Business Breakfast: Funding to Grow Your Business

Much funding for local business goes unclaimed, make sure you’re not missing out thanks to this breakfast.

The world of business grants can be confusing. What is available? Am I eligible? How do I go about applying? The aim of this business breakfast is to answer these questions.

Sally Igra from the New Forest Leader Programme will provide details of how the EUs LEADER grant scheme for rural businesses can help grow your business along with hints and tips for making a successful application.

Derek Ellis from The FSE Group (Finance South East) will explain how your business can use their tailored funding solutions and support to achieve maximum potential. Offering a flexible approach to the individual funding needs of each business. FSE works closely with you to understand your business and funding requirements.

Andy Pringle from Start Your Own Business (SYOB) will be discussing “The love of money is the root of all evil”, “money brings the worst in people”, “money makes the world go round” – and it is usually at the heart of any business success or failure. Not having enough cash is a clear route to disaster, but so is borrowing too much. This should give you a clearer idea of how to plot a route between the two.

Date: 8 February, 2018

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Cost: £10-£20

Venue: Minstead Lodge, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7FT.

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Business Funding Clinic – Guildford

FREE Business Clinic with the experts…

For businesses looking to grow there is an opportunity to participate in a FREE and confidential business clinic. In this bespoke meeting you will have the opportunity to access the knowledge of a wide variety of experts. Including:

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub

The FSE Group



Dates, Times & Locations:

28th February 2018 – 09:00 -12:00 – NatWest Bank 151, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AH.

25th April 2018 – 09:00 – 12:00 – Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB, (Sat nav postcode: GU2 4BE)

Time of Clinic: 1 hour

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This clinic supports our #NatWestBusiness Boost programme. Through Boost we’re committing to do three things for small businesses:

  • Provide access to the knowledge that matters to small business owners. From cyber fraud protection, to trading internationally, to marketing – all delivered by industry experts.
  • Provide access to the right people in their markets. We’ll host 200 local networking events a month and connect small businesses to people they can partner with to grow.
  • Provide access to our unique content for key segments. From Women in business, to Entrepreneurial Spark, to offering small businesses support on employment law and health and safety, through our partnership with Mentor.