Financing Your Business

Financing Your Business

Access to Finance

Do you need to raise finance to move your business to the next level? That can include investment in new machinery, premises, cashflow, stock purchase, asset purchase, new business purchase, invoice finance, new products, and staff costs.

But don’t have a clue where to start?

Then look no further than our Access to Finance Service which offers experienced, knowledgeable, and impartial support to review your financial position and funding requirements.

Through the Access to Finance service, we are offering bespoke, flexible support, and signposting to products and providers that will unlock business growth. Support includes:

  • 1-2-1 support to assess your financial position and funding requirements
  • 1-2-1 support to develop your business plan and financial forecasts
  • 1-2-1 support to become investment ready including developing the investment proposition
  • 1-2-1 support to identify the most relevant sources of funding for your business,  plus assistance in discussions with potential investors
  • Financial planning and helping to navigate the latest funding channels
  • Pitch & presentation development for investment opportunities, including an initial elevator pitch
  • Signposting and introductions including micro fund, start-up loan, bank funding, large debt financing, grant funding, R&D and equity finance
  • Support in engaging with finance providers and providing relevant information through Cumbria Business Growth Hub channels

You can take advantage of all of this or just the parts you need.

Maria Ramsdale of Maria Ramsdale Finance Ltd is heading up the delivery of this service and is keen to support Cumbrian SMEs and share her wealth of knowledge and experience.