An organisation from Nottingham is offering to help entrepreneurs struggling to get credit.
First Enterprise Business Agency - which loans out public funds to companies - has more money to invest in the East Midlands than it has ever had before.
It is widely accepted that one of the biggest obstacles to Britain's economic recovery has been the reluctance of banks to lend to businesses.
Peter Bearne reports.
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It will be largely cloudy through the evening and overnight in the west, with further spells of light rain or drizzle.
It will be cloudy this evening with occasional outbreaks of light rain at times before becoming drier later tonight.
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