Beyond Business Scheme open to new applications

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Do you have a great idea for a social enterprise? Bromley by Bow Centre can help. They say, “Successful applicants receive up to £20,000 in funding as well as excellent training and support to help get great business ideas off the ground.”

Bromley by Bow Centre are looking for budding entrepreneurs who are committed to creating successful businesses that are both profit making and deliver serious social and/or environmental outcomes. Selected entrepreneurs are invited in to pitch their business ideas to the Beyond Business ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel.

The winning applicants get up to £20k of funding plus training and support in:

  • Business planning
  • Sales and marketing
  • Financial control
  • Becoming an employer
  • IT for start-ups
  • Pro bono legal help

This very special East London scheme is funded by Investec. – an international organisation managing clients’ assets worth more than £150 billion.

So far Bromley by Bow Centre and its funders have incubated over 70 social businesses with a combined turnover in excess of £6 million, creating almost 400 jobs in the process. Applications are now open for 2020. The deadline for expressions of interest is 15th May at 5pm.

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