Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Access to Finance for Business

The EU supports entrepreneurs and businesses with a wide range of programmes providing ļ¬nancing through local financial institutions. Every year the EU supports more than 200,000 businesses.

Funding is available for startups, entrepreneurs and companies of any size or sector. A wide range of financing is available: loans, guarantees, equity funding and other. But how can businesses access EU funds that are made available via local financial institutions?

The Access to Finance website is a database set up for that purpose, to help users locate banks or venture capital funds that provide finance supported by the EU.

The Access to finance webportal helps you to finance your projects with EU funds. It is easy, complete and up-to-date. Do you need further advice free of charge? You can also contact one of our 600 Enterprise Europe Network offices where experts can help you find international business partners, give advice on EU law and guidance on how to access EU funding.

Find your local branch here: InnovFin Programme (Horizon 2020) - Loans and guarantees to innovative businesses - Financing of research & development projects - Equity (early and start-up phase) COSME Programme - Guarantees to small and medium-sized enterprises for loans mainly up to €150,000 - Equity (growth and expansion stage) European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI funds) - Loans, guarantees, equity fi nancing or grants to businesses. Support is provided from multi-annual programmes co-financed by the EU. Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) - Microloans up to €25,000 to micro-enterprises and to vulnerable persons who wish to set up or develop a micro-company - Equity up to €500,000 to social enterprises One website with access to over €100 billion of finance from various EU programmes:

Monday, 22 June 2015

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Making it by Design 6/7

Leeds Screening: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Making it by Design
Monday 6 July, 17:45-21:00
Leeds Central Library
Are you a business owner with a design focus and ambitious plans? 
Local entrepreneur Ben Lawton, founder of Custom Controllers shares his business advice and introduces the Leeds screening of Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Making it by Design.
The panel discussion featuring leading creative businesses includes homeware designer Sophie Conran, Paper Tree founder Safia Minney MBE, co-founder of Joseph Joseph Anthony Joseph and founder of the fashion label Ghost Tanye Sarne will be live screened from London

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Enterprise Club (Leeds) - business resources & introduction to Intellectual Property 2nd March 2015

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The Enterprise club provides an opportunity to network and access information, support and advice on starting and running a business from set-up onwards.The workshops are open to anyone thinking about setting up their own business or becoming self employed and are FREE.
Topic- business resources and introduction to intellectual property

Have you protected your business name? Do you own your website? How do you protect a new product?
Find out more at the Enterprise Club.

Business resources & an introduction to Intellectual Property
Monday 2nd March 18.00 – 19.30
The Portal, 2nd Floor, Central Library
Other sessions available:
12th Jan 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Is starting a business right for you?
26th Jan 2015 6pm-7.45pm - bookkeeping,tax and NI
9th Feb 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Marketing your new businesses
2nd March 2015 6 pm-7.45pm Business resources/the importance of intellectual property
16th March 2015 6pm-7.45pm- Social Media for business
30th March 2015 6pm-7.45pm - Funding for business start-ups

To find out more contact:Business and IP Centre LeedsTel: 0113 2478266