A Lost Generation of Entrepreneurs?

The financial crisis has brought about a paradigm shift in how small and medium sized businesses access funding to grow.

The banking scandals surrounding PPI, the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products and Libor rigging have been some of the stand-out features of the recession and the recent past, and in some cases have damaged the bonds of trust between client and lender forever.

As we now look forward to a period of economic growth and stability TheBusinessDesk.com in association with leading commercial law firm Berg is pleased to present a free-to-attend seminar to discuss the outlook for funding and finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Our morning seminar on November 13 at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester will ask what impact the financial crisis has had on SME lending and examine what the future holds.

Topics will include: What have been the barriers to growth? Can the ‘challenger banks’ step into the void? What role for crowdfunding? Will a general election and possible change of government impact the lending market?

Our expert panel of entrepreneurs, advisers and small business specialists will provide the answers to these and other questions posed by the North West business community.

Our panelists are:

Reuben Berg and Alison Loveday, partners at Berg
Phil Orford, chief executive, Forum for Private Business
Lee Birkett, chief executive of eMoneyUnion, the crowdfunded, Alderley Edge-based lender
Andy Veares of MetroBank, one of the new generation of lenders.
Al Mackin, chief executive of MediaCityUK-based digital start-up formisimo

Registration from 07:45 to include breakfast for the start of the seminar at 08:15 with the session completing at 10:30.
To register your interest, please e-mail gurmukh.bhurjee@thebusinessdesk.com