Tribe Talk #2: Funding and Finance For Business - 16th November 2018

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Where: Everyman Cinema York.

When: 8.30am - 10am on 16th November (speakers begin at 9am).

Price: Absolutely free!

About the Talk

Following on from our very successful first event, Tribe Talks returns for York Business Week (13th - 19th Nov) and we have put together a stellar line up of guest speakers on the topic of Funding and Finance for your business, start up or social enterprise.

We know from feedback from our community of Tribe members and supporters that accessing capital is an issue that affects all businesses at some point and the options can be daunting. So we think it is an ideal topic to get stuck into.

For those of you not familiar with Tribe Talks, they are short, 10 minute presentations on a topic relevant to starting out, surviving, or growing your business. They are all delivered by local experts and business owners that have been there and done it all before.

We will confirm the names of all three speakers shortly but they include:

  • A high street lender: Simon Harrison, Business Relationship Manager at Santander. Simon Harrison has worked in financial services since 1995 and has a wealth of experience in lending after being a Whole of Market Mortgage Intermediary, and Financial Adviser, before coming to work for Santander in 2008. Simon deals with Small & Medium Enterprises with up to 2 directors, shareholders or partners. He is able to lend across the unsecured facilities of overdrafts, credit cards, and fixed rate loans amongst the banking service he arranges for businesses.

    Simon will give an overview of the processes, provide insight on what the common misconceptions are, and advise on where to focus your preparation when coming to ask for lending facilities so you’ve got the ability to answer the questions you’ll be asked as part of an application. He will talk you through the A,B,Cs of establishing your financial systems as well as how to acquire the investment and working capital you need to start up or grow your business.

  • One of the largest social investment lenders in the UK: that will tell all you budding social entrepreneurs how social financing works and how to access it.

  • A local business owner: Andy at Ainsty Ales. Andy Herrington, from Acomb, worked as a frontline police officer in York, before deciding to set up his own brewery, on a working farm in a Acaster Malbis, York. Find out what inspired him to make such a big career move, find out how he financed it, the mistakes he made along the way, and how he continued to grow. Our favourite bit about Ainsty Ales though is that they put so much back into the community. From hosting the annual Coptoberfest, to brewing special charity ales – Andy and his team are constantly on the lookout for good causes to support.

We think this talk is a must for anyone running a business or thinking of starting one. There will be lots of time after the presentation for networking and getting more top tips from the speakers.

Future talks will explore websites and social media, accountancy, influencing, networking, legal issues, building a customer base, growth and expansion, and finance and fundraising.

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