LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2016 – VEDC today announced that it has received a $425,000 grant from Travelers to expand its partnership with the Travelers Small Business Risk Education (SBRE) program. Read More
Show Me the Money – Small Business Access to Capital Workshop
Chicagoland Small Business Owners: Whether you are looking to start your business or simply brainstorming an entrepreneurial idea, come find out what we can do for you! Prospective clients will learn about the services and resources and how we can help you achieve your goals.
Do you want to expand, purchase equipment/inventory, or restructure your business?
Learn about the various types of business loans available to expand or start-up a business. Also, learn of the components of a business loan package and the 3 Cs of credit. Receive free one-to-one technical and lending assistance.
11:30 am Registration begins
Complimentary Light Lunch provided
12:00 Noon: Show Me the Money – Access to Capital Workshop
Event partners include the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Travelers Small Business Risk Education program. VEDC strongly believes that a combination of entrepreneur education, technical assistance, and access to capital are paramount to small business success.
Join UBS and VEDC for a program on access to capital for Veteran entrepreneurs. Learn about our Veterans Small Business Loan Fund to help you grow your businessesRead More
Catapult your business to success! VEDC, in partnership with Chicago Urban League, is hosting an Access to Capital event with 5 panelists to talk about the different forms of capital, including Crowdfunding resources, Angel Investors, and traditional Bankers. Featured panelists include VEDC, a high-quality microlender and small business loan provider in Chicago, as well as another local lender. Cate Costa, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Chicago Urban League will be moderating.
Our schedule follows:
- 5:30PM – Food/networking
- 6:00PM – Panel discussion
- 7:00PM – Q&A
Register today for free! Grow your business with access to capital, professional support, and a community of entrepreneurs by your side!
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