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New Meetup: Does the Financial Crisis Mean a Credit Crisis for Small Businesses - and more!

From: Kent S.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:06 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for New Iowa Entrepreneurs' Coalition!

What: Does the Financial Crisis Mean a Credit Crisis for Small Businesses - and more!

When: October 21,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: This will be an important meeting for those of you who are actively looking to find financing for your business or will be in the market to do so soon.

Do to space limitations we only have room for 30 participants at the E-Myth Coaching Center. If the demand for this meeting and presentation is higher, we will need to find another venue and relocate the meeting. Please use the web site to RSVP to this invitation.

We will begin the meeting with a presentation of the Net Suite software by our fellow NIEC member John Spence. Many of you requested this demonstration during the August picnic event.

NetSuite is the leader in on-demand business software suites and has been named the fastest-growing software company in North America. NetSuite enables companies to manage all key business operations in a single system, which includes accounting/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and ecommerce. NetSuite is delivered as an on-demand service, so there is no hardware to procure, no large, up-front license fee, and no complex set-ups.

John will present the NetSuite demonstration between 6:00 and 6:30 PM

At 6:30 PM we will welcome Joseph Folsom, District Director for the US Small Business Administration in Iowa along with other guests representing banking and lending institutions in Central Iowa.

These guests will begin a conversation with our NIEC members about how (and if) the national and international credit crisis will affect the available financing streams for your business and other small businesses in Central Iowa.

You may wish to read "Does the Financial Crisis Mean a Credit Crisis for Small Businesses?" from the October 3 issue of US News and World Report as a bit of background.

ABOUT JOE: Joe Folsom was named District Director for the SBA in Iowa on May 17, 2004.

As District Director, Joe is responsible for the management and delivery of SBA?s financial assistance, business development and counseling programs throughout Iowa. He oversees both the SBA District Office in Des Moines and the SBA Branch Office in Cedar Rapids.

Joe came to SBA from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in St. Paul, Minn., where he worked for 27 years in rural community and business development.

He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Masters degree in Business Administration and the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science. In addition, he has completed graduate level courses in Applied Public Financial Management from American University in Washington, DC.

Joe has serves on the Iowa Rural Development Council and is its vice-chair. He also serves on the Small Business Development Center Advisory Council, Greater Des Moines Partnership Small Business Advisory Council, and the Central Iowa Federal Executive Council.

Joe?s community activities have centered on youth programs. He and his wife, Patti, have three children.

Check back for profiles of our other guests.

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