The Daily Telegraph Festival of Business launches today with the event scheduled for Tuesday 11th November 2014 in London. It is free to attend and a great opportunity to get involved if you are a small or mid size business and will offer a wealth of business information, advice, support and inspiration.
Is the Daily Telegraph Festival of Business for me?
At last year’s Daily Telegraph Festival of Business event, there were some high profile speakers including Chancellor George Osborne, AIG chief executive Willie Walsh and entrepreneurs such as Luke Johnson and Mike Lynch.
In 2014 they have the chairman of John Lewis Partnership Charlie Mayfield who heads up a £4bn retail business.
If you are a small business or SME you are probably aware that banks are reluctant to offer unsecured loans to small businesses and startups. The good news is that George Osborne has in fact made it mandatory for banks to refer declined loan applications to alternative lending services such as our business cash advance product.
Alternative lending has hit all the positive notes with business owners over the last 12 months with crowd funding and merchant loans taking centre stage. Crowdfunding is great for a startup or project that you are looking to fund whereas a business cash advance offers an unsecured loan against company credit or debit card sales.
Make a note in your diary and book in for the Daily Telegraph Festival of Business today. We look forward to attending the event ourselves.