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Bring Your Own Lunch & Learn: Government Financing Options
Introduction to Free Resources and All Kinds of Financing for Your Business
Bring your own lunch and learn a lot of free resources out there for new and small businesses and startups. Take the time to network with fellow business owners and learn about:
- Free support programs and resources
- Traditional and government-backed financing options available to small businesses
- What lenders look for
- Matching the right financing program to your needs
- How to prepare for a meeting with a lender
- Identify issues that will “kill” your deal
More about our speaker:
Training and Technical Assistance Officer
Beth brings a rich background of education, entrepreneurship, and outreach to her role on UCEDC’s training and technical assistance team. A small business owner herself, she was most recently the co-founder and director of an award-winning yoga studio in Collingswood (and UCEDC microloan client!). Prior to that she spent five years as a high school English teacher and 10 years as a community educator at Philadephia-based nonprofit organizations. And don’t forget her stint as a member of The Trolleyvox, an indie pop group that recorded five albums (find them on iTunes!)
Beth’s eclectic experience serves her clients well – she understands the challenges of running a small business having done it herself. She brings a creative approach to problem-solving and opportunity-finding thanks to her artistic talents. And as a long-time educator, Beth excels at delivering engaging and practical business content for start-up and experienced owners alike.