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How To Raise Working Capital and Fund Your Business
Workshops & Panel Discussion

Event Agenda

               FREE EVENT


Thursday May 17, 2012
from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM 

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Houston Community College, Southeast
6815 Rustic Ave.
Houston, TX 77087
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8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration • Networking

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Networking • Opening Remarks 

Allen Shapiro, President – National Advertising Sales – National Ad Buy

Small Business Talk - Television Host

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Workshop - Straight Talk About Franchising

Diana Trondsen, FranNet of South TX  

We will discuss:

  • Have you been considering business ownership as a career change, a supplemental income source or an additional layer of retirement security?
  • Have you stopped short of looking into franchising because you think it is all fast food, or it’s too expensive?
  • Diana Trondsen, FranNet of South TX, will bust some common franchise myths, and enlighten you on the widerange of categories and investment levels available today.
  • You will learn whether franchising could be a path for achieving your goals, and if so, how to go about finding the RIGHT fit for you!

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

10:05 AM – 11:00 AM
How To Raise Working Capital And Fund Your Business

 Panel Discussion - SCORE, ACCION TEXAS, Capitol One Bank, SBA, Members Choice Credit Union

In economic times like these it is very common to be concerned about how you will raise working capital to fund your business venture.

This workshop is designed to clear up some of the confusion of what funding sources are actually available, while assisting business owners to better understand the qualifications needed to apply for loans. Advantages and disadvantages of some of the options will also be reviewed.

Beginning with a onehour overview of the various kinds of funding, this informationbased seminar will also include a panel of experts from a variety of financial and economic resource organizations.

So come join our lively panel discussions and workshops lead by John Cruse of Small Business Talk, SCORE, ACCION TEXAS, Capitol One Bank, and representatives of the SBA.

Questions addressed in the presentation or panel will include:

  • What types of loans and venture funding are available*?
  • How much of my own capital do I need to put down to acquire funds from a traditional bank?
  • Is a business plan really necessary to get a loan?
  • How high does my credit score have to be to be considered a “good risk”?
  • What role does the SBA play in facilitating loans?
  • Is there any current legislation that is working to assist small businesses have improved access to capital?

* You will learn about many available funding solutions, including:

  • Unsecured Start Up Loans Up to $25,000
  • Unsecured Business Loans Up to $35,000
  • Government Loans Up to $350,000
  • Commercial Real Estate Loans
  • Working Capital Credit Lines
  • Commercial Equipment Lease Financing
  • Supply Order Financing
  • Invoice Factoring
  • Private Equity Financing 


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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