If you were a small business owner in Southern California this past October, it was hard to miss the Dun and Bradstreet’s Los Angeles Access to Capital Event. A day long conference on funds for your business, for $20, sounded like a bargain to me. Here’s a short description from their recap for those of you who couldn’t make it:
The event, which ran from 8am check-in until 5pm, included five 45-minute panels of experts who discussed a wide range of available financing options for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Panels took place in the Town Hall section of the event, an area devoted to sharing information from experts with small business owners and entrepreneurs about various ways to raise capital. Thirty minutes were devoted purely to discussions between the moderator and panel members, with the remaining 15 minutes opened up to Q&As from the audience.
There’s an “upcoming events” tab on the site, leading me to believe that there will be more events, perhaps even here on the East coast? Is that too subtle of a hint?
Anyway, I’m not sharing this just because the event went over incredibly well, or because they did a write-up covering the event. I’m sharing it because there’s another whole page of video highlights of the Access to Capital event, which includes video.
In fact, there’s entire forty minute sessions embedded on the site. Embedded below is the one for Accessing Capital for Women & Minority-Owned Businesses.
Moderated by Jane Pak, CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ LA chapter, this panel discussed the options available for women and minority business owners. The panelists, Mark Wilson, President and CEO of eVerifile; Melissa White, South Valley District Manager for Wells Fargo; and Victor Parker, District Director for the Los Angeles SBA; discussed opportunities that women and minority business owners could take advantage of, as well as the challenges they face.
After you watch the video below, be sure and have a look at the entire page of video highlights from their business funding panels. Sure, some of it is targeted to the California area, but there’s a lot of valuable information in there for small business owners all over the US.
Accessing Capital for Women & Minority-Owned Businesses Video
If you’re reading this via syndication and can’t see the video, you can click through to the site to see it here.
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