How many small businesses can bootstrap it all the way? Laurie O’Hara will give a talk on:
• The many sources of funding for early stage businesses
• How microlending can help entrepreneurs start or grow small businesses into sustainable companies.
• How to finance the smart way and what mistakes to avoid.
$10 at the door for Non WORK Members – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK!
12-1 PM in the WORK Library. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Bio: Laurie O’Hara, Director of Business Development for Working Solutions oversees the successful program and has been instrumental in growing partnerships with local companies (like Bank of Marin) and nonprofits. Laurie personally sits on the Chamber’s Economic Vitality Committee, serves on the Marin County Child Care Council Board, the Canal Welcome Center Board and on the board of Zero Breast Cancer.
Working Solutions is a Community Development Financial Institution whose mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business. We prioritize serving low-income individuals, women, and minorities. We support microenterprise growth as a strategy to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build strong communities. We provide small business loans (microloans) from $5,000 up to $50,000, five years of post-loan business coaching and advising, and referrals to small business resources.