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Access to Capital
Brought to you in partnership by the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. ​​

Does Your Business Need Funding?
Connect with lenders, investors, resources and business contacts.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
12:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Open to all businesses -
$30 in advance for both members and nonmembers*

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Click for directions, parking info and LYNX light rail map

Three events in one:
  • One-on-one meetings with 30 Funding Sources
  • Small Business Resource Expo
  • Preparing to Access Capital Workshops

Workshops include:

Putting Together Your Funding Proposal   
A funding proposal is more than just a business plan. You must not only justify why you need the funding but also show how you plan to compensate the funding source for taking a risk. An incomplete proposal may not get a second chance. Learn the elements of a comprehensive funding proposal.
Presenter:  Mike Horrigan, Small Business Counselor, SCORE 

Learning the Language of Funding Sources
Be confident when discussing your business with funding sources. Learn the lender lingo and the importance of the terms they use.
Presenter:  Maggi Braun, Owner, Business Success Strategies

Managing Your Customer Base with Your Bottom Line in Mind
We all know some of our customers are not as profitable as we would like. How can we have more profitable customers without breaking the bank? Learn how to strategically manage your customer base while increasing profitability.
Presenter:  Mary Bruce, President, Kaleidoscope Business Options, Inc.

Understanding Equity Financing and Other Nontraditional Sources of Funding
What if a traditional bank loan is not an option for your business? Learn about funding options other than traditional loans and how they may apply to your situation.
Presenter:  Paul Wetenhall, President, The Ben Craig Center

Questions about this event? 
Contact Julia Walton, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, at jwalton@charlottechamber.com or 704-378-1350.

*Due to the popularity of this event, we are not currently offering at-the-door pricing.
To secure participation, please register in advance.

**Free parking not provided. We recommend you use the LYNX light rail if possible