Getting your idea ready for startup funding

, 10.00 - 14.00
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Have a business idea and need help getting started and finding funding?

This full day workshop is for people looking to start a business and provides help developing your idea and understanding the Government Startup Loan scheme. 

It is a great opportunity to verify your idea by helping you develop your business plan and cash flow and, it will improve your chance of success with your Startup Loan application. 

Eligibility to the scheme is for anybody over eighteen years of age living in the UK and who has the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of the loan term and the right to be self-employed. You may have already started your business, but must not have been trading for longer than 24 months. 

Workshop Content 

Session 1 – Introduction & The Startup Loan Scheme 
Understanding how the Startup Loan scheme works, how your request for funding is assessed and what is required for a successful application. 

Session 2 – Business Plan Part 1 
The Idea: Your offering, customers, competition &SWOT. 

Session 3 – Business Plan Part 2 
Operational Plan: Turning your idea into a business 

Session 4 – Financials 
Cashflow: Identifying startup costs, developing sales forecast and the cash flow. 

Session 5 – Next Steps 
Assistance with other documents required for your Startup Loan application


Raj Tandon – Business Advisor, Business Development & Mentor at Startup Direct – a leading delivery partner of the Startup Loan scheme. Raj is a highly experienced entrepreneur with successful startups in retail, fashion, marketing, real estate, and business consulting.

Increase your chances of business success.

The British Library Business & IP Centre supports people to start, protect and grow their businesses.  Come and access our free market research and intellectual property databases and take part in our regular programme of workshops and events.


Name: Getting your idea ready for startup funding
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 10.00 - 14.00
Price: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
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