Break Through the Barriers of Small Business Financing


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  • Allows investors to invest between $1,000 to $10,000 in startups online.
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  • Break Through the Barriers of Small Business Financing

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    7. 7. Introducing<br />Hadassah Hickman<br />Vice President<br />New Equity Business<br /><br />
    8. 8. Breaking Through the Barriers of Small Business Finance<br />Finding funding for your business just got easier™<br />
    9. 9. Agenda<br />Types of Financing Products<br />Introduction to New Equity Business<br />Questions and Answers<br />Next Steps<br />
    10. 10. Types of Financing Products<br />Unsecured Loans<br />Credit Cards, Credit Lines, Merchant Cash Advance, & Person to Person loans<br />Secured Loans<br />Accounts Receivable, Purchase Order, Contract, Asset-based, 401K/Retirement, SBA, & USDA.<br />Equity<br />Angel, Mezzanine, Venture Capital, & Friends & Family<br />Grants/Awards<br />Business plan awards, grants, & recoverable grants<br />Employer tax credits, tax increment financing, & tax rebates.<br />Tax Incentives<br />
    11. 11. Crowdfunding <br />New funding platforms than have emerged during the recession.<br />IndieGoGo<br />Profounder<br />GoFundMe<br />KickStarter<br />PeerBackers<br />MicroVentures<br />
    12. 12. Peer to Peer (P2P) Financing<br />Prosper<br /><br />Lending Club<br /><br />
    13. 13. Crowdfunding/Peer2Peer Hybrid<br />MicroVentures<br /><br />
    14. 14. What is New Equity Business?<br />A free, single, integrated source for finding and accessing small business financing products<br />News and Feature Articles <br />Searchable Database of <br />Financing Products <br />Qualified Financing Specialists <br />
    15. 15. Why New Equity Business?<br />Who is actively lending? <br />Do I qualify?<br />What are my options?<br />How do I apply? <br />
    16. 16. New Equity Business<br />
    17. 17. Fill Out a Profile<br />
    18. 18. Conduct a Search and Review Results<br />
    19. 19. Narrow Your Search<br />
    20. 20. Review Detailed Information on Financing Products<br />
    21. 21. Connect to Financing Consultants<br />There are over 60 NEB Navigators who can help you secure financing.<br />
    22. 22. New Equity Business Original Content<br />
    23. 23. Stay Informed<br />
    24. 24. Daily News Update via Email<br />
    25. 25. 25<br /> Resources to Build Your Infrastructure<br />
    26. 26. Next Steps <br />Step 1<br />Log on to & fill out a profile <br />Step 2<br />Conduct a finance search<br />Step 3<br />Request a New Equity Business consultation<br />Review your consultation report and contact potential funding institutions.<br />Step 4<br />
    27. 27. Contact Us<br />For questions please contact:<br /><ul><li> Hadassah Hickman
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    29. 29. 312.705.6881</li></ul>To learn more about New Equity Business visit us at<br />Follow us on Twitter @newequitybiz<br />Join our discussion on Facebook<br />