Financial Center of Excellence

Ask the Experts: Financial Insights to Grow Your Business

Four out of every 10 businesses in the United States are now women-owned, according to the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. These businesses employ 8 percent of the total private sector workforce and contribute 4.3 percent of total revenues. While the number of women owned small businesses continues to grow, female entrepreneurs still struggle to secure funding for long-term success. In fact, women owned businesses only receive 4.4 percent of total small business loan dollars and women in business report that a lack of capital/cash flow is a top challenge today.

Come learn about the funding alternatives available for Women’s Business Enterprises and how to make your business bankable. Get connected to experts in the industry with 1:1 financial coaching and learn what are the most effective approaches to funding in order to accomplish your business goals.


Funding Alternatives for Women- Owned Businesses

While women-owned businesses only receive 4.4 percent of total small business funding, the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express has shown that lenders everywhere are seeing the significant impact of women-owned businesses on the economy and society. The good news is that many organizations are working to make it easier for women-owned businesses to obtain traditional and non-traditional financing options. Join a conversation with financial experts to learn about your funding alternatives.

Join Panelists from Capital One, Wells Fargo & Co., the Small Business Administration, and Linda Hamilton, CPA, LLC, Certified Public Accountants & Strategic Advisors.

Being Bankable

Banks are looking for opportunities to enable clients to grow their businesses and responsible lending is a key enabler for growth. Come hear from experts on how your business can become more bankable and learn what women-owned businesses need to know and do when considering financing.

Presented by Bank of America.


Cash Flow Game

The objective of this workshop is to highlight the difference between profit and cash generation. Cash flow is determined largely by buying and selling terms of a business. A highly profitable company can have significant cash flow issues. For this exercise we will use a company that is a manufacturer of food products that has trade support from suppliers and provides credit terms to their customers. We focus on the differences in cash flow based on the varied buying and selling terms.

Presented by Sean Chrysostom, Financial Access Educator, Community Development Banking, Capital One

1:1 Consultations with Bankers

Bankers and industry experts from member companies of the WBENC Financial Services Advisory Board will be on hand to review your funding options, provide suggestions, and answer questions about your funding plans and future needs.

Presented by Bank of America, Capital One and Wells Fargo & Co.

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