Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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East Boston Public Library 
365 Bremen Street
Boston, MA 02128

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Laura Colcord 
Boston SCORE Chapter 20 

SCORE Boston Workshop:  

Options For Funding Your Small Business

Have you wondered how much money you will need to start, operate or grow your business, and what your options are for finding funding? This free workshop provides an overview of different ways you might finance a small business. We will discuss debt (loans), equity (investors), owner contributions (savings), and other options. We’ll briefly discuss how lenders and investors think about funding small businesses, and give you some tips on how to start preparing to seek funding. Come to this workshop to start your education about how to get access to the capital your business will need. 

This workshop is sponsored by SCORE. It will be presented by Josť  Luis Rojas. Josť Luis Rojas is a Small Business Lending Officer at Boston Private. Josť Luis has been with Boston Private since 2016, focusing in CRA-targeted communities in the bank’s New England assessment area. Before that he was the Community Group Manager at Mass Growth Capital providing credit to small businesses located in disadvantaged communities in Massachusetts. Josť Luis was also the head of lending at Root Capital that focused on financing small and growing rural businesses in Latin America and Africa. He has worked internationally in the UK, Mexico, Ethiopia and Mongolia, and has served in boards of for-profit and non-profit corporations, and advisory councils of government entities. Josť Luis has a M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, is proficient in French and has some knowledge of Portuguese.