Do you need money to help grow your business?
Do you know what you need in order to secure grant, debt or equity funding?
Do you fully understand the difference between the terms “grant”, “debt” and “equity”?
If you’re not 100% sure of the answers, then these workshops are a MUST for you!
Session 1 - Thursday 16th September 2021 (14:00 - 15:30)
Session 2 - Thursday 23rd September 2021 (14:00 - 15:30)
During the workshops, we will be discussing:
· What do you need to be able to attract external funding?
· What do funders look for?
· What are “red flags” to funders?
· What makes a business attractive to different types of funders?
· What documentation do you need?
· What is “Due Diligence”
These interactive workshops, led by an experienced investor and investment advisor, will help you to understand the nuts and bolts of equity investment and make sure you’re as well prepared as you can be.
About the presenter – Russell Copley
Russell has over 25 years’ experience helping small and medium businesses to secure investment and grow. He has also founded a number of his own businesses (including starting a new venture during lockdown) and invested in several others.
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 40 workshops and seminars to help businesses become “investment ready”;
· Directly helped small businesses raise over £5.5m 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 workshop is fully funded and places are limited so be sure to apply for yours today. When booking you are committing to attend both parts. 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.