell Copley

Russell has been helping Lincolnshire businesses access the “right funding at the right time” for the last 8 years, heading up the Lincolnshire Investment Network (now part of the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub). He has many years’ experience prior to this, both here in Lincolnshire and across the East Midlands.

In the last 3 years alone, Russell and his team have:

- Helped over 150 Lincolnshire SMEs to access grants, loans, investment and funding advice;

- Delivered 16 workshops and seminars to help businesses become “investment ready”;

- Directly helped small businesses raise over £3.5m investment from grants, small business loans and business angel investors;

- Supported a well-known local brand to pitch on TV’s Dragons Den programme.

On behalf of Lincolnshire, Russell chairs the Regional Advisory Board of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, and so is well connected into a range of business finance sources.


Secure your place

The masterclass is fully funded and places are limited so be sure to apply for yours today. When booking you are committing to attend both sessions. Confirmation of your place will be sent separately once your eligibility has been checked post receiving your registration.


Please note we are only able to offer one place per company to ensure we can support as many businesses as possible. To qualify for this funded support, your business must be a small to medium enterprise (SME) based in Greater Lincolnshire. Apologies, no support intermediaries, public bodies or financial sector businesses.


Am I eligible?

The workshop is available to businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).

To attend, your business must complete an SME enrolment form in order to check the business’s eligibility against the funding criteria. (The form will be sent to you on completion of an Eventbrite booking - if one has not already been completed and on file).

Please note that attendance at Business Lincolnshire events will not preclude eligibility to access grant funding.


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Event information:


28/04/2021 14:00 - 15:30

Category: Funding

Organised by:
Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub

Contact name:
Charlotte Knight