Accessing local resources is an integral part of a successful small business growth plan. CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institutions) are lenders with a mission to provide fair, responsible financing to their communities that mainstream finance doesn’t traditionally reach. In this webinar we’ll hear from four CDFIs, one from each region of the country. Business owners will learn more about the programs and resources available to them and how to prepare to work with a CDFI.
Partnerships Manager, Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF)
Adriana Williams has been with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF) for over 7 years and currently serves as a Partnerships Manager. In her previous role at AOF, she worked with small businesses owners in helping them get access to capital. This included helping clients complete their loan packets and processing their loan applications.
At Liftfund, Ray Fox worked with small business owners to realize their financial goals. He focuses on SBA 7a & real estate lending for small businesses who are looking for loans up to $500,000 for startups, franchises, acquisitions, expansion, real estate, equipment and working capital.