Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices April 7, 2016, 1:00pm EDT

Cash is the lifeblood of any business yet access to capital, managing business finances, and navigating sources of finance are some of the most challenging areas for business owners and can make or break any enterprise.

In conjunction with SBA's National Small Business WeekSam’s Club has teamed up with Small Business Majority’s Rhea Aguinaldo and Accion's Jennie Motto Mesterharm to help entrepreneurs and small business owners bring finance into focus for long term success. Participants will learn background on the small business loan market and providers as well as how to identify the right type of financial product for the business need.

The U.S. Small Business Administration's participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor's, donor's, grantee's, contractor's or participant's opinion's, products or services. All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons will disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance by contacting smallbusinessweek@sba.gov. Cosponsorship Authorization No. SBW 2016.

About the Presenter(s)

Jennie joined Accion as a Loan Officer in February 2013. Before coming to Accion, Jennie worked as an auditor of not-for-profits for a large national public accounting and consulting firm. During her time as an accountant, she earned her CPA designation and volunteered as a Spanish speaking tax preparer in Pilsen.

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