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All being well, by May Covid will be behind us and some businesses will be considering growth plans for the future. Now is a good time to consider the investment options and here is an opportunity to learn more.

The Business Gateway Growth Hub is offering a dedicated support package to help businesses understand how to become ‘investment ready’. Delegates will gain an insight into the different kinds of investment funds available and how they scale their business.

The Investment Readiness Programme is ideal for those businesses that are looking at securing investment for their business now or in the near future.

You should attend these workshops if you are a business owner or founder who is looking for external funding to help your business scale-up. Businesses that have been trading for over a year, with a turnover of between £50k and £100k that are looking to grow in the coming years would be particularly welcome to attend, although this is not an exclusive requirement.

About the speaker:

Russell Copley: Russell has worked with growing businesses since setting up his own business in 2003. He has led a publicly funded investment readiness programme since 2012 and has helped many businesses secure external funding. He has been Regional Manager for Angels Den (Europe’s largest business angel network); sits on the Regional Advisory Board of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund; has coached businesses through TV’s “Dragons Den” and is a business angel investor himself. He is also an investment adviser and mentor for the European Start Up Association.

This webinar is delivered by the Business Gateway Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

To gain maximum benefit from the programme they suggest that you to attend all 5 workshops. The dates and times of the series of webinars are detailed below:

Funding Business Growth
26/01/2021 – 14:00-16:00

Business Plan for Funding
02/02/2021 – 14:00-16:00

What Makes a Business Investment Ready?
09/02/2021 – 14:00-16:00

Business Angels vs Crowdfunding
16/02/2021 – 09:30-11:30 

How to Pitch for Business Angel Funding
23/02/2021 – 14:00-16:00

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Matt Bateman on 0116 454 2772.

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Published by Hinckley BID – 20/01/2021
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