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Women Entrepreneurs Huddle – Getting the funding we need (New Date)
May 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Susan Seah, CEO & Founder of The Koa Club and special featured guests
This is part of the 2022 series of quarterly Women Entrepreneurs Huddle meetings. The objectives of these Huddle meetings are to have members of The Koa Club who are founders and entrepreneurs meet on a quarterly basis to discuss challenges they may be facing, share insights and guidance from knowledge and experiences gained along the way through their endeavors, and generally provide a supportive forum for one another. The goals for attending this Huddle would be to help our women founders and entrepreneurs to:
- Become more knowledgeable and effective business-owners
- Make better informed decisions
- Understand how to obtain funding and other needed resources
- Sharpen their visionary thinking
- Overcome self-doubt and other common fears
- Identify potential issues facing their businesses
- Validate business ideas
- Deal with human capital related issues
- Learn how to maintain a manageable work life balance
We will invite special guests to attend who can provide valuable insights, information or resources to the Huddle.
Who Can Attend & Fee
- Free for all members of The Koa Club and their guests
- Event limited to members of The Koa Club and their guests
Location/ Date & Time
Online via Zoom only:
***** The Zoom link will be provided in your RSVP confirmation email. Once registered for the event, you can also click to join the event directly from the event page after you have logged into your membership portal*******
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (New Date)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pmPT/5:30pm-7:00pmMT/6:30pm-8:00pmCT/7:30pm-9:00pmET
Meeting will last 60-90 minutes, depending on how much information we were able to cover within an hour.
For this quarter’s Huddle discussion, lets share insights on how women entrepreneurs can successfully obtain the funding for their business. Here is an interesting article titled “Challenges Facing Women-Owned Businesses” by One Deck that states regarding funding for women:
“The average size of a loan for women-owned businesses is 31 percent less than for male-owned businesses. The difference can be attributed to a variety of factors. In some cases, female business owners are choosing to finance their businesses with their own capital and personal savings. 61 percent of female entrepreneurs choose to fund their businesses with personal finances rather than business finances.”
That is a bit of depressing news but lets probe this piece of information deeper.
- What’s stopping us from seeking the funding we need?
- What are the different types of funding we should consider for our business?
- Are there funding specially available for women and can these funding sources be easily accessed?
- What are smart steps we can do to ensure we get the funding we need?
- What personal experience have you encountered with this issue that you can share with others in the Huddle so we can all learn from your experience.
We look forward to having you at this Huddle meet!