Business Finance Week 2022 – British Business Bank

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Throughout the week of 7-11 November 2022 the British Business Bank, along with several well-respected partners from across the UK, hosted their inaugural Business Finance Week campaign.
During five days of over 30 nation-wide and regional in-person events, webinars and more, we helped smaller businesses learn all about the different finance options available to them to support their individual needs. Each day was centred round a key theme, giving attendees the opportunity to hear from experts in their field on a varied range of subjects.
If you missed out on this year’s Business Finance Week then do not worry, you can watch the recordings of some of the most popular events below. Plus, our Finance Hub has a whole host of easy-to-read articles and helpful guidance to help support UK businesses like yours.
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Are you looking for startup funding to start or grow an early stage business? Make your business dream a reality with Start Up Loans. This event will introduce you to our low-interest personal loans (for business purposes) of up to £25,000 and 12 months of free mentoring, to help you start or grow a new business (up to three years trading for first loans, and five years trading for second loans). Hear from the people behind the Start Up Loans programme and inspiring entrepreneurs who have received a loan to support their own journey.
This event focusses on how entrepreneurs can get ready for investment and best prepare for an application to the scheme. It features a panel of entrepreneurs who talk about their journey, hosted by the British Business Bank.
Join us as we talk about how founders can secure crucial growth capital to scale their business. This event looks at the wider UK equity ecosystem, including Business Angels and other forms of early-stage funding to see how they can be used to leverage an investment round. We also dive into some of the unique challenges (and opportunities) that are facing female founders when it comes to securing funding.
In this webinar, hosted by the British Business Bank, Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN, experts in raising capital for innovative businesses discuss sources of public sector funding and private sector finance. They highlight how the requirements for grant funding and the expectations of investors align to make sure that early stage and scaling businesses have adequate capital to transition from research and development to commercial success and growth. This includes an overview of the Innovate UK investor partnerships programme.
UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK government’s export credit agency, working alongside the Department for International Trade. Join the panel including Carl Hunter, Chairman of British Exporters Association (BExA), and Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis, as they discuss what support is available to businesses looking to export, how to access support and the challenges facing businesses in a turbulent global market.
Do you find the topic of Green Finance confusing? Are you keen to learn more about if it’s right for you and your business? If so, you can find out more during this webinar where we discuss Green Finance in detail, including a panel session on the benefits of Green Finance, where can you find it and how to get ready for it.
In this one-hour virtual session, speakers from across banking, business support and the energy sector come together to consider what green finance means for businesses in the North West region. The event covers the following questions: What is green finance? What does net zero mean for smaller businesses? How can green finance help smaller businesses to transition to net zero?
The opinions expressed by external guest speakers in interviews or other publications included on this website are, by their nature, those of the speaker. They are not necessarily fully endorsed by British Business Bank or purport to reflect the official policies and views of the company.
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Guidance on how angel investment works and what an angel can do to take your business to the next level.
Everything you need to know about equity investment including when it’s the right time for your business and where to find the right investor.
Managed correctly, debt finance provides a cash injection that could help your business meet its potential.
With sustainability a key priority for smaller businesses, what finance options are available to support green ambitions?
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