What’s coming up
Over the past few months, we’ve interviewed businesses, attended conferences, and worked closely with many innovative organisations. The focus within the Guide has been on new technology, and some of the exciting developments in the UK – from finding out about the Industrial Challenge Fund, to making a film for biotechnology innovators Exonate UK, and exploring the brick walls that many inspired entrepreneurs face as they scale their businesses.
A regional focus
From August onwards, and into the autumn, researchers from the Business Finance Guide, along with our partners at The British Business Bank and ICAEW, will be out and about, looking for inspiration from some of the amazing business stories across the country.
Here are some of the things you can look forward to:
Looking the British Business Bank’s Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fund which was launched in June 2018, we explore business opportunities in the region.
How small and mid-sized businesses around the country have tackled early challenges, and overcome difficulties to build profitable local businesses.
The Midlands Engine Investment Fund launched in 2017 – we look at some of the successes and opportunities in the region.
We look at the changing nature of business banking, the role of the local branch, and how to tell if your bank is still a good fit for your business needs.
We track an electrician’s business over 20 years, how his relationship with his local accountant has shaped his business growth, and what’s next for this successful entrepreneur.
The role of the Northern Powerhouse:
There are changes happening in the north of England. We look at some of the real-life business stories, and the finance solutions available to businesses in the region.
We look at the role of the Local Enterprise Partnerships, share some real life stories, and explore what the LEPs can offer to businesses around the country.
Share your business’ story
We’re looking for businesses from all over the UK to share their business experiences. If you’ve accessed finance in your region, or have worked with your LEP, and would be happy to feature in the Business Finance Guide, follow this link for more information.
The Business Finance Guide
Did you know that there is a PDF version of the Business Finance Guide available to download and read at your leisure?