Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

Financing Your Small Business - A Panel Discussion to Guide You (Oakland)

Financing Your Small Business - A Panel Discussion to Guide You (Oakland)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:45am to 1:15pm
Free to Attend
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* How do you locate the "right" financing to start a company or grow your small business?

* How do you identify who to approach for assistance in the funding process and who is likely to provide funding to you?

* How do you prepare and what do you say to a financier to get them interested to work with you?

Join us for a panel discussion of experts and early stage small business funding providers, who will give you a roadmap and information to help you choose the best options to help you successfully secure financing.  
This panel will help you to address sources of capital specific to start-ups and early stage businesses, including crowdfunding, microloans, community advantage loans and other programs.
Time will be provided for Q&A and to meet the panelists at the end of the program.
Panel Members:
Anne Lufkin - is a loan crowdfunding platform that organizes zero interest loans that are often the first funding raised for a business. The Kiva platform has raised over $2.5 billion in funding worldwide for entrepreneurs.
Laurie O'Hara - Working Solutions
Working Solutions is a leading microlender in the Bay Area, offering loans up to $25,000 for start-up companies and up to $50,000 for estabilshed companies. Working Solutions has made over $15 million in microloans to Bay Area Entrepreneurs.
Robert Lattimore - Main Street Launch
Main Street Launch is a leading microlender and Community Advantage lender, offering loans up to $250,000 in Oakland and San Francisco, and to veterans throughout the State of California. In the past 10 years, Main Street Launch has provided $54 million to 617 businesses.
Lee Lambert - Moderator - Alameda County Small Business Development Center
The Alameda County SBDC is the premier provider of small business advisory services in the County. In the past five years, the Alameda County SBDC has advised small business clients who have raised over $133 million in financing to start and grow their businesses.

Lee Lambert
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Hearing Room 2
Oakland, CA 94612

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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