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Capital Connections

The Capital Connections program provides entrepreneurs with credit advice, business lending options, and referrals to service providers. This program consists of a comprehensive Access to Capital Kick-off Event, a series of business-focused roundtables, a Business Pitch Competition, Business Plan Workshop Series, Ducks in a Row Webinar Series, and the Money Smart for Small Business workshop series for ongoing education and development.

Captial Connections - Access to Capital Event

The Access to Capital Event is a wealth of resources and information. The event kicks off with the Access to Capital Resource Panel, which features financial professionals to answer your pressing questions. Breakout sessions offer a choice of three panels:

  • Business & Personal Credit-Worthiness panel
  • Traditional & Non-Traditional Business Loans panel
  • Angel & Equity Investments

Following the breakout sessions, attendees have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with seasoned lenders, bankers, angel investors, venture capitalists, and other technical assistance providers. This is also a great opportunity to network with the other small business owners or explore the expo booths to learn about our resource partners.


Capital Connections - Roundtables

Capital Connections Roundtables are great opportunities to connect with professionals in these industries and ask any questions your business may be facing.

  • Accounting
  • Business Plans
  • Business Credit
  • Marketing
  • Legal
  • Grants
  • Equity Investments

Money Smart for Small Business Workshop Series

This 14-week series delves into the ins and outs of business finances. The curriculum was created by FDIC to help small businesses enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Topics include:

  • Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You?
  • Planning for a Healthy Business
  • Banking Services
  • Organization Types
  • Time Management
  • Financial Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Strong Business Credit
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance
  • Tax Planning and Reporting
  • Selling Your Small Business
  • Succession Planning
  • Managing Cash Flow

Business Pitch Competition

Join us for a free workshop and business pitch competition! Learn what investors look for in the companies they finance. Then, you can either observe or participate in the Business Pitch Competition!

Learn more about the Business Pitch Competition

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