Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (BST)

Exploration Drive,
Pioneer Park
LE4 5NU Leicester
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Dock Business Development Team

The Dock Business development team overall purpose is to develop and support a cluster of technology and low-carbon businesses.  We intend to build a network of like-minded businesses centred on Dock.

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Event Details:

Helping individual businesses be clear about what are the right financing options for their business and to give a straightforward approach to any decision making process about future financial avenues including attracting inward investment.


This 3 hour interactive workshop will focus on six key areas that explore all the key issues related to SME funding:- 




How much do you need and why do you need it?

Traditional funding methods

Avoiding external investors: Bootstrapping and other techniques

Venture Capitalists and Business Angels


How to pitch for an investment




All participants will be invited to share problems and experiences to better understand all issues involved with SME funding.  Participants will receive an overview of the leading sources of finance available in Leicestershire. 




In addition, an adjoining conference room will be populated by invited exhibitors which may include, but are not limited to, Conventional Bank Finance, Factoring/Invoice Discounting, Grant Funders, Proof of Concept Funding and LCC support.



This support is aimed at businesses resident in Leicester and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.