The Best Funding Options for Startups and Expansion
We will cover the best options to fund early stage small businesses—from CDFIs to crowdfunding to SBA loans. All have pros and cons depending on the age of the business, revenue, loan amount and speed to access capital.
This talk is for microentrepreneurs and professional service providers seeking access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business.
You will leave with a better understanding of what type of access to capital you are qualified for and how to start pursuing it.
NOTE: This talk won't cover angel and venture capital. VenturePad will be covering that side of investing in a future talk.
Presented by Laurie O'Hara, Working Solutions
Laurie O’Hara is the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Working Solutions, a Bay Area non-profit micro lender to small businesses. She brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and acquisitions of credit products, having worked as a Director of Acquisitions for JPMorgan Chase and Director of Segment Development at Citibank in New York. Laurie holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a dual BA in International Affairs and Spanish Business from the University of Colorado. She also published a children’s book on dyslexia, called Why Can’t I Read? Laurie is an entrepreneur who founded OLITA Inc., a beach lifestyle company that manufactures and sells beach beauty products. workingsolutions.org (http://www.workingsolutions.org)
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