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Monthly Program - October 2005

What Every Business Woman Should Know About
the BMWC Myth (Borrow Money Without Collateral)

Business lending can be full of twists and seem unfriendly. This discussion will squelch the myths and simply illustrate the abundant types of capital and qualifying criteria for women owned businesses. You'll leave feeling empowered and informed on alternative and longer-term financing. We'll even direct you to outside support and technical assistance programs specializing in working with women just like you.

About the Speakers

Arthur Washington
Vice President & Senior Underwriter, Northern California Small Business Financial Development Corp.

Arthur knows all about small business planning and financing, having authored Business Plans for Financing, The Credit Survival Guide and Finding Money for Your Business. Formerly an SBA loan officer, he's a savvy and skilled VP-Senior Underwriter at Nor-Cal FDC in Oakland, which administers the California State Loan Guaranty Program to 9 Bay Area counties, providing loan guarantees to lenders making loans to small businesses of all types.

Susan Reynolds
Loan Project Manager, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Community Development

Working in the Mayor's Office can be challenging with the multitude of changes, but Susan Reynolds is consistent and revels in creating financing and technical assistance offered to small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs. She excels in making business loans via partnerships coupled with local community-based organizations. The primary purpose of the MOCD is to make small business loans available to San Francisco businesses unable to obtain financing through the traditional channels.

Date: Thursday October 13,2005

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Cocktails; 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Dinner and Networking

Cost: Pre-registration only – $40/members, $50/guests

Location: The World Trade Club, behind the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Valet Parking available  (map and directions

Register: Online at www.middleastwomen.org/register.html; or
email: [email protected]