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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