StartUp Britain is a national campaign run by and for entrepreneurs to stimulate start-up growth in the UK. They have launched a free week-long schedule of events for the nation’s budding business talent in an attempt to help them secure early stage investment.
Latest figures from the Bank of England reveal that bank lending in the quarter to January 2012 was £5bn lower than the same quarter a year earlier. This has resulted in the creation of this London-based event that seeks to guide entrepreneurs through both traditional and alternative finance arrangements.
Access to finance has been identified as the biggest single barrier to growth. Furthermore, start-ups usually only need small amounts of funding! StartUp Britain aims to host an event to present all funding options and opportunities to SMEs. The event will be running from 14th – 18 May 2012. Check event details.