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Access To Capital 101: Funding Options To Start And Grow Your CO Business

February 5, 2017

Small Business Majority and the Community Enterprise Development Services (CEDS), invite you, the Somali Business Community, to join us for an interactive workshop about access to capital for small businesses in Colorado.

Through a free presentation, we will help you navigate the funding landscape focusing on microloans, crowdfunding, and reputable online lenders. We also will go over traditional forms of financing such as Community Banks, Credit Unions and SBA-backed loans. Further, the presentation will include funding options for members of the Muslim faith, including murabahah financing for business growth, acquisition and seed capital for new businesses.

Topics of discussion include:
An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA’s loan guarantee program and reputable online lenders
1. 5 C’s of credit
2. Key questions to consider when seeking funding
3. Tips to help determine the best option for your small business
4. The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights (BBOR)
5. Helpful tools and local resources
6. Small business lending and murabahah financing

For more information, please contact Alex Wise of CEDS @ (303) 569-8165 or You can also contact Tim Gaudette of Small Business Majority at (303) 960-5774 or

When: 1pm MT
Where: Eloise May Library
1471 South Parker Road
Denver, CO 80231


February 5, 2017
Event Category:


CO United States


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