01782 333798 info@thebic.co.uk Studio 10 Sutherland Institute, Longton, ST3 4HY 08:00 - 17:00

Staffs BIC is Exhibiting @ Finance For Business

WHEN :         Wednesday 7th May 2014 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TIME :           Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, ST16 2LT WHAT IS IT : Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership invites you to discover the financial support available within the area. This FREE event will inform, raise awareness and overcome misconceptions of the models and sources of funds available to small and medium sized businesses. Small Business Grants High Growth Investment Equity & Venture Capital Non-Bank Lending inc. finance, invoice, discounting / factoring

36 Funding Applications through the SBIS II Project

Since the launch of the BIC’s new round of funding in April this year, acquired to help local businesses employ external Specialist Advice, the BIC has already awarded funding to thirty six companies in Staffordshire. The funds have been used to pay for advice on strategic marketing; new product development; financial advice; specialist IT support; costs for the expansion of manufacturing production facilities and solicitor fees to draw up specialist licensing agreements for an innovative new product.