First Enterprise are a not-for-profit community business lender running for over 30 years. As the main delivery partner for the Start-Up Loan Scheme offered by British Business Bank (BBB), we provide finance to over 80% of the Start Up Loan recipients in the East Midlands on behalf of BBB. We are also a main loan fund manager for BBB for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) as well as for Big Society Capital's Community Investment Enterprise Facility (CIEF) offering between £500 to £250k in unsecured lending.
The event will focus on how entrepreneurs and can get ready for investment and how to best prepare for an application.
We will mention the various funding options available with a focus on debt finance (as this is the most accessible, popular and within our remit). We will also discuss the barriers to finance and ways to overcome them.
The event will also touch on how to prepare the various documents required such as a business plan and financial forecasting.
There will also be a panel of case studies who will talk about their journey as an entrepreneur and talk about best practices and things to avoid, this will be hosted by Lewis Stringer from BBB with a Q&A section at the end.
Attendees will also be able to book a consultation with one of our advisers who can also help them progress their application.