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Stockport businesses of all sizes can now access information to help in finding finance and investment via an new service from the Growth Company.
SimpliFi offers clear and accessible information about the available finance options available to businesses, including equity investments, debt finance and grant schemes, and shares actionable guides to help firms get finance-ready. The business finance information hub has been developed in partnership with the Greater Manchester Business Board, which identified the complexity of the financial marketplace and a lack of knowledge of finance options as issues holding back Greater Manchester’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Resources include a business plan template, guides to securing capital, early stage fundraising and how to pitch for investment and write a business strategy and are tailored for various stages of business journeys.
The Growth Company is also hosting an online launch event on November 30th to introduce businesses to the new SimpliFi platform, and places can be booked via Eventbrite here.
Ian Dixon, GM Business Growth Hub Senior Business Advisor for Access to Finance, said:
“Whatever stage your business is at, funding can take you to the next level. But finding and understanding the various finance options can be a major headache for businesses of all sizes, especially when making the right choice is so critical.
“We have been helping Greater Manchester businesses navigate this landscape for decades so SimpliFi is a resource that collects our knowledge and experience together in an easily-accessible format.”
Miles Rothbury, Greater Manchester Business Board Business Finance Lead, said:
“To grow Greater Manchester’s economy we need to support small businesses, particularly when it comes to finding the right funding. But we know many small businesses aren’t aware of the types of finance available to them, or the providers who can help.
“With the Growth Company, we have launched SimpliFi to demystify and better signpost the different funding options available to entrepreneurs and businesses in Greater Manchester so they can access more funding to invest and grow their businesses. It provides all the information and resources leaders need, in one accessible and easy-to-use platform. If you’re looking for funding to help grow your business, visit SimpliFi to learn more.”