500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150 Chicago IL 60661

Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM

How to Succeed in Business: Get Capital and Customers 


Every business needs capital and customers. This workshop will teach you how to get both!

In this presentation, you will get access to experts who will help you understand alternative funding options for small business and how to align sales and marketing to get new customers in a cost-effective way. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the complete spectrum of funding options that exist for you and how to think about your sales and marketing strategy to get new customers in the door.

How to get alternative funding:

  • The spectrum of alternatives to bank funding available for small businesses
  • Which funding option is the most appropriate for your business

How to use the funds to get new customers:

  • How to create a marketing strategy that sells
  • Which marketing options are best for your business
  • How to get the biggest return on your capital and marketing


  Hannah Fernandez is Founder/CEO of ROI Business Funding, a Chicago-based company that helps North American entrepreneurs/small business owners get funding from non-bank alternative sources. A graduate from the University of Chicago, she is a frequent speaker at local industry events, and is active in business development organizations including SCORE (Co-Chair, Diversity), the National Latino Education Institute Business Leadership Council, the State of Illinois Comptroller’s Advisory Collective Council, and the City of Chicago Mayoral Business Council.

Jeff Davis, founder/principal at jd2 Consulting Group, has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience on behalf of firms large and small, with a focus on combining sales and marketing to achieve maximum return on investment (ROI). Jeff is a mentor and speaker at 1871 (Chicago's entrepreneurial tech hub), The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Booth.

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