YOU’RE INVITED! Small Business Capital Forum: Navigating the Online and Alternative Lending Marketplace

YOU’RE INVITED!

Small Business Capital Forum

Navigating the Online and Alternative Lending Marketplace

The online lending marketplace is ever-changing and difficult to navigate. Loan terms and conditions are not necessarily transparent. Yet, online and alternative loans are a life line for some business owners.

Do you have questions about online and alternative lending – what it is and how it works? Do you understand the difference between short-term and long-term financing products? Do you know how such loans may affect your cash flow?

Join Wacif and Capital One for a unique forum on small business financing. We’ll discuss the capital challenges and solutions facing today’s entrepreneurs in the world of online and alternative lending.

When: Tuesday, June 20, 8am-11:30am
Where: Impact Hub DC – 419 7th Street NW, Ste. 300, Washington, DC 20004
Cost: FREE

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Event Agenda:

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome: Harold Pettigrew, Executive Director, Wacif

Opening Remarks: Joyce Klein, Director, FIELD at the Aspen Institute

Panel 1: The Small Business Experience

  • Chet Bennett, Founder & Owner, C. Alan Systems
  • Ian Lawrence, Director of Lending, Wacif
  • Brandey Rodgers McDonald, Owner of Yednarb Diversity Partners
  • Oswaldo Acosta, Director of Small Business Programs, LEDC
  • Nancy Stark, Senior Manager Community Development Banking, Capital One (Moderator)

Panel 2: Solutions to Capital Access and Online Lending

  • John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority
  • Lauren Stebbins,Vice President, Small Business Initiatives, Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
  • David Newville, Director of Government Affairs, Prosperity Now (formerly CFED)
  • Joyce Klein, Director, FIELD at the Aspen Institute
  • Harold Pettigrew, Executive Director, Wacif (Moderator)

Q & A

Closing Remarks: Nancy Stark, Senior Manager Community Development Banking, Capital One
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