The Association of Crowdfunding Experts, the latest offering from Kirsty McGregor whose aim over the next few years is to ‘revolutionise the accountancy profession’ is being launched at Accountex on 11th & 12th May at ExCeL
Kirsty McGregor, who is also founder of The Corporate Finance Network, which has been established for almost 10 years, believes that accountants are failing business owners because they don’t know the crowdfunding market well enough, and her network aims to rectify that by providing a recognisable brand for accountants who are capable of advising entrepreneurs.
Membership offers accountancy firms training, commencing with an intensive Crowdfunding Masterclass for Accountants, and monthly technical updates ‘Ahead of the Crowd’ as well as marketing resources and ways to find this type of work.
Several years ago when crowdfunding was in its infancy in the UK, she created the world’s first Crowdfunding app, entitled “Crowdfunding Options”, which provides business owners with some initial direction about which type of crowdfunding may be suitable for them, and possible platforms to consider. This has since had thousands of downloads.
The Crowdfunding Masterclass for Accountants is a unique course in the profession, and she has already trained around 200 accountants to introduce them to the types of crowdfunding for UK businesses, the nuances of all the major platforms, regulatory areas to consider, and ideas for firms to market this service offering and become known as crowdfunding experts in their local areas.
The public launch to the accountancy profession of this new network, membership of which to date has been restricted to firms who are already members of her original and prestigious network, The Corporate Finance Network, is taking place at Accountex in May 2016.
Kirsty McGregor, who was named in Corporate Financier magazine article ‘The People Behind the Crowd’ as one of the 6 leading experts in crowdfunding in the UK, is also speaking at Accountex on 12th May in the Practice Growth Theatre.
Accountants can apply for free tickets for Accountex here http://bit.ly/236ieQ0
Attendance on The Crowdfunding Masterclass is a pre-requisite of membership and new dates have been announced here https://ace-uk.eventbrite.com and an exclusive 33% discount code is available from the Association of Crowdfunding Experts’ stand A136 on 11th and 12th May at ExCeL.
If an accountant considers themselves an expert across all platform types already, they may be eligible for automatic membership without attending the Masterclass, however evidence of successful work will need to be provided. For more information about joining The Association of Crowdfunding Experts, please contact info@TheCFN.org.uk
More information about Kirsty McGregor can be found here: http://www.accountex.co.uk/speaker/kirsty-mcgregor/