NUMEROUS BUSINESSES across Yorkshire began by taking that tentative first step in seeking finance to fund their dreams.
And others, which were already up and running, have faced equally daunting trips to the bank to seek funding to expand and develop.
For many this has been the catalyst which has led to their businesses flourishing, taking them on a journey of excitement and fulfilment.
Many have extraordinary stories to tell, from how they initially drew up their plans, how they sought finance to fund their ventures, and what pitfalls they had to overcome as their business took off and expanded.
RBS wants to hear from the owners of these businesses, as the bank looks to highlight the ambition and entrepreneurial spirit so evident across Yorkshire.
As well as celebrating the success of these businesses, RBS hopes it will provide inspiration and encouragement to those considering setting up a new venture.
It is looking for companies which have shown real innovation and success, coupled with evidence of a strong financial performance and commitment to developing staff and the future of the business.
Yorkshire has a host of fantastic SMEs, and RBS is keen to focus on the wealth of talent and hardworking firms across the region.
TELL US YOUR STORY
Are you a small or medium sized enterprise? Tell us your success story so we can share it with the region.