“While banks are open for business there are other ways to get finance. Bank finance is not always right for companies” – British Bankers Association via ft.com (October 2013)
Everyone goes through hard times in their personal and business life but its not about how many times you get knocked down, its about getting up, starting again and being a success and sharing that story. Life is about a journey and not the destination! 336,000 of UK SME’s applied for bank loans between Q3 2011 and Q2 2012 however 23% of these were rejected.
For over 20 years I have been helping brands grow, sell more products and services but more importantly helping them building teams and make money.
More recently since 2010, I have specialised in understanding technology, but focused around helping business owners who have a focus in the Retail and my own companies.
To do this I’ve spent years working on myself and building my own personal brand and over the last 6 years I’ve worked with 3 very different mentors/coaches, who have helped me grow and I’ve surround myself with people who are better at doing things than me, but compliment my already growing skillset.
This has enabled me to become an international keynote speaker, with the help of 2 very different coaches, start 2 IT companies with the help of a coach. One of my IT companies received £150,000 SEIS investment, valuing the business at £1Million in less than 2 years and the other got a £5,000 Start Up Loan, with its first partner being Amazon.
2013 was the fifth consecutive year of decline for traditional bank lending. This shows how reluctant banks are to help small businesses. With all of these government run initiatives, you, as a business owner can take advantage to get the help you crave and get the funding and investment to grow your business, it’s as simple as 1,2,3.
1. Growth Accelerator – Get match funding of £2,000
2. Start Up Loans – Get £15,000 Loan into your business
3. SEIS – Angel Investors will give you £150,000, knowing the government gives them up to 103% back… Yes 103%
1 in 3 small businesses now use some form of asset based finance as they see the benefits of assisted funding.
I will be running a complimentary webinar on the 9th January at 7pm for 1 hour to share with you how YOU can tap into this under publicised reserve of knowledge and cash.
Here’s what you’ll learn and why you need to be there today at 19:00 GMT time:
1. Why your business needs a “Story”
2. How To Decide Which Funding Option Is Best For You And Your Business.
3. Top Tips On What You Need To Do Before You Even Start Looking For Funding.
4. Exactly what investors look for and the critical mistakes to avoid.
5. Plus a whole lot more.
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