We have organized The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar Thursday, March 6th to offer free advice from experts about how to grow their businesses.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women's small business challenges, Biz2Credit will host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar on Thursday, March 6, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET, during which entrepreneurs can ask advice of small business finance experts.
The webinar will be hosted by veteran female entrepreneur and small business expert Anita Campbell, founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends (http://www.smallbiztrends.com), an award-winning online source of information, breaking news and advice for entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them.
Topics will include:
- Tips on how to prepare a business plan that will result in startup or expansion funding
- Funding programs especially designed for women small business owners
- Types of funding available -- SBA loans, micro loans, lines of credit, etc.
- Examination of credit scores and how to improve them
- Implications of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") on small businesses
- Benefits of incorporation
- Other small business-related topics
The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar panel consists of:
- Anita Campbell (moderator)
o Mistakes that women make when starting a business and how to correct them
o Advice on marketing and setting up strategic partnerships
o Tips for expanding your female-owned businesses
- Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit, one of the nation's leading experts in small business finance
o Special small business lending programs for women entrepreneurs
o Sources of funding in a tight credit marketplace
o Impact of Obamacare and other factors on entrepreneurs' ability to secure financing
- Lisa Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State and a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2012)
o Overall impact of small business on the U.S. economy
o Economic growth and development, innovation and entrepreneurship
o Advice for women entrepreneurs
- John Meyer, Director of Education for The Company Corporation (http://www.incorporate.com)
o Importance of choosing the right business structure
o Differences between forming a corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp) and an LLC
o Tax implications of each business format
"Small business growth is critical to job creation and the nation's overall economic health. Women-owned businesses play a critical role, yet many female entrepreneurs struggle to secure the financing they need, because of lower credit scores, higher cost structures, and other factors," said Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit and one of the nation's leading experts in small business finance. "We have organized The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar Thursday, March 6th to offer free advice from experts about how to grow their businesses."
In 2013, Biz2Credit released a widely reported analysis that compared loan approval rates of male-owned and female-owned companies. It found that credit scores, cost structures and other factors hindered women entrepreneurs in their attempts to secure financing. Meanwhile, a 2010 report by The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute projected that female-owned small businesses will be responsible for creating one-third of the 15.3 million new jobs anticipated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2018. Recent statistics indicate that women-owned businesses are among the fastest growing segments of the U.S. economy.
"Often, women who have great ideas for companies are not able to pursue their dream because of a lack of knowledge about how to get financing, and bring their product or service to market" said panel moderator Anita Campbell. "We hope that The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar will help fill this information gap on Thursday, March 6, 2014."
The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance on Twitter:
- Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
- Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
- Register for the event: http://www.biz2credit.com/knowledge-center/small-business-finance-webinar-for-female-business-owners
For further information about small business funding opportunities for women, visit http://www.biz2credit.com/business-loans/business-loans-for-women.
Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged more than $1 billion in small business funding throughout the U.S. and is widely recognized as the #1 online credit resource for startup loans, lines of credit, equipment loans, working capital and other funding options. Using the latest technology, Biz2Credit matches borrowers to financial institutions based on each company's unique profile -- completed in less than four minutes -- in a safe, efficient, price-transparent environment. Biz2Credit’s network consists of 1.6 million users, 1,200+ lenders, credit rating agencies such as D&B and Equifax, and small business service providers including CPAs and lawyers. Visit http://www.biz2credit.com, follow on Twitter @Biz2Credit, and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/biz2credit.