Inter Trade Ireland are to stage a free workshop at the Evergaldes Hotel for local businesses later this month.
The event is one of several workshops and clincis taking place throughout 2015 delivered by business advisors, Grant Thornton.
The workshops will provide independent and objective advice to the small and medium sized enterprises in attendance.
The local workshop will take place on Tuesday April 28 at the Everglades Hotel from 8am to 10.30am.
Participants can learn about funding options and network with funding providers.
The workshops will provide attendees with an overview on potential suitable sources of finance for growth and with an opportunity to engage with relevant finance providers, whilst also hearing directly from funding experts.
Depending on the stage the company is at, a one-to-one advisory session with a corporate finance
expert may then be set up with those who are in a position to secure funding.
Margaret Hearty, Director of Business Services and Programme for Inter Trade Ireland, said: “Our recent cross-border research reports and quarterly Business Monitor surveys indicated that there is a limited knowledge among SMEs of alternative types of funding for growth options.
“With the upturn in the economy, there are now other avenues of funding available including private quality, trade credit, peer to peer lending and mezzanine finance.
“While this creates some fantastic opportunities and reduces the reliance on short-term financing
such as using an overdraft facility, it also presents some challenges.”
Local SMEs can obtain further information on InterTradeIreland’s new ‘Funding for Growth’ Advisory Service and sign up for the workshops and clinics at: http://www.intertradeireland.com/fundingforgrowth.