Get your company finances in tip top shape at the Capacity Building Conference

From upcoming contract prospects to potential County partnerships, business opportunities will be thriving at the upcoming 2016 Capacity Building Conference, set for March 4 and March 5 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to keynote lectures from top industry experts and the much anticipated Broward is Buying Expo, this special conference will also include a business financing clinic on Saturday, March 5, offering essential modules designed to provide a holistic boost to your enterprise. Check out the schedule below for these not-to-miss sessions.

Financing Your Business: A Strategic Approach

9:10 – 9:20 AM

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With presenter Michael Carn, President and CEO of MetroBroward

Michael Carn will provide a brief overview of how each of the morning’s financial clinic breakout sessions are designed to help you strategically plan for financing your business growth goals. Carn oversees the only CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) in Broward County providing loans to early stage small businesses that do not meet funding requirements of conventional banks

Equity Investment Capital

9:30 – 10:30 AM

This session will focus on raising equity financing as a way to fund your startup, how to align your business goals and objectives with those of potential investors, and the pros and cons of each method depending on your stage and type of business. It will also include an overview of recent developments on crowdfunding as a way to finance your startup.

Short-Term Capital and Lines of Credit

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Businesses need short-term capital and lines of credit to meet the day-to-day demands of operating without draining their bank accounts. Find out how short-term capital loans and lines of credit work to keep your cash flow positive.

Long-Term Working Capital

9:30 – 10:30 AM

A firm’s need for financing can vary significantly over the course of its development. Long-term financing for such necessities as acquiring new equipment, R&D, cash flow enhancement and company expansion may often be required. Explore the available types of long-term working capital loans that may set your business on a path to success. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of long-term vs. short-term loan financing options.

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