The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) is offering a FREE programme to help small and medium sized businesses find the most appropriate external funding :

"Understanding Finance for Business" is a programme delivered by a team of professionals from St John's Innovation Centre (a globally renowned business incubator, which has a wealth of experience in working with entrepreneurs and the investment community).

The first half day workshop demystifies the current finance landscape, attendees will learn about :

various types of grants available
government loans 
various types of bank and debt finance
Business Angels and Venture Capital

If appropriate there will be further workshops and mentoring available.

The next workshop in your area is :

Tuesday 6 October 2009, Herts, Business and Technology Centre (btc) 
Thursday 11th March 2010, Herts, Business & Technology Centre (btc)
Tuesday 1st June 2010, Herts, Business & Technology Centre (btc)

Interested? Then register your business by completing an online registration by visiting or by calling 0845 601 1000

Further information on the products offered through the Business Finance team can be viewed at