Business Finance Advice Scheme – get involved
The Business Finance Advice Scheme is a new government-backed initiative which aims to help educate businesses so that they are equipped to ask the right questions when it comes to accessing appropriate finance.
Part of a wider initiative to encourage entrepreneurship, it ensures businesses have access to a wide choice of independent, professionally qualified advisers across the UK on a whole range of business finance options.
Qualified accountants providing this critical service to small businesses now have an opportunity to offer ‘kite-marked’ financial advice to their clients with the minimum of red tape or expense, commencing in January 2013.
How to participate:
To join this free scheme, ACCA members in practice are required to complete an opt-in form, which lists four specialisations:
- business plans;
- business start-ups;
- small scale equity issues;
- bank loans and overdrafts.
You can opt-in now by completing this form.
Further information on the scheme and specialisations is available on our website. If you have any queries, please email us.