Open for Opportunity Webinar Series: Part Two, "Breaking Down Barriers"

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Thursday, September 1, 2022; 2:00pm - Thursday, September 1, 2022; 3:30pm
IFA Foundation

Breaking Down Barriers: Financial Readiness and Accessing Capital in Diverse Communities

Credit and capital are the lifeblood of small businesses and often dictate whether a business can get off the ground, expand, and thrive. However, capital continues to be a significant problem for small businesses, especially those that are owned by women and people of color. This educational session will share insights and strategies for how Veteran, women, and minority-owned businesses can prepare themselves for their capital access journey as well as discuss financing options focused on supporting diverse entrepreneurs.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Key financial elements in franchise ownership
  • Understanding the role of franchise brands and what they are looking for from future owners
  • Financial readiness and literacy – both in general and related to franchising
  • Pathways to financing for minority entrepreneurs, including
    • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
    • The Small Business Administration
    • The role of traditional and local banks in franchise financing
  • Answers to your questions about challenges you face accessing capital