SANTA ROSA: Access to Funding: The Three Most Effective Ways to Fund Your Business #75917

SANTA ROSA: Access to Funding: The Three Most Effective Ways to Fund Your Business #75917

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Whether you are in the midst of launching a start-up or managing a mature & growing company, you will inevitably be faced with circumstances requiring you to select the best option(s) in raising capital to accomplish your business goals. This workshop will help small business owners & entrepreneurs in planning & selecting among the three most effective small business funding options: Debt, Equity, and Crowdfunding. This comprehensive workshop features detailed overviews of debt capital options such as SBA loans and alternative financing as well as equity options such as angel investors and venture capital. We'll also review popular crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. 

Paul Bozzo - Paul is a business advisor with the Napa-Sonoma SBDC who specializes in equity and crowdfunding options for small businesses. Over the past 15-years, he has worked with hundreds of businesses to develop business plans and pitch decks for investors. He's also helped numerous businesses launch successful crowdfunding campaigns on popular platforms like Kickstarter and WeFunder.

John Connelly - John has been in the SBA and government-guaranteed lending industry for the past 11 years and joined the Napa-Sonoma SBDC in early 2019.  He works with businesses that are seeking debt; helping owners understand their viability, as well as what option(s) are best suited for their particular situation.  He has helped multiple businesses prepare for and negotiate the complexities of the loan application process to successfully achieve their funding requirements.

Valerie Bible
(707) 256-7250
Sonoma County Economic Development Board
141 Stony Circle STE 110
Santa Rosa


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