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Accessing Finance for your Business or Venture

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Tuesday 7 November 2017 (2:22 PM)

The BEST Growth Hub Business Workshop Programme is funded by BEST and delivered by LAR Consultancy in partnership with other Essex Innovation Programme Mentors. BEST Growth Hub was launched in October 2015 to function as a ‘one-stop shop’ for business support such as: access to training, finance, marketing and local authority services. It aims to improve and simplify the Essex business support landscape and increase the overall take-up of business support. For more information please visit: If you are booking onto a 3 hour workshop please also review the wider programme as often 2x3 hour workshops on a related subject are being delivered at the same venue on the same day.

• BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited.
• On completing a workshop you will automatically be referred to one of the BEST Growth Hub Navigators, who will be able to signpost you to further advice and any training that you might require.
• Each individual may attend workshops up to a maximum of 21 hours in total.
• Each business can send a maximum of 2 members of staff on each workshop.
• In order to qualify for a place on a workshop the employer/business / entrepreneur must be based in Essex.
• Please note that a workshop may not take place if there are not a minimum of 10 attendees.


Book your place

What is this workshop about?

Crowdfunding and Alternative Sources for Finance workshop:

Don't be restricted by traditional funding sources - a bank is not your only answer. Today, many more lending and funding options are available to help businesses of all types and sizes. Learn about the ones that might best suit your particular situation.

The Securing Business Finance & Investment workshop:

Applying for business finance does not have to be as arduous and challenging as you might believe, providing you take the time to understand what lenders and investors want. Learn how to meet their requirements and the necessary actions to take in order to secure investment.

Where, when and duration?

Choose from:

  • Crowdfunding and Alternative Sources of Finance -  15th Feb - 18.00-21.00 - Tendring (venue TBC)
  • Crowdfunding and Alternative Sources of Finance - 7th March - 13.30 - 16.30 - Castle Point (venue TBC)
  • Securing business finance and investment - 7th March 2018 - 09.30 - 12.30 - Castle Point (venue TBC)

The exact venue or joining details will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.

How much?

There is a charge of £10 per person for the 3 hour workshops and the online training is free.


Get in touch

or call 03330 320 580