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Business Funding Options – Dorset Growth Hub

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Join Dawn Leader from WSX and Amanda Shepperd from SWIG Finance who will give insight into the raising of finance.

About this Event

  • Want to know about financial products and providers?
  • Confused about what type of finance is most suitable?
  • Want to understand what a funder is looking for and how to give yourself the best chance of a funding offer?
  • Heard about our grants and want to know if you are eligible?

Dawn will be joined by Amanda Shepperd from SWIG Finance to talk about Business Funding options and to give further insight into the world of raising finance.

This event is aimed at business owners seeking to understand the options available to them in funding their businesses.

We guide you through different ways to finance your business, including traditional means, alternative finance, crowdfunding and grants.

We also provide insights into popular financing options such as StartUp Loans, finance finding portals and more besides.

We encourage Q&A engagement, but there is also the opportunity to meet the team, who can follow up with more personalised support on a 1-2-1 basis.

About the speakers:

Dawn Leader

Dawn Leader is a successful freelance business consultant. She has spent her career involved in money and finance. 10 years trading on the International Money Markets followed by 14 years of banking experience in International Trade Finance, putting together finance packages from commercial airliner fleets to giftware lines in main grocers. After living in London, Frankfurt and Athens, she saw the light and moved to beautiful Dorset, 15 years ago, seeking a better work/life balance. She now helps local businesses and freelancers with their finance and planning strategies.

Amanda Sheppard

Amanda has over 23 years of experience in the financial services sector. Most recently, Amanda was an Associate Relationship Manager at Lloyds Bank working within the Trading Business sector of Mid Corporates providing financial solutions to businesses trading on a global scale. Amanda has had experience with clients specialising in retail, leisure, agricultural and commercial sectors in the South and West.

Amanda was also a voluntary Charity Champion for Lloyds Bank and was responsible for managing activities to raise funds for the Lloyds charity partners raising £150k over 10 years, including a sponsored parachute jump, raising £3k for The Enham Trust, for her 40th birthday.

In her spare time, Amanda likes to spend quality time with her daughter, is a keen tennis player and a member of the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.

How to Access this Webinar:

You will receive the joining instructions via e-mail, 24 hours, and 30 minutes before the webinar. For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact us by e-mail, or call 03454 586480

This workshop it’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise as part of Dorset Council’s Business Support Programme.

If you require more information or have any questions, please contact