Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business
Find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea and how to fund the expansion with this online course from the University of Leeds.
Who is the course for?
This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.
Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.
The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.
Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.
What topics will you cover?
The options available to raise capital for new ventures
Financial support in your locality
How to fund the expansion of a business
An introduction to crowdfunding
Pitch your business idea, product or service
The business plan: funding a business
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the types of funds that can be raised to help get a business up and running.
Identify the factors which impact on the way a new venture is financed eg company type, the market or sector the company is trading within, the aspirations of the founders.
Discuss the entrepreneur’s business challenge: How can the expansion of the team’s company be funded?
Assess funding for a business plan.
Assess whether funding is required to get started.
Reflect on how you would approach financial sources.