Ac­cess­ing busi­ness fi­nance

Bray People - - NEWS -

LO­CAL En­ter­prise Wick­low have two up­com­ing train­ing events tak­ing place - one on ac­cess­ing fi­nance and the other on how to in­crease traf­fic to your web­site.

The ac­cess­ing fi­nance for your busi­ness course is be­ing held on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 27, at Wick­low County Cam­pus, Rath­new, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m..

The train­ers will be Lar Burke and Niall Glynn and the work­shops aim to de­mys­tify the process of rais­ing fi­nance for your busi­ness. The ex­pe­ri­enced train­ers will give gen- eral in­for­ma­tion on the types of fi­nance avail­able to small busi­ness from lenders such as MFI (Mi­cro­fi­nance Ire­land) and the main­stream banks and credit unions, to other types of fi­nanc­ing such as leasing, in­voice dis­count­ing, pri­vate in­vest­ment, grants, busi­ness an­gels, crowd fund­ing etc.

Spe­cific in­for­ma­tion will be given on how loans are as­sessed, in­clud­ing the type of ra­tios and ‘what if ’ anal­y­sis that is gen­er­ally ap­plied.

The cor­ner­stone of any in­vest­ment propo­si­tion is the Busi­ness Plan, and time will be spent ex­plain­ing how to write a cred­i­ble and con­vinc­ing busi­ness plan with fi­nan­cial pro­jec­tions.

The train­ers will also give plenty of tan­gi­ble ex­am­ples of com­mon rea­sons loans are re­fused, and there will be ref­er­ence made to the mech­a­nism for ap­peal­ing re­fused ap­pli­ca­tions (in­clud­ing the Credit Re­view Of­fice).

The course costs €10. The IT train­ing course on how to in­crease traf­fic to your web­site takes place on March 3 at Ark­low Busi­ness En­ter­prise Park from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m..

This course will demon­strate how to use search en­gine op­ti­mi­sa­tion (SEO) to drive cus­tomers to your web­site and costs €50. Hav­ing a web­site that ranks high on in­ter­net search en­gines is im­per­a­tive for small busi­nesses. Both free list­ing tech­niques and pay-per-click list­ings will be cov­ered. A vi­tal course for any­one that has in­vested in a web­site, yet doesn’t feel they are gen­er­at­ing enough traf­fic to it. Dor­cas Rea­monn, Ta­lent­pool Ltd, will be the trainer. Par­tic­i­pants should be plan­ning their busi­ness web­site or have it al­ready set up.

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