If you have a business idea or you’re looking for startup inspiration, the Smarta Start Up Loans team will be on hand with all the advice and guidance you need. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your business plan with us and go through your application for a loan.
Want more than just funding? Our events are a great opportunity for you to meet potential mentors who will guide you through your journey and you'll gain inspiration from entrepreneurs who have built successful brands.
Kim Villaweaver is the tea lover and founder behind the award-winning startup, PostTea, a luxury gifting service centred around tea. Founded in February 2013 after winning Start Up Britain's Dragon's Den style pitch competition, PostTea now commands a loyal following.
Support from Smarta Start Up Loans in December 2013 has enabled Kim, and PostTea to continue to evolve, grow and thrive. Send tea to a friend in times of need, in celebration or just because you can with PostTea's alternative gifts.
Also added to the panel is Chantal Burns who founded Star Consultancy. Chantal is an experienced leadership coach, consultant and state of mind specialist who has worked in and with organisations for 27 years.
Her clients are senior leaders and staff within multinational organisations. She launched her own consultancy in 1999 and her clients include many of the leading global media companies as well as other sectors.
The duo will be joining MedArkive CEO Jacob Flindt and Hartley & Soul founder Marianne Hartley. Hosted by Matt Thomas, COO of Smarta and passionate advocate of helping small businesses grow, the event will feature advice and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs along with a chance to ask questions which relate to your business.
We’re delighted to announce our inaugural Croydon event next Thursday. On August 28th, we’re hosting a similar event at Croydon Park Hotel so if you can’t make tomorrow night, why not join us next week? To reserve your spot, sign up today!
We want to open our events up to a wider audience and we’ve taken huge strides over the last month. Last week we livestreamed our first ever O2 Smarta 100 event and were hugely proud of the result. Catch up on the highlights from the event.
But we’re not finished. Actually we’ve only just started! We want to make Smarta accessible to everyone so have decided to venture outside of central London - starting with Croydon!
So if you can’t make tomorrow night or Croydon is easier for you to get to, register for your free ticket now and conquer your business fears. And if you have any recommendations where we should visit next, let us know!