Webinar: When banks say no, what do you do?


Jun. 15 2021, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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COST: free

VENUE: Virtual


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Banks are not necessarily your best, first financing option.

Before considering approaching any bank, know exactly how much and the kind of funding you really need, the other options you may have and what each lender will actually want from you. Their answers might surprise you.

Register for this conference

Keynote, panel discussions and the post-conference networking session are free but you must register to attend

$10 donations are welcome but not required

Look for links to the webinar in the confirmation email after you register. Links to the networking session will be emailed to you separately

What to expect

Keynote and panel discussion of lenders

Listen to the Carolyn Katz, who helps lead SCORE’s Funding Group, and five different types of lenders – a Community Development Financial Insititution (CDFI), credit union, crowd funder and traditional lender – talk about the funding process.

In just 90 minutes, learn how to answer these key questions:

Do you really need a loan?
Are you asking and answering the right questions?
Are you looking in the right places?
What's right for you?
Face-to-face meetings with lenders

Meet the lenders after the presentations in small virtual breakout rooms. There will be one for startups, another for existing businesses. You can choose to attend one or both.

Get answers to your specific questions and find out what next steps to take.

And there's MORE

Pre-webinar mentoring with SCORE experts

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SCORE mentors will be available to meet with you between 2:00-3:45. They have expertise in business planning and financing.

Take advantage of this FREE option. Find out what mentors can do to bring clarity to your challenges. Sign up now for one of a limited number of sessions.

About the speakers

katz headshotCarolyn Katz was formerly a banker , a venture capital investor and consultant specializing in media, tech and communication companies; founder of an ePublishing / eCommerce company.

She is an expert in financing, preparation of pitch and investor materials, strategy and operations, business plans, financial projections and models. A SCORE mentor, she leads workshops on pricing and funding strategies and the Funding Group; and co-authors its weekly Business Digest newsletter.

The lenders include:

Accompany Capital offers lending, credit and education for women, immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs, loans ranging from $500 to $250,000.
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union offers business loans and lines of credit, account services and tax preparation services for small businesses, loans ranging from $500 to $50,000.
Kiva crowdfunds loans for borrowers who are either financially excluded or creating social impact in their communities.
Mainvest. is an investment platform that connects brick and mortar businesses with investors in return for a share of revenues.
NAV uses technology to offer more user-friendly financial services to small businesses: business loans, SBA loans, microloans and lines of credit.
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Post Webinar Networking @6:15-7:15pm

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This fun, casual and lightly structured networking session will be moderated by Rebecca Maxwell, co-founder of Asentiv New York and founder of Conversations & Connections. Participants meet in small virtual rooms and get a chance to chat, connect and build relationships that will help you and your business.

Want help from a SCORE mentor?
SCORE mentors are available to discuss your business and help you sharpen your application. CLICK HERE to find a mentor in New York.

Did You Know

New York Women in Business has launched its directory of women-owned businesses on its website. Anyone can create a profile for free to search the directory for terrific women-owned businesses and register a business if you have been in business a year.

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