Park Slope Small Business Forum are tackling the issue of funding your small business ideas next week. If you are a Park Slope small business person or if you have a great idea you are working on, you may want to drop by this free event. Here are the details:
How Crowd-Funding and Microlending Can Boost Your Business and Fund Your Dream Project.
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 from 7.30pm
Two Moon Art House and Cafe
Jay Lee is one of the founders of Small Knot, a local, social lending platform. Through Small Knot, people can invest in their own communities by giving a social loan to a locally-owned small business. Jay will give some background on Small Knot and explain how your local business can become a recipient of funds through Small Knot.
Tim Sutton is a filmmaker, educator and founding director of Video Kid Brooklyn - a film school for NYC youth. He is also the recipient of over $40,000 from Kickstarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Tim will talk about his experiences with the Kickstarter process and his formula for success.
Erica Dorn is the Business Development Officer for Accion, a microlending organization that has provided financing to over 20,000 small businesses. Erica develops strategic partnerships that provide emerging small businesses with expert coaches and PR opportunities in addition to credit-building financing to grow healthy businesses.
Find out how you can:
- Get your creative idea funded.
- Get support from your local community for your business.
- Get needed start-up funds to grow your business
- Learn tips and tricks on tapping into the social lending world.
Limited space, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking from 7.30pm, speakers start at 8pm.