The featured panel discussion was ‘Thinking Outside the Bank,’ a discussion on alternative financing products for small business owners that are using technology to deliver capital financing.Lisa Robinson of ACE presents a thorough explanation of the availability of micro financing to small business owners.Lara Hodgson,, makes a point about how small businesses can accidently become banks for other businesses if their accounts payable grow too fast.Andy Fried of Small Business Development Center @ Kennesaw State University explains how to create of winning business plan.Andrew Tate (Southface) and Patrick Rary (Metro Chamber) listen intently to learn how to get more information from a business financial statement.Anngie Jenkins, David Anderson and Sandra Skeens explain the finer points of recovering and maintaining a positive consumer credit score.Ashby Green (Tradebank Atlanta), Eric Moran (Creative Loafing) & Henry Sossa (Southern Barter Club) explain how barter exchanges can provide businesses with a valuable tool to conserve capital.

Stepping Up to Business

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Atlanta, GA

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SBFI presents STEPPING UP TO BUSINESS, a conference to teach small business owners and entrepreneurs about financing a business. This event brings together bankers, investors, and accountants to provide mentoring on how to fund your path to success.

Learn how to find funding for your business from professionals who have produced $ billions of small business financing.

Full Conference Registration
Advance Registration (before December 1, 2012) $150.00
Full Conference Registration (includes all sessions) $225.00
Partial Registration Options
Morning Sessions (General + Workshops 1 & 2 + Lunch program) $125.00
Afternoon Sessions (Workshops 3 & 4 + Speed Dating for Capital) $125.00

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