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Cultivate Works! 7 Sources Of Business Cash To Start, Grow & Survive – Hocking Hills In Person

Have you explored all 7 potential funding sources for your startup or existing business?

Are you one of the 74% of small businesses that have been turned down for a bank loan?

Should you be leery of accepting alternative lender & merchant card cash advances?

Join Matt Yerkes, Executive Director of Cultivate for a 60-minute explanation of the business funding landscape. Matt will present realistic funding sources for startups & established companies, explain what they require from the business owner and assistance that is available.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the landscape of funding options that apply to your situation and what lenders & investors look for and expect of you.
  • What options are available for those with credit issues or who are trying to make a fresh start?
  • Are you a candidate for seed investment or successfully execute a crowdfunding campaign?
  • When is the best point of the startup cycle to access credit?
  • What dangers should you avoid when working with a lender?

About Cultivate

Cultivate is a nonprofit entrepreneur support organization that has been advising, training & connecting entrepreneurs from our business incubators since 2016. Cultivate continues to expand to reach aspiring entrepreneurs, small businesses and assist communities throughout Ohio.

We help entrepreneurs to keep building a better business with training programs, referral connections, tools, resources and business incubator facilities that are suited for each community. These incubators and advising centers are operated in collaboration with community partners, the Cultivate board, strategic members and our staff. Services to each community are supported with local funding that often is from the county, chamber, city, grants and local businesses.

Our core business trainings are centered around three main areas of the entrepreneur's journey: Business launch, Business growth and managing cash/access to capital. Tracking our impact is essential for each community collaboration. Currently, we serve 142 members with 988 jobs, $34 million in member revenues and 60% of our membership are women-owned businesses. Cultivate is managing growth to one new member a week.

Speaker: Matt Yerkes Founder of Cultivate

Matt Yerkes has been an entrepreneur for 20 years and founded Cultivate based on the belief that for most of us, entrepreneurship is the best opportunity that we have to change the trajectory of our life in a way that will impact our family for generations.

Matt’s entrepreneur experience has been rooted in marketing, web and software technology but has also included commercial real estate development, hospitality, food service and nonprofits. Matt volunteers each year to advise hundreds of entrepreneurs and present 50 training presentations that reach over 1,000 entrepreneurs.

RSVP: Event is free. Registration is required.

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