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Thursday 17th November

Friday 18th November

11.00 - 11.30

Maurice H Craft

Whole of product cycle financingWhole of product cycle financing

The seminar is designed to give the attendee an insight into funding of purchases and sales that will assist a rapidly expanding business such that is seen in business start ups. Included will be a brief introduction not only into funding UK domestic purchases but also funding imported goods.


11.45 - 12.15

Clive Lewis

Many options of finance

There are 362 finance providers in the UK. So if you are a start-up business which finance provider is right for you? The presentation will consider the key attributes of debt and equity finance, the offer from conventional sources such as banks as well as the more recent providers via the internet, including the new government scheme to make banks offer businesses refused finance to alternative internet platforms.


12.30 - 13.00

Glen Christie

How Tax Incentives Can Help Your Company Grow

Meeting your company’s obligations is part and parcel of doing business. The good news is that you can often reduce your tax bill by taking advantage of tax reliefs designed to support small business. This seminar will focus on giving you guidance around some of the tax incentives that could apply to your business and help support your business growth


13.15 - 13.45

Henrik Ottosson

How to prepare for a successful equity crowdfunding campaign

Invesdor, Europes first EU wide regulated crowdfunding platform, will share their insights on how to prepare for a successful crowdfunding campaign.


14.00 - 14.30

Annie Hunter

Funding your business Now & post-Brexit

“The most worth-while talk I’ve been to, this will transform our company”. An actionable advice talk on two of the largest Govt. funding schemes for business, still available post Brexit. For companies, sourcing business financing to fund Product Development or growth can be time consuming and expensive. Yet 80% of eligible businesses miss-out on tens of thousands of pounds; under-estimating their potential £ benefit, or believing their activities didn''t qualify.


14.45 - 15.15

Bill Morrow

Why Angels Investment benefits your business growth

Bill Morrow founder of Angels Den will discuss how Angel Investment can benefit business growth and the wider economic environment. He will highlight how angel investors can help businesses not only through their funds but also through their wealth of experience and skills. Bill will also speak about the do’s and don’ts of funding to help you secure angel investment.


15.30 - 16.00

Paul Surtees

Raising Finance: Startup loans to private equity lending

With so many different lending products available across the lifecycle of a business understanding your options is crucial to your success. This seminar will deliver a roadmap for understanding what is available to you now, but crucially what is available as you grow and develop in the future. Whether the solution is a traditional or alternative lender, you will leave knowing who will help drive your growth.


16.15 - 16.45

Sacha Bright

Raise Cash Like A Genius

Sacha describes how to raise money by operating in your genius. Have a clear vision and mission and only then can you raise cash and run a successful business. But how do you discover your genius?