Places available on “Understanding Finance for Business” workshops January to June all over the East of England - Stevenage 11 March & Luton 27 April

If you are starting or growing a business and you’re looking for funding of £10,000 or more, you may need someone to help you work through the different options and identify which type of funding will work best for your business.  Look no further than “Understanding Finance for Business”, a free of charge programme that helps entrepreneurs identify the right kind of funding for their business and get in shape for investment.  There are places available on workshops in Cambridge, Stevenage, Luton, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Norwich.

Grant funding? Bank? Friends & Family?  Business angel? Venture Capitalist?  There’s a bewildering choice of funding options for entrepreneurs, some of which come with strings attached, begging a host of questions.  By signing up for “Understanding Finance for Business” entrepreneurs will get all the answers they need from experts in business finance.

The programme is run by St John’s Innovation Centre (a globally renowned business incubator, which has a wealth of experience in working with entrepreneurs and the investment community) on behalf of the East of England Development Agency.  The process is simple – register online, then attend two workshops (one ½ day and the other a full day, held regularly throughout the region).  The first workshop covers the big picture and the second looks at funding in a more focused way.  After these,  if the team think you would benefit from one-to-one support to get you to an investment ready position you will be supported and advised in your journey to secure funding.

Trevor Conway, business finance manager, EEDA said:
“It’s too easy for entrepreneurs to waste time pursuing the wrong kind of money and getting knocked back in the process – particularly in this market. By signing up for ‘Understanding Finance for Business’ they will have access to expert advice and the chance to compare notes with others in the same boat. It costs nothing  but the time the entrepreneur chooses to invest in getting where he/she wants to go.”

Sign up quickly to secure your place on a workshop!  For testimonials, dates/venues and to register go to www.eeda.org.uk/understandingfinance.