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18 June 2024

Unlock your Business’ Growth Potential: Get Finance Ready – Herts Growth Hub workshop

Location: Theobalds Enterprise Centre (part of the Broxbourne Enterprise Centres), Platinum Way, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, UK

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Are you planning to:

Launch a new product or service?

Enter a new market?

Bid for a new contract ?

If you have answered ‘yes to any of the above questions, chances are you might need to get your business’s finances in shape and take on some funding either now or in the future.

Lack of finance can slow or even halt your business growth and worse still accessing finance and then not managing it correctly can be costly.

Maybe you have self-financed your business to date or found it difficult to access finance in the past. It can be daunting to know who to approach and how to assess which option is right for your business. Every growing business will at some point require financing, and that means asking people for money.

Raising finance and funding to grow your business can take considerable time and effort. That’s why preparation long in advance of requiring funding makes good business sense.

Join us for this workshop which looks at what you need to have in place to apply for funding and what type of finance suits your business needs. We will discuss everything from the Government backed schemes, Innovate UK grants and equity funding. Along the way we will look at the pitfalls and benefits of each.

This one-day interactive session will cover:

  • Situations that may require you to raise finance and funding for your business
  • Sources of finance including loans, grants, tax reliefs and equity funding
  • Real-life Case Studies – hear from your peers on their finance for growth journey
  • Optional one-to-one mini advice session with an expert of your choice on the day

The session will: 

  • Equip you with the knowledge to understand, assess and identify the most appropriate type of funding and finance to grow and support your business.
  • Improve your understanding of the requirements and expectations of funding providers
  • Connect you to experts that can provide further support

Who should attend:

If you are an established business in Hertfordshire interested in understanding your options for business growth funding and support – this is the event for you!

Those who are currently receiving support through the Create Growth Programme* or are interested to find out more about the programme.

*Create Growth Programme – A programme led locally by Hertfordshire LEP and aimed at SMEs within the county’s booming film and TV sector, and those looking to join the sector’s supply chain. Funded by the Department for Creative, Media and Sport (DCMS) 

Speakers & Panelists

Those confirmed include:

  • Paul Sullivan, Senior Manager UK Network, British Business Bank
  • Gary Parker, Business Development Manager and Simon Elliot, Investment Manager, The FSE Group
  • Luke Desmond, CEO/Founder, Crisp Accountancy
  • Innovate UK Business Growth
  • Louise Towler, Director, Indigo Tree Digital Ltd
  • Hertfordshire Growth Hub

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