Small Business Finance Institute offers and supports events that provide financial education and mentorship to small business owners, lenders, investors, and advocates.


Stepping Up To Business

STEPPING UP TO BUSINESS is a conference targeting small business owners and entrepreneurs that brings together banking, finance, economic, and accounting experts in one place to provide face–to-face mentoring on how to fund your path to success. The event is organized by the Small Business Finance Institute, a non-profit business education enterprise based in Atlanta, GA. The first event was held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

This educational event provides an unprecedented opportunity for attendees to learn how to better finance their enterprise. The day-long conference features seasoned speakers, workshops, resource materials, one-to-one business counseling, and a panel discussion with Q&A with specialists from many financial markets who have many years’ experience working with small business. Attendees learn about:

  • Best practices for presenting deals to funders with a well-written business plan
  • Actual insights on how lenders / investors evaluate your proposal
  • How to improve understanding of financial statements and cash flow planning
  • Proven strategies to find funding sources including angel investors, SBA loans, working capital finance and micro loans

Balancing Act: A Dialogue on Public Debt and Fiscal Policy

Commemorating the 250th birthday of Albert Gallatin – one of the most prominent Swiss-Americans in history – a U.S. Congressman and the longest-serving Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

PANEL DISCUSSION and luncheon

Balancing Act: A Dialogue on Public Debt and Fiscal Policy

Thursday, February 10, 2011
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m

Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta
The event was hosted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta.

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