No-cost Teleseminar for entrepreneurs, writers, coaches and artists who want to know the truth about where and how to find funding for their businesses. Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Time: 6:00 pm. ET Cost: Free
Banks all across the U.S. Are tightening the purse strings making access to small business credit more difficult. The housing market is the worst slump in over 30 years. Weekly unemployment numbers arenʼt getting lower. International trade has slowed.
For small businesses, entrepreneurs and people who want to start their own businesses as a kind of insurance policy against being given a pink slip in the near future - all of this paints a gloomy picture. Especially for businesses that need business capital to grow or expand.
“There is funding for small businesses available, and not all of it requires the traditional funding method of going to your bank, hat in hand, saying, “Please sir, may I have a little more.” says Cheryl Antier, CEO of Dream Weaver Enterprises. “What many business owners donʼt realize is that there are many ʻcreative sourcesʼ of business capital available to entrepreneurs, that come in form of small business grants, or government funded programs where entrepreneurs can end up with exactly what they need or want.”
Antier is hosting a no-cost teleseminar to answer questions and explain the many options that entrepreneurs have for flooding their businesses with the business capital they need so theyʼre not just ʻsurvivingʼ but thriving - even during the slow economic recovery.
During the teleseminar, sheʼll cover topics such as:
• Just one of many government organizations that provides up to a $10,000 small business grant. This program has two main requirements, and one of them is that the entrepreneur has been hit by the economic downturn. (This is an excellent program for artists, writers, work-at-home moms, and people who will be sole proprietors in many different fields.) Sheʼll also discuss why, in this particular case, “less is more”.
• Where small business owners can go to get help paying the salaries of additional staff people, such as administrative or sales people. In most cases, up to 50% of the salary will be covered for up to one year, and in some cases, the program will provide more than one employee.
• How entrepreneurs can get funding for continuing education programs, to update their computer equipment, buy a vehicle, or for things like inventory, equipment or other needed supplies for their business. These are grant funds that do not have to be paid back.
• Exactly where to go to get an attorney, accountant or other business advisor who will work with you for free and help you in setting up or expanding your business. Also how to find a top notch ʻdream teamʼ of advisors sometimes from Fortune 500 companies or others who will help you with specific business issues or questions - all for free.
• How to get cheap or free rent when you need meeting, office, retail or warehouse space, along with office equipment and staff.
• And finally, sheʼll also touch on the new wave of funding methods that so many writers, artists, small business owners and entrepreneurs with a new business idea are starting to use that has nothing to do with traditional funding methods such as banks, venture capitalists or angel investors - in fact, this is perfect for companies that donʼt fit the ʻtraditional funding profileʼ for those types of funds.
The teleseminar is free, and participants can even ask questions after registering, about their own business situations, which will be answered during the program. Participants also receive an interactive handout and can access a recording of the call after the teleseminar is over.
To register, go to: http:creativebusinesscapital.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Creative Business Capital is a new type of membership program for entrepreneurs, artists, coaches and others who want to start or grow their own businesses, but donʼt know where to find the sources of business capital to help fund it. The program offers 8 modules which include 2 guest speakers per month who are experts in the monthly topic, video training, fill-in-the-blank templates, checklists, worksheets and live, interactive training calls.
Participants also receive email support and ʻ911-skype-inʻ days, where they can ask specific questions.
Cheryl Antier is the CEO of Dream Weaver Enterprises. She gave up the corporate grind to follow her own dream, and now works from her home on the French Riviera, where she helps her clients find the funding they need to grow their own lifestyle business.