Funding Your SME – Do You Really Know What You’re Looking For? Workshop

HOST:  FRASER LUSTY – INVESTMENT DIRECTOR OF EQUITY GAP

There has never been more choice in the availability of funding and the advent of equity and alternative funding sources has added to the range of options but do business owners understand the funding environment and what is the best option for the growth of their business.

Fraser will provide an overview of the funding landscape , what the options are and what might be the best fit for you and your business.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED:

  • What does equity and debt mean?
  • The Scottish Angel sector and other equity providers.
  • Debt providers.
  • Alternative funding sources.
  • Crowdfunding.
  • Non-recourse finance and grants.
  • R & D.

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Fraser is a Director at Equity Gap Ltd, a group of private individuals set up to invest and support emerging and growing businesses. He is an experienced business development and sales professional specialising in leading business through change, and facilitating SME business capability and growth. Fraser has been a director at Equity Gap since 2011, he possesses over 25 years of experience in the Scottish investment and business growth sector. Prior to joining Equity Gap, Fraser has held senior business development and project management roles at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Chamber of Commerce, Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland.