Access To Capital For Small Businesses & Startups

Tue, Jul 25, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Start + Grow Your Business

Learn about Justine PETERSEN, a microlending program bringing access to capital in amounts up to $50K to small businesses and startups who qualify. Our presenter will review qualifications and share suggestions on what steps they should be taking moving forward to qualify for even more business capital. Presenters will also discuss credit building in order to connect with opportunities. Whether you're just getting started or already established, Justine PETERSEN can be a resource for working capital or equipment in the near future. 

About the Presenter:

Tristan Brown has worked with Justine PETERSEN for a little under two years. In that short timeframe, he has assisted over 200 small businesses within the Central Illinois region, providing access to over $2.7 Million in capital through Justine PETERSEN’s microloan product. Justine PETERSEN is Illinois’ largest microlender, with mission lending being the main concept. The program brings capital to those who traditionally and historically haven’t been able to access the resources they’ve needed to succeed.

Registration is encouraged. 

Start + Grow Your Business Series:

+ Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office Hours, Thursdays from 12–3 pm (except July 20)

  • Stop by Launch at the Library for SBDC Office Hours. Get your questions answered by Madeleine Wolske, SBDC Director.

Starting or growing your business?

Registration is closed.

Adults | Business

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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