Through the Workspace partnership with Informed Funding, Workspace customers can access a range of free and exclusive services that will assist with your funding strategy. Here’s Jon Bentley, Workspace customer and CEO of Flightbite as he talks about how Informed Funding helped him secure finance.

Informed Funding, one of Workspace's key partners, is an online information resource designed to help growing businesses identify the variety of choices they have available to them in terms of business finance. The platform offers a combination of bite-sized factual information and guidance, along with self-service online tools that enable users to hone in on the providers who best match their needs.

If you’d like to learn more about the Informed Funding service and you’re a Workspace customer, you can book a free consultation with their finance experts here.

We're attempting to break into a very big market and we needed investment to gain some traction.

Jon Bentley, FlightBite

Finance is often a vital step for a New and Growing Company but the range of options on offer can sometimes be overwhelming.

Jon, whose business, FlightBite, is based at the Pill Box centre in Bethnal Green, took some time out to tell us about his business which enables global travellers to purchase a long-haul flight and spread the cost over a specified period – at a cheaper interest rate than credit cards.

Jon revealed how Informed Funding helped him make an informed choice about raising finance. "We're attempting to break into a very big market and we needed investment to gain some traction."

I’d certainly recommend Informed Funding for anybody that’s looking to raise investment for their business.

Jon Bentley, FlightBite

 

"I’d certainly recommend Informed Funding for anybody that’s looking to raise investment for their business," Jon added.

 

One of the services Informed Funding offer to Workspace customers is a free one-hour consultation with an experienced member of the Informed Funding team, providing an  overview of your business’s funding options.

It’s always better to talk to someone who’s done it before, who has the experience, who has the contacts to reach out to them.

Jon Bentley, FlightBite

Although they had looked at lots of options, they felt they wanted to talk to someone with experience of the process, who could help they reach out to possible funding options. "It’s always better to talk to someone who’s done it before, who has the experience, who has the contacts to reach out to them."

'Informed Funding certainly did that for us,' Jon says. As well as allowing them to get access instantly to people which perhaps they wouldn’t have been able to do on their own, it has also, Jon adds, 'put us several months forward in terms of being able to raise money because we now know exactly what we need to do and how we need to go about it.’

‘It’s been a fantastic experience.’ 

Since this consultation, Jon has had a meeting with Investor who've helped them to get on the platform and refine their pitch. They'll pump the money they raise back into marketing and development to push Flightbite forward.

Find out more about the service Informed Funding offer and get in touch with them to arrange your free consultation here.