This past June, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Smart Hustle Magazine, held an event in New York City called, Funding Your Passion & Financing Your Business: Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs. 

View the full agenda and event page here.

Knowing how important securing financing is for many small businesses, and how it is also one of the greatest struggles, they pulled together a mix of financial professionals, small business lenders and small business owners to share their tips and advice for finding and securing capital for your small business.

Big thank you to sponsors Infusionsoft, The Business Backer, VEDC and General Assembly.

Download your free guide, “The 8 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Next Funding“, from the Business Backer.

Summary and introduction to event

Keynote Speaker: Jeanne Sullivan, angle investor and adviser. Listen to her overview of how to obtain financing for your business.
Human relations and connections are KEY.

Justin Zawaly, Business Backer – opening comments and introduction (event sponsor)

Micro financing is important. Often for businesses who find it challenging to get other types of financing. Listen to the ins an outs of this knowledgeable panel.

Sharks, Stars and Angles – Here from Shark Tank contestant Lori Cheek, celebrity investor expert Arjun Raj and an an overview of seeking financing and investing from investor Kathryn Swintek. Here we have the individual presentations and the joint panel discussion.

Here from leaders of small business financing services  – OnDeck, Can Capital, Fundera, Biz2Credit and Merchant Cash and Capital.  Here we have the individual presentations and the joint panel discussion.



Smart Hustle Resources

5 Ways to Focus on Finances for the New Year

Healthy Finances for Entrepreneurs – 4 Ingredients

Partner with the Right Accountant to Stay Ahead of Your Finances

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