As an Affiliate for the Start Up Loans programme you will either have been recruited in directly by Transmit Startups (by Mark, more than likely) or by one of our Network Managers.
Fundamentally, your role is to attract as many suitable loan applicants to our loan scheme as possible. The basic eligibility is that the applicants need to be aged 18 or over, living in the UK (foreign nationals living here need to have the correct visa in place) and their business can’t be more than 2 years old.
If you direct people to you new referral partner web page (see New Referral Partner Web Pages above) their application will be tracked as your referral from that point onwards. If the potential applicant is unsure of their eligibility you should encourage them to complete the online form in the first instance and we can check for them. They are very welcome to ring head office but we are unable to check their eligibility in full until they complete the form.
So, if you go to events that have startups attending (get their details and follow up with an email linking to your referral web page), if you work with startups (eg you are an accountant, business bank manager or a web designer) or know entrepreneurial graduates, feel free to spread the work about the loan scheme. It’s not right for everyone, but if a startup needs working capital and some mentoring support then Start Up Loans is one of the best business loan schemes available at the moment.