Events and Media
When you’re building up your business it’s really helpful to get hands-on support, to develop your skills, and to meet others who are in a similar position to you.
Our friendly and inspirational events give you advice from trusted professionals on a variety of topics, and cover: starting your business; growth; finance; environmental issues; marketing and sales; and websites and social media.
Use the calendar below to find events to suit you, and the link below to view useful videos, images and downloads from previous events.
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Finance Friday: It’s all about the Money
August 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - December 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm| Free
FINANCE FRIDAY SESSION WITH DORSET GROWTH HUB’S INVESTMENT SPECIALIST, NICK GREGORY:
It’s all about the money!
Whatever stage of your business career you are in, from pre start–up to existing growing business, one of the major issues holding you back is likely to be access to finance.
Typically, friends and family helped at very early stages assisted by credit cards and any available funds, and, as the business grew into one with a trading history the banks began to get involved and tended to be the major funder from then on.
With the development of the many and various FinTech companies (over 100 now), and many other sources of finance available, from crowdfunding to mezzanine funding, it is sometimes difficult to find the “right” funder for you.
Using our wide networks, our Finance Specialist Nick Gregory may well be able to help you through the “minefield” and find the right funder for you or at least help you to provide the details needed to access the finance you need. It is a FREE, confidential, 1-2-1 (via phone, or face-to-face at WSX Poole office) with any business owner across Dorset to help with the business finance.
Bournemouth University: Annual Review 2015: Breaking down barriers to finance – Helping small to medium enterprises (SMEs) realise their full potential featuring Nick Gregory, Investment Specialist, Dorset Growth Hub
Please note it often helps to have some information sent (e.g. business plan, budgets, credit file, if available to firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the meeting so we can do some research beforehand to avoid wasting valuable time.
Running a business is tough and requires constant learning and flexibility and that’s why Dorset Growth Hub are here to help you along your road to success.
Parking is available onsite.