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Business Funding Essentials Webinar Series

Are you a small business owner grappling with the challenges of growth and funding? Join us for the Business Funding Essentials Webinar Series, tailored specifically for early-stage entrepreneurs. Hosted by the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Transportation Resource Center, the Sacramento MBDA Business Center, and funded in part through a grant with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.

This series is your guide to mastering the fundamentals of business finance—from conceptualizing profitable ideas to understanding the nuances of financial statements.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Develop Profitable Business Concepts: Dive deep into strategies for identifying and refining business ideas that promise success.
  • Create Lender-Ready Plans: Learn how to prepare your business to meet the stringent requirements of financial institutions.
  • Understand Financial Statements: Enhance your financial literacy to better manage your business and impress potential lenders.

Our Objective: Our goal is to equip you with the essential tools and knowledge to confidently apply for and secure funding. This series provides actionable strategies and practical advice aimed at laying a solid foundation for your business's financial health.

Paul Bozzo's background blends over 25 years of professional experience in start-up strategy, business planning, angel/VC financing, SBA lending and crowdfunding. Paul’s specialty is working with entrepreneurial ventures to refine their business model, create an investment-driven business plan and prepare an effective funding pitch. He also advises CEOs and founding teams on these common start-up issues: legal entity selection, equity financing structures, financial forecasting and exit strategies. 

Here are the details:
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)
Location: Virtual / Zoom Webinar
Series Start: May 14th, 2024

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Session #1 - Creating a Lender-Ready Business Plan - May 14
Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey by learning to craft a business plan that stands out to lenders. This session will cover modern business planning best practices that enhance your chances of securing the necessary startup or expansion funding.

Session #2 - Legal Entities, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights - May 21
Navigate the essentials of forming your business with an introduction to corporations, LLCs, and other structures. We'll also explore how to protect your business assets through patents, copyrights, and trademarks, securing your innovative ideas and products.

Session #3 - Optimizing Personal and Business Credit for Lenders - May 28
Unravel the complexities of both personal and business credit. Understanding these can be the key to opening doors with lenders and securing the funding you need.

Session #4 - Understanding Small Business Financial Statements - June 4
Demystify financial documents such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Learn how these tools can guide better financial decisions and strengthen your business's financial health.

Session #5 - Improving Cash Flow & Projections for Lenders - June 11
Improve your business’s cash flow management and learn to project your finances accurately for lenders, an essential skill for maintaining liquidity and funding growth.

Session #6 - Popular Funding Options for Small Business - June 25
Discover the most effective funding avenues for your business, from SBA loans and microlending to equity funding and crowdfunding. Understand what makes each option unique and how to leverage them for your startup or expansion.

Session #7 - Secrets to Building a Successful Funding Pitch - July 2
Your ability to secure funding often hinges on your pitch. Gain insights into crafting compelling funding presentations that resonate with potential investors and lenders.

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Course Description
What do Prime Contractors want? In this course, participants will learn common expectations among prime contractors and large business entities. With this understanding, they will be able to evaluate strategies to obtain experience in subcontracting, teaming, and they will also learn the steps necessary to engage with Primes. The course will show participants how to improve their business efficiency and effectiveness by discussing the distinctions that allow businesses to thrive and succeed with Primes in order to become a reliable partner.

Here are the details:
Date: July 16th, 2024
Time: 9:00am-10:30am (PST)
Location: Virtual / Microsoft Teams

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The SCE EDGE S.T.A.R. Workshops are offered at “no cost” and open to the public.

For questions about this webinar, please contact the event organizer.


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