You have a great business idea, you have the passion and determination required to make the business work and you’ve done your research. Now all you need is help writing your business plan and funding to turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Our highly commended team of Business Advisors are ready to help! We will provide you with the advice and funding needed to get your business off the ground.
You will be assigned a dedicated Business Advisor and they will guide you through the whole process. They are aware of the particular skills and needs which the Armed Forces community may have in setting up a business and this will remain at the forefront throughout. Your Business Advisor will advise you on key areas such as marketing and market research, setting SMART objectives and strategizing, compliance with legislative requirements and evaluating your SWOT’s and risks and mitigation. You will be invited on business support workshops which further build on these areas and give you an opportunity to explore your ideas and soundboard with your peers. These steps are crucial for ensuring that your startup is given the best chance of success.
Case Study: Geotekk
Former Marine Commando Dr.Matthew James Leech and his friend James Sheppard worked together with our Business Advisor Anthony to launch their startup Geotekk. After falling victim to a bike theft, the entrepreneurs invented Limpet, a smart alarm bridging the gap between trackers and alarms. Despite having studied medicine for 7 years, Matthew believed in his product and his passions lay in making Geotekk a success so invested 3 years into R&D and prototyping to produce Limpet.
Matt & James: ‘X-Forces Enterprise gave us a chance to turn our dream into a reality. If they had not believed in us, our story would have stopped there. We want to say a huge thank you to the XFE team, Anthony James-Smith in particular, for their patience and support in helping us to being Geotekk to life. My business partner and I worked with Anthony throughout our startup loan application process. Anthony was always incredibly helpful and supportive, playing his part in ensuring we were approved and subsequently secured the full amount we needed.’
How we can help you access funding
As the official Delivery Partner for the Start Up Loans Company, we are able to support budding entrepreneurs with funding of up to £25,000 over 1-5 years at 6.2%APR with no early repayment penalties with over £13.3million of seed funding access through XFE to date.. We also offer 12 months free mentoring so if you need us once you’ve set up, we will be here to help – this we believe is crucial to our 93% micro-funding success rate. We do not charge for our support.
To find out more about how XFE can help you: https://www.x-forces.com/funding/
To read more case studies: https://www.x-forces.com/case-studies/
To register your interest today: https://www.x-forces.com/contact-us/