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November 21, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cal State Center East Bay
1000 Broadway Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607
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Business Workshop: Finding Money to Start & Grow Your Business

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Learn about the types and sources of funding available to help you start and grow your business, and what you need to know to maximize your chances to obtain that funding at this SCORE workshop.

At this workshop led by SCORE Counselors and Business professionals Kathy Donovan & Jo Baig, you will learn and discuss the following topics:

Types and sources of funding:
  • Personal: personal savings, family and friends, home equity loans, credit cards
  • Traditional: banks and SBA loans
  • Non-traditional: angel investors, venture capital, crowdfunding, KIVA/Zip, Y-Combinator, incubator
What lenders and investors consider in making decisions: 
  • Business plan
  • Financial statements
  • Credit history
What you should do to maximize your chances to obtain funding:
  • Have a thoughtful, well-researched and realistic business plan
  • Know your SWOT: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats