Raising Finance for SMEs (In-Person Workshop)

University of Warwick Science Park, The Venture Centre, CV4 7EZ
9:30am to 12:30pm 1st Mar

This comprehensive workshop, led by specialists in their field, will explain the various types of business funds available, including debt, equity, crowdfunding and grants.

Topic: Raising Finance for SMEs

Date: Wednesday 1st March 2023

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Delivery Method: In-Person

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raising-finance-for-smes-in-person-workshop-tickets-504526130237

We will explain how to get your SME business ready for access to finance, and the documentation you’ll need to prepare to have best chance of securing finance.

Delivered by highly experienced lenders, investors, and recipients of grants, we will delve into tips and tricks which will maximise your possibility of being able to successfully access debt or equity finance.


• Getting the right funds – Grants, Equity, Debt, R&D Tax Credits

• Preparing for finance

• Grant funding and applications

• Equity investments and investor requirements

• Debt finance: options and funder requirements

• Crowd Funding

The event is aimed at SME Business Owner/Manager, Managing Director, Finance Director, Entrepreneur looking for equity investment, established businesses looking for working capital or investment in expensive assets.

Attendees will gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the types of finance available to SME business, together with tips and tricks for maximising the possibility of being able to successfully access debt or equity.


These workshops are delivered as part of the Business Ready programme to support tech based and knowledge intensive small businesses, with high growth potential based in the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP area.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, forming part of the CW Business: Start, Grow and Scale Programme.