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For: Start-ups
Creating a successful Crowdfunding campaign
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query_builder 11:45 - 12:15
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Creating a successful Crowdfunding campaign
Reward Crowdfunding, equity Crowdfunding, debt Crowdfunding, donation based Crowdfunding.

Sacha Bright CEO & founder of Nextfin which aggregates the equity & debt Crowdfunding market.
Sacha will be taking you through the 4 main types of Crowdfunding available to businesses and what is suitable for your business at its current stage.

He will then talk about the becoming crowd ready and how to make the most success of your campaign. 

Sacha has raised millions via the crowd. His company has rated over 600 equity Crowdfunding investment pitches. 90% of the pitches that they gave a score of over 75% for success are showing signs of success and 50% of the poorly rates pitches have failed. 
Nextfin have promoted over 4500 equity Crowdfunding pitches and monitored over £8 Billion pounds of debt Crowdfunded loans.
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For: Business Owners
9 ways to make expense management painless
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query_builder 12:45 - 13:30
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
9 ways to make expense management painless
An analysis of expense management in the UK.

What you'll learn:
  • Why expense management matters
  • Who’s spending what, where and how
  • What’s worse than expecting employees to spend their own money?
  • “I love everything about our expense management process” – says no one
  • Top tips for building your new expenses policy 

Learn who's spending what , where and how, why expense management matters to CFOs & HR leaders, how to improve staff morale, how to build your own expense management process, and the benefits of automation clear to all.
 
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For: Start-ups
Run before you walk: how to borrow money to get going or get growing
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query_builder 13:45 - 14:30
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Run before you walk: how to borrow money to get going or get growing
Whether you're starting up or getting bigger, access to finance has always been a problem for businesses in the North. Business finance specialists Transmit take you through the practical realities of borrowing money, in a world where most of us can't just walk into a high street bank and secure the finance we need. 

What you'll learn:
  • Where to look for business loans and how to compare them
  • What makes a good plan in the eyes of a lender
  • How to spend sensibly, and where to invest

We're hoping to help people who are considering their financial options to understand the reality of borrowing money, and how to give themselves the best chance of success through planning and forecasting.
 
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For: Business Owners
How to unlock hidden revenue streams - R&D Tax Credits
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query_builder 15:00 - 15:45
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
How to unlock hidden revenue streams - R&D Tax Credits
Stephen will be taking to the stage to share his intimate knowledge of the R&D Tax Credits system and the Patent Box regime. These two separate and complex areas of taxation, can add tens of thousands of pounds to a companies bottom line, each year. If your company is involved with developing new products, or you spend time improving existing products, you are probably undertaking research and development. 

You will leave with an intimate understanding of how Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits and the Patent Box, could benefit their business. More importantly, how to unlock these additional revenue streams for your businesses. If you would like to reduce your Corporation Tax liability, this seminar is a must see!
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For: Start-ups
Pitching skills to win funding
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query_builder 16:00 - 16:45
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Pitching skills to win funding
For a lot of people, presenting to a group of colleagues is a daunting enough experience. When what’s at stake is the chance to give your business an enormous boost, the pressure can be overwhelming.

The solution to this lies in rigorous preparation, both practical and psychological.

This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to prepare and deliver an effective pitch, staying calm and positive in the face of whatever challenges arise.

Specifically, the session will cover how to:

•    prepare your presentation so it’s as easy as possible to deliver and has maximum impact on the audience
•    overcome nerves
•    speak so that people will listen and remember what you say
•    handle any problems during the pitch meeting
•    demonstrate your professionalism and credibility.

Taking 45 minutes to participate in this workshop may just be the best investment you can make in your business!
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For: Business Owners
Introduction to the grant landscape
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query_builder 11:45 - 12:30
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Introduction to the grant landscape
In this workshop we will give an overview of the current funding opportunities available to innovating SMEs to support their R&D activities. We will also cover the application process and share some hints and tips for putting together a successful bid.
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For: Business Owners
8 ways to revolutionise your finances with Starling Bank
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query_builder 12:45 - 13:30
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
8 ways to revolutionise your finances with Starling Bank
Running a business is tricky, but banking your business shouldn’t be. Starling Bank is giving businesses the banking experience they deserve with no monthly fees, 24-hour support and cutting-edge features to help make the most out of money.We’ll run you through the 8 ways you can transform your business banking with Starling, whether you are just getting off the ground or reaching new heights, we can help your business fly.
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For: Business Owners
Common challenges when scaling and how advisors can help
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query_builder 13:45 - 14:30
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
Common challenges when scaling and how advisors can help
Common Scale-Up Challenges covers *Strategic Direction *Business Growth *Strategic Funding 

What you'll learn:
  • How to plan strategy through SWOT and MOST Analyses.
  • Key factors in business growth including value proposition.
  • Strategic funding options including equity, debt and grants.
  • Show you how to have a clearer direction.
  • Focus your marketing and sales
  • Help you to get the right funding to grow.
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For: Start-ups
How to find an investor and be investment ready
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query_builder 15:00 - 15:45
place Funding Workshop Hall
card_travel Workshop
mic English
How to find an investor and be investment ready
Getting investment ready, finding investors, pitching to the investor.

Sacha Bright the CEO & founder of Nextfin the next financial market will talk about getting investment ready,  finding an investor and then coaching you through the all-important pitch.

Preparation is key to closing high quality investors and this workshop will give you the invaluable skills to prepare, find and acquire the right investors for your business.

Sacha has promoted over 4500 equity Crowdfunding campaigns via Nextfin and is an FCA approved person running a ratings aggregator. Nextfin ratings identifies which equity investment has the best chance of success based on its pitch. 

He has raised millions not only for his own business but countless other startups and has successfully founded 10 different businesses. From digital marketing & finance to electrical engineering and even food delivery.
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