Small Businesses Learn How to 'Find the Money' at Workshop

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     Entrepreneurs can learn how to “find the money” at a free workshop on Tuesday, May 28. The workshop is sponsored by Wells Fargo with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta as part of a national partnership.

    The seminar on lending and credit will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Atlanta Technical College’s Dennard Conference Center at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW.

    Register by phoning 404-659-1150, e-mailing tecinfo@ulgatl.org or going online to http://www.ulgatl.org.

    “We are so proud to sponsor this event with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta,” said Pamela Cross, senior community development officer for Wells Fargo. “There are many resources available, such as the Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Center to help small businesses start or grow their business, but business owners aren’t always aware of what’s out there.”

    Participants will hear from experts from several organizations, such as Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Invest Atlanta, and they will learn about the credit opportunities available for their businesses. In addition, participants will learn about financing options, crowd funding, small business loan programs and underwriting.

    Wells Fargo bankers and Urban League Entrepreneurship Center coaches will be available to answer questions. Lunch will be provided and there will be time for networking.

    “We are thankful that Wells Fargo is partnering with our Entrepreneurship Center to help reach the small business community by sponsoring this event,” Nancy Flake Johnson, president of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, said.

    “It’s so important for financial institutions to play their part in educating small business owners and providing access to the capital they need to launch, grow and expand. Working together, we support small businesses to create jobs for our community.”

    Wells Fargo’s sponsorship of this event is in conjunction with Small Business Appreciation Month. Wells Fargo gave $4,000 to fund the Atlanta event, which is one of five separate workshops that Wells Fargo is sponsoring with the National Urban League. Other events are taking place in Houston, Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Philadelphia.

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