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Launch or grow your business with Equity Investment

For small business owners who have not previously secured equity investment, the whole process can seem daunting or perhaps unclear. A new programme, launched in January 2017, specifically aimed at businesses in Lancashire aims to “de-mystify” the process and help businesses better prepare for securing investment.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) along with experienced Investment Directors and Managers are pleased to announce the next workshop in its Investment Readiness programme.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and free to eligible businesses in Lancashire, the project offers a structured programme of investor-led input, investment readiness guidance and support activities with the objective of supporting potentially high growth Lancashire-based businesses with demonstrably improved chances of raising third party investment.

Come along to our FREE* “Introduction to Equity Investment” workshop on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 12.00 – 16.30 At Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1EW

(Book via Eventbrite here)

Event format

•An overview of private and institutional investors and their investment Processes

•What investors are looking for AND WHAT THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR

•The importance of your investment pitch

•External contributors who have recent experience of successfully raising Investment

•Contributions from investors and nationally recognised experts in their fields.

Who should attend: -

Anyone seeking equity investment for their business or just interested in having an understanding of the investment process

Following the introductory workshop, if you decide that equity investment is for you then sign up to the full programme which includes gaining an understanding of :-

•What an investment is in the eyes of an investor

•What investors are and what they are looking for

•How to get to investors and how they operate

•Preparing the resources that seeking investment requires including the Flyer, the Information Memorandum, Data Room, Business Plan, Elevator Pitch and Full Pitch

•The stages of the process including research, the approach, and the pitch through to due diligence, the contact and post investment investor management

•The legal and contractual pitfalls and how to avoid them

•Preparing for and managing the Due Diligence process

•Practise and perfect their investment pitch in front of seminar members and visiting investors. The full programme will include presentation from a number of external contributors including investors and nationally recognised experts in their fields.

Sign up now for the Introduction to Equity Investment Workshop Tuesday 23rd May 2017 12.00 – 16.30 At Blackpool Enterprise Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1EW

(Book via Eventbrite here) or for more information Email: InvestmentReadiness@uclan.ac.uk or Call 01772 89 5656

*The programme is Free to ERDF eligible Lancashire based SME’s