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Women's Business Center of Ohio
The Dealership

The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Oct 18 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Registration Closed

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Blogging for Business Meet Up Group (2 of 3)

Wednesday, Oct 18 4:30 to 6:30
Price: $25.00

Workshop 2

Blogging for Business Meet Up with WBC member Zoe Brown, and creator of GoneGirlGo blog. Zoe will lead workshops teaching basic steps for blogging, and how to organize your schedule to be a productive blogger and other tricks that will enhance your blog presence. The goal of this group is to facilitate each of you creating your own blog, creating content for your blog and posting your blogs throughout the 3-month period.  In addition, it is hoped that you will create your own support group and learn from others who are also blogging.

If you have a laptop, bring it to access your blog. 

This meet up happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Sessions: 

Wednesday, November 15th 4:30-6:30PM

 **ADDRESS CHANGE**
PLEASE NOTE THAT ECDI AND THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF NORTHERN OHIO HAVE MOVED! WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 7000 EUCLID AVE., SUITE 203, CLEVELAND, OH 44103.

Registration Closed

Akron: class: **AKRON** Branding Secrets Declassified

Wednesday, Oct 18 5:30 PM

Join us as Da'Shika Wells, Founder of VineWorks Marketing, LLC and Official B.A.B.E. Magazine, shares the key elements to developing a strong and cohesive brand strategy. Bonus: Da’Shika will introduce a few of her favorite low/no cost tools for DIY Brand Building.

Registration Closed

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: From Boomers to Gen Z: A Multi-Generational Approach to Marketing

Thursday, Oct 19 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Chrissy is the Director and CEO of AUI, a local leader in the health insurance market for both employers and individuals.  As such having a multigenerational approach to marketing helps maintain their status as a leader of the pack. 

 

This presentation will give you an overview of how you can effectively market across generations.   Key takeaways include:

-          Understanding Generational Differences

-          Curating the Customer

-          Simple Steps for Success

 

**ADDRESS CHANGE**
PLEASE NOTE THAT ECDI AND THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF NORTHERN OHIO HAVE MOVED! WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 7000 EUCLID AVE., SUITE 203, CLEVELAND, OH 44103. 

Register

The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Oct 25 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Access to Capital Panel

Thursday, Oct 26 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions. Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success.

 

 **ADDRESS CHANGE**
PLEASE NOTE THAT ECDI AND THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF NORTHERN OHIO HAVE MOVED! WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 7000 EUCLID AVE., SUITE 203, CLEVELAND, OH 44103.

 

 

 

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The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Nov 01 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Accounting 101

Thursday, Nov 02 9:15 to 11:15
Price: $25.00

Join us for Accounting 101 with Christine Bretz!

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The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Nov 08 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: US Bank: Managing Cash Flow

Thursday, Nov 09 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us this Think Tank Thursday to learn about how to manage cash flows from banking professionals. During this session you will gain knowledge on how to:

  • Understand the purpose of cash flow management in a small business.
  • Make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle.
  • Identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables.
Register

Akron: class: Lunch & Learn with Citizens Bank

Wednesday, Nov 15 12:00 PM

This session guides participants through best financial practices, rules, and tools for small businesses. It will also address common business financing needs such as start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans.

Registration Closed

The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Nov 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

The Dealership: class: Lunch & Learn WEB 2.0- Everything You Need to Launch

Wednesday, Nov 15 12:00 PM to 1:30PM

The Internet, and particularly Web 2.0, has changed the face of business. No matter what your business, the Internet can be used to extend your reach. There are many online tools that you can use to promote your business and stay in contact with customers. Join us for WEB 2.0 workshop! 

Topics he will cover include:

  • Basic branding principles
  • Why your website is your best employee
  • Turning your website into a lead generating machine
  • How does social media play into my strategy?
  • The Curse of Knowledge
  • Automation (get results why you sleep)

Demetrious Reed is an entrepreneur and creative director with a passion for branding and design. Demetrious has founded The Giant Maker which is a strategy company (bringing brand discovery to the web), AV Studios which is a film, photography and music studio and is also creative director of PRMG which is a marketing agency. Demetrious has worked with many local business and is very involved in the startup community. His goal is to impact the way businesses are started in Cleveland and beyond. Demetrious’s main philosophy is having a clear message, building your business around your audience and understanding your why.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: The Pursuit of Excellence

Thursday, Nov 16 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

How would you love to be successful in all areas of your life? In this energetic and
thought-provoking presentation, you will be provided tools that will help you create
success through EXCELLENCE.

Aritstotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. EXCELLENCE then, is not an act
but a habit.” If this true, then EXCELLENCE is not just an act of DOing. It’s also a state
of BEing.

With confidence and grace, you will gain the following insights:
• How EXCELLENCE Creates Success
• How Paradigms Create Reality
• 7 BEs of EXCELLENCE
• 4 tools to help you create EXCELLENCE in your life

EXCELLENCE is not only what you do but who you become!

Andrea D. Campbell is the founder and CEO of Andrea Campbell, LLC, a professional
coaching company. She is a keynote speaker, trainer and transformational coach. She
firmly believes you deserve to be the best you yet and she is passionate about inspiring
others to be bold and make the intentional change in their lives to achieve the life they
desire, deserve and love.

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The Dealership: class: DEALERSHIP:Think Tank Tuesday-3 Keys to Building A Bankable Brand

Tuesday, Nov 21 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Price: $10.00

3 Keys to Building A Bankable Brand

Brittney Fells, BrandingBestie

 

Brittney Fells is an Organic Branding Strategist, Vlogger, and Women's Empowerment Speaker. She is the owner of Branding Bestie, where she provides Organic Branding Strategies to millennial women entrepreneurs. She equips them with the courage and confidence to create winning brands, while helping them create a strategy that suits their mission, vision, and personality. Her services include: group coaching, video trainings, webinars, and live events.

She is also the founder of Blessed & Bossy. A platform that recognizes the needs of community and encouragement for women entrepreneurs around the world.

Website(s): brandingbestie.com & blessedandbossy.com

In this training Brittney will break down how the most profitable brands get recognized, stay relevant, and rake in the cash. You'll learn:

  • Key #1 - Know Your Tribe: Strategies for finding & bagging your ideal client.
  • Key #2 - How to Make a Statement: Understanding the basics of high value content.
  • Key #3 - Position Your Authority: How big brands get their loyal clients & customers.                                  

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The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Nov 22 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Nov 29 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: The #1 Secret of Successful Small Business Owners

Thursday, Nov 30 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

This week we have Borbala Banto from Concierge CPAs!

The #1 secret of successful small business owners is that they treat their venture as an enterprise and themselves as its CEO. They recognize that their job as the CEO is multi-fold:

  • Vision and Strategy
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations
  • Financial Management

We are great at what we do, but we are afraid of facing the numbers, so most of us neglect the financial management & strategy part of our business.

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The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Dec 06 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Dec 13 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Managing Cash Flow

Thursday, Dec 14 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Learn about how to manage cash flows for your business from banking professionals. The banking professionals will help you understand the purpose of cash flow management, make cash flow projections, and identify ways to help manage your cash flows. You will also be able to ask any questions you have to the professionals. 

 

 **ADDRESS CHANGE**
PLEASE NOTE THAT ECDI AND THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF NORTHERN OHIO HAVE MOVED! WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 7000 EUCLID AVE., SUITE 203, CLEVELAND, OH 44103.

 

Register

The Dealership: class: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Tuesday, Dec 19 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

SEO

Where do you go to find directions, compare products or search for places to eat? The answer is likely Google. Where a business lands on a search page has a huge impact on its brand awareness; good SEO leads to good Google search rankings which translates into business success. Having strong SEO is particularly important if you're building a digital marketing strategy on a budget as it supports brand awareness without having to pay for the exposure.

Learning how to improve your website's SEO isn't complex; it requires a handful of strategies and tools that, when implemented correctly, can have a huge impact on web traffic.

Nic Abraham. Nic is the founder of ARL Marketing, a boutique communications and marketing agency catering to entrepreneurs. She is also an Air Force veteran with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and an MBA in marketing. She has found success as a newsroom and magazine editor, digital marketer, blogger and more. Additionally, Nic teaches collegiate Communications courses and sits on the board for a few organizations. You can find Nic traveling the world or at a local flea market.

At this week’s TTT we will learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

This session will cover the basics:

  • What is SEO?

  • Do I need it for my website?

  • Where do I optimize?

    • Homepage

    • Headlines

    • Image

    • Body of article

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The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Dec 20 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

The Dealership: class: Free Wednesdays at The Dealership

Wednesday, Dec 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in co-working? Come see what The Dealership can offer entrepreneurs!

Each Wednesday The Dealership’s services will be open to the public. Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are welcome to participate in Lunch & Learns, utilize the co-work space, rent conference rooms, and interact with the variety of small businesses currently operating out of The Dealership. All without commitment and free of charge!

For those interested in The Dealership, regular hours of operation are from 9AM-5PM, M-F, however members and office tenants have 24hr access.

Questions regarding The Dealership’s services and Free Wednesdays, please contact Nicole Liatos at NLiatos@ecdi.org

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Time Management

Thursday, Jan 11 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Come learn about time management from our banking professionals. In this session, will we discuss how to: 

  • Improve time management skills.
  • Apply some common time management practices, such as:
    • ABC Analysis
    • Pareto Analysis
    • Eisenhower Method
    • POSEC Method

Time management is a necessary skill when starting and running a business, so this session will be a great way to improve those skills!

 

 **ADDRESS CHANGE**
PLEASE NOTE THAT ECDI AND THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER OF NORTHERN OHIO HAVE MOVED! WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 7000 EUCLID AVE., SUITE 203, CLEVELAND, OH 44103.
 
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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Blogging for Business Meet-Up Group (1 of 3)

Wednesday, Jan 17 4:30 to 6:30
Price: $25.00

Workshop 1

Blogging for Business Meet Up with WBC member Zoe Brown, and creator of GoneGirlGo blog. Zoe will lead workshops teaching basic steps for blogging, and how to organize your schedule to be a productive blogger and other tricks that will enhance your blog presence. The goal of this group is to facilitate each of you creating your own blog, creating content for your blog and posting your blogs throughout the 3-month period.  In addition, it is hoped that you will create your own support group and learn from others who are also blogging.

If you have a laptop, bring it to access your blog. 

This meet up happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Sessions: 

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Facebook for Business

Thursday, Jan 25 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Do you use social media as a marketing tool for your business? Simone Cameron from the Annek Group is coming to the WBC to teach our members how to optimize their marketing on Facebook.

Topics to be discussed: 

  • Boosting Posts
  • Creating Ads
  • Targeted Messaging
  • Scheduling Posts
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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Financial Management

Thursday, Feb 08 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Come learn about financial management from banking professionals during this Think Tank Thursday. The professionals will help you answer and financial questions you have with your business. During this session, you will also learn how to:

  • Understand the essentials of financial management.
  • Apply financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for small businesses.
  • Prepare for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans.
Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Access to Capital

Thursday, Feb 22 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions. Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success.

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Record Keeping

Thursday, Mar 08 9:15 AM` to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Come join us and our banking professionals to learn about recordkeeping. In this session you will learn how to:

  • Improve overall recordkeeping practices.
  • Apply tricks and tools relevant to your business.
  • Choose among various software to support your recordkeeping

In this session, you will also be able to ask the professionals any questions you have!

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Credit Reporting

Thursday, Apr 05 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us this Thursday to learn about credit reporting from banking professionals. During this session you will learn about various credit reporting topics like:

  • Understanding how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans.
  • Applying common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting.
  • Developing strategies to build or improve your business’ credit.
  • Protect yourself from credit-related scams and know what to do if your business becomes a victim.
Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Managing Cash Flow

Thursday, May 10 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us this Think Tank Thursday to learn about how to manage cash flows from banking professionals. During this session you will gain knowledge on how to:

  • Understand the purpose of cash flow management in a small business.
  • Make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle.
  • Identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables.
Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Access to Capital

Thursday, May 24 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions. ‚ÄčAttendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success.

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Risk Management

Thursday, Jun 07 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Come join us and banking professionals to learn about risk management in your business. During this session you will learn to: 

  • Understand the external and internal factors which affect risk for a small business.
  • Recognize the common warning signs of risk for a small business.
  • Implement, monitor, and evaluate a risk management strategy.

Any questions you need answered about risk management can be answered during this time.

Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Financial Management

Thursday, Jul 12 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us this Thursday and our banking professionals to discuss financial management for your business. During this session you will learn how to:

  • Understand the essentials of financial management.
  • Apply financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for small businesses.
  • Prepare for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans.
Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday: Credit Reporting

Thursday, Aug 09 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Come join us and banking professionals to learn about the topic of credit reporting. During this session, you will get a chance to ask questions and learn how to:

  • Understand how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans.
  • Apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting.
  • Develop strategies to build or improve your business’ credit.
  • Protect yourself from credit-related scams and know what to do if your business becomes a victim.
Register

Cleveland and Northern Ohio: class: Think Tank Thursday:

Thursday, Aug 23 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Price: $25.00

Join us to hear from a panel about financial resources available to small business owners from our diverse panel of lending institutions. Attendees will learn which types of financing are most appropriate for their needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and tips on improving their chances for success.

Register