Funding your start-up

Date: Monday, 7 November, 2022 -
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 15:30
Location: Online Event

What to expect from this webinar

There are many different routes for start-ups looking at finance options. Taking place during the British Business Bank's Business Finance Week, our group of expert panellists will explore some of the options available in more detail, and explain why it's essential to have a good business plan in place in order to secure finance.

This session looks at:

  • What is a lender looking for when a business applies for finance?
  • What's the difference between debt finance, asset finance or equity finance?
  • Why you need a robust business plan to securing finance
  • What are some of the most common mistakes start-ups make in financing their business?
  • Useful tips and hints on interacting with potential funders


  • Hugh Lightbody, Chief Officer, Business Gateway National unit
  • Thomas Brock, Fund Director, Umi Debt Finance Scotland
  • William Devine, Head of Scotland, Simply Asset Finance
  • Emma Airley, Co-owner of Pasteis Lisboa

This session will be held on GoToWebinar.

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