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Small Business Majority invites you to their webinar

Funding updates for Inland Empire small businesses impacted by COVID-19

About this webinar

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, many Inland Empire small businesses have questions about funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time.

Please join Small Business Majority, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce, AmPac Business Capital and CDC Small Business Finance for a free and interactive presentation on the current small business funding landscape and funding options to help entrepreneurs and small business owners in California.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Updates on Inland Empire region, state and federal assistance available to small businesses 
  • Small Business Development Center updates, including SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for businesses being impacted by COVID-19
  • An overview of Covered California and deadline extension 
  • An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA's loan guarantee program, community banks, credit unions and CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • How to avoid predatory lenders and the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights 
  • Updates on federal policy proposals and our recommendations to immediately help small businesses
  • Venturize and other helpful tools and resources, Q&A

We are posting daily updates to our COVID-19 resource page with useful information about the ways small businesses can prepare for the economic impact their business may experience as a result of the outbreak.

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    Kevin Gbolie

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    April Lewis Loan Officer @ CDC Small Business Finance

    A not-for-profit with a passion for helping small businesses grow and create jobs in CA, AZ, and NV. We offer a variety of low-interest financing that fit the needs of small businesses no matter where they are in the growth cycle.

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    Pepi Jackson President @ Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce

    Pepi Jackson leads the RCBCC as the CEO/President. An award-winning business and social innovation leader, Pepi has been instrumental in increasing RCBCC’s programmatic impact by 80% and introduced new and important measures to demonstrate the holistic impact of the program.

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    Mark Herbert VP, California @ Small Business Majority

    Public policy and government affairs leader who believes in the power of opportunity. I love tackling fast-paced complex problems through stakeholder engagement while driving public policy solutions.

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    Paul Granillo President/CEO @ Inland Empire Economic Partnership

    A native of the Inland Empire, Paul was born and raised in Redlands. In 2010, Paul became President & CEO of IEEP, and restructured the organization with a vision for bettering the quality of life and business climate of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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    Hilda Kennedy Founder/President @ AmPac Business Capital

    Ms. Kennedy is the President and Founder of AmPac Business Capital a nonprofit economic development corporation certified by the SBA. AmPac is the SBA’s first faith-based certified lender in the country.

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    Paul Nolta Assistant Director @ Inland Empire Small Business Development Center

    Our center has served as a one-stop point of contact for businesses in the Inland Empire and delivers services through traditional one-on-one counseling ,workshops, and links to resources.

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    Small Business Majority

    Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy.

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