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Small Business Majority invites you to its webinar

Zero-percent interest, low-interest, and disaster loans for California small business owners

About this webinar

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

Please join Small Business MajorityKiva, SF Council District Merchants Association, Silicon Valley SBDC, California Capital FDC, Opportunity Fund, SCORE Silicon Valley, Alliance for Community Development, Pacific Community Ventures, Women's Business Center at JEDI, San Jose Public Library Works, SBDC Finance Center, the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and the SBA Sacramento District Office 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:

  • Update on state and federal assistance available to small businesses, including San Francisco and San Jose
  • Small Business Development Center updates, including SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for businesses being impacted by COVID-19
  • An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA's loan guarantee program, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • Kiva's 0% APR loan program
  • Borrower's Bill of Rights and Small Business Majority Lender Checklist
  • Q&A

Venturize.org is a free online resource hub for small business owners like you who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by nonprofit organization Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business. 

Venturize MatchFinder connects California small business owners to multiple responsible lending options like CDC Small Business Finance, Opportunity Fund, Pacific Community Ventures and Accion through one quick and easy form. 

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Chris Horton COVID 19 Disaster Relief Specialist @ SBDC Finance Center

    Chris Horton has expertise in credit, lending, banking services, commercial real estate acquisitions, financial planning, credit restoration and debt consolidation. Chris is the former Vice President of the Silicon Valley Organization and CEO of the Silicon Valley Laissez Faire Organization.

  • Guest speaker
    Bianca Blomquist CA Policy & Engagement @ Small Business Majority

    Bianca Blomquist manages policy and outreach operations in Norcal and works under the Vice President on national and statewide policy efforts. She is a former staffer for a member of the US House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC.

  • Team member
    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.

  • Guest speaker
    Heather Luzzi US Small Business Administration

  • Guest speaker
    Allie Lopez Business Advisor @ Silicon Valley SBDC

    "Allie" is a well-experienced business professional with 25 years of experience. As a business advisor for SBDC, she will bring her knowledge and hard work to helping entrepreneurs develop and expand their businesses.

  • Guest speaker
    Anne Lufkin Manager, Pacific Northwest @ Kiva

    Anne Lufkin is Pacific and Mountain Regional Manager at Kiva, U.S supporting Oakland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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