Raising Finance for SMEs

About This Event

Uncover the various types of business funds available, including debt, equity, crowdfunding and grants 


Why should you join this virtual event?

Find out about the types of finance available to your business, which one is right for you and how to get your business ready to access it.

This comprehensive virtual workshop from London Business Hub will help you to understand the the pros and cons of each type of finance options available to your business and delve into tips and tricks which will maximise your businesses possibility of being able to successfully access funding.


Your will leave the workshop knowing: 

    • What the different types of capital raising are and the pros and cons for each option
    • How to choose a capital funding route that is right for your business
    • The investment process and the four stages of raising investment
    • What debt finance is and what the options and funder requirements are.
    • What crowdfunding is and how to use it to finance your business
    • The benefits of being ‘investor ready’ and the scenarios where it can help you in general business
    • How to develop your Investor Ready Roadmap step-by-step

You will leave this workshop with a broader knowledge and understanding of the types of finance available to SMEs, together with tips and tricks for maximising the possibility of being able to successfully access debt or equity. 


Our Speakers

Julie Barber
Spark! CEO

CEO of Spark! Consulting, a boutique business consultancy, Julie is also a No1. Best-selling author, a Non-Exec Director, Mentor and Speaker.

Julie’s background is working with senior stakeholders in large financial corporates such as KPMG and HSBC, and quasi-regulators like the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

At Spark! she now works with clients focused on growth, innovation and transformation, from early stage startups to global corporates. Julie developed The Investor Ready Roadmap, a 6-step methodology to ensure confidence and credibility when raising investment – this methodology forms the basis of her No.1 best-selling book, Investor Ready.

Stephen King
London Councils

Stephen King  is Head of Business and Enterprise at London Councils, the organisation that brings together the local authorities across the capital.  Stephen’s role is around working with boroughs supporting businesses and their local economy.  For the past year he has been working on pandemic support, including the delivery of grants to businesses in London.  



When will the virtual event take place? 

This virtual event will run on Thursday 24 June 2021, 10:00 - 16:30


Who is this event for?

If you are a London-based small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), or an entrepreneur looking to get your small business ready for access to finance, this virtual event is for you. This event is aimed at business professionals of all levels and roles wanting to improve their skills.


This London Business Hub virtual event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund's (ERDF) Hub & Spoke Project; as a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company's eligibility for the event.

Companies must:

  • Be based in London
  • Be registered in the UK
  • Meets the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition
  • Is not "Undertaking in Difficulty" as of 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here
  • Has not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years


What's next?

To secure your place for this free virtual event, simply click the Apply here button on the top of this page. 

Please note, only 30 places are available and the above eligibility criteria applies.

Places are limited to one delegate per company - we highly recommend applying quickly to secure your spot.

Important: If your application is approved, you will be requested to sign an electronic application form to secure your place for this subsidised event.


Contact us

Have a question about the webinar? Email our team at marketing@businesshub.london


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