And that is the subject of a free seminar to be held in partnership between chartered accountants Kingston Smith and Milton Keynes technology forum Biztech, which aims to shed some much-needed light.
The seminar on February 13 will feature the local launch of Kingston Smith’s research into the accessibility of finance to small and medium sized enterprises, which has been undertaken by the Business Schools of the Universities of Surrey and Greenwich.
The project follows on from an initial report launched by the firm in October 2012 which identified the factors that create innovation and business success among SMEs.
This new research, which is being led by the same team of academics, explores the criteria and processes that banks apply when considering applications for finance by SMEs, from both sides of the process.
The report includes first-hand information gathered from face-to-face interviews with five of the UK’s major banks and challenger banks, as well as business owner-managers from a range of sectors.
Overall this will give a useful insight into how to go about accessing that all important funding to take your business to the next level.
The speaker at the event will bePaul Samrah, Partner, Kingston Smith. Places are free but interested delegates are urged to pre-register for this event at www.biztech.org.uk – places are limited and it is expected to be very popular.
The event takes place at University Campus Milton Keynes on February 13, 4.30pm-7pm.