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A National Small Business Week Forum
Get Money, Get Movin'...

Accessing Capital to Start and Grow Your Business With Non-Traditional Funding Resources

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WHAT/WHO:

In celebration of National Small Business Week, DC Health Link (DCHL) its business partners, the DC Chamber of Commerce (DCCC), the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and participating partners of the DC Health Link Small Business Braintrust will host a small business forum, “POWER UP DC 2016: Get Money, Get Movin’... Accessing Capital to Start and Grow Your Business With Non-Traditional Funding Resources.”

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave., NW
(Metro: Mt Vernon Sq. 7th St-Convention Center)

OBJECTIVES:

“POWER UP DC” is a unique opportunity for District of Columbia small business owners to:

  • Participate in a range of business-focused workshops that impact the bottom line
  • Learn about the small business marketplace provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the benefits of the health insurance options offered through DC Health Link
  • Gain access to business opportunities and connections to promote their business; and
  • Network and build business relationships with other owners, seasoned professionals and industry leaders

AUDIENCE:

Attending POWER UP DC 2016 Get Money, Get Movin’... is completely FREE! (Businesses in DC) It is the perfect venue for new and experienced small business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and practitioners in the non-profit community. Brokers, health insurance carriers, corporate funders, nonprofit professionals, and those doing business with small business owners are welcomed.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Check-In and Get Started! (Continental Breakfast and Networking)

Opening Plenary Session - Welcome, Greetings, and Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker - Denise Turner Roth – Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Workshops:

  • Track One: Preparing to Launch Your Business: Jumpstarting Your Business with Non-Traditional Funding - This session, developed specifically for small business start-ups, will present information about access to non-traditional financial resources such as community banking institutions, crowd funding, peer-to-peer lending, factoring, micro-loans, Internet-based lending, and other creative opportunities.
  • Track Two: Preparing to Grow Your Business: Don’t Stop Now, Keep It Moving - During this session, the participants will learn about traditional and non-traditional funding sources such as lines of credit, venture capital, angel funding, quasi-factoring, middle market bankers, federal credit unions, gap loans, SBA Guaranteed 7(A) loans, as well as niche marketing, technical assistance, regulatory updates, etc.
  • Track Three: Nonprofits: Financial Capacity Building - In this session, participants of the non-profit community will learn about financial resources such as grant opportunities in the local and federal government, corporate funding, gifts/donations, and loan financing.
  • Matchmaking: Meet-Up with Business Resources - Business owners will meet one-on-one with lenders, small business coaches and other resource representatives.

Closing Plenary Session - Lunch and Final Remarks by Special Guest (Get Movin’…)

Keynote Guest - Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, Mid-Atlantic Region

PARTICIPATING RESOURCE PARTNERS/BRAINTRUST:

The DC Health Link Small Business Braintrust includes: U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, DC Small Business Development Center Network Howard University, DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs’ Small Business Resource Center Business and Professional Licensing Administration, Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, Latino Economic Development Corporation, Washington DC Economic Partnership, and the Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation.

Small Business Braintrust Participating Partners

  • Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development
  • Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation
  • DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs’ Small Business Resource Center Business and Professional Licensing Administration
  • DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • DC Office of Partnerships and Grant Services
  • DC Small Business Development Center - Howard University
  • Latino Economic Development Corporation
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington DC Economic Partnership