Well things are popping in Harlem on a business level, and I must say it is about time that the Urban Capital of the World began to think about small business. For such a long time People of Color have mainly been consumers. That being said, there are many of us who are in business for ourselves but not enough of us who actually understand the process of credit, lending and finance. Those tools are the ones that will enable us to take our ventures to the next level and create true wealth for our families, our communities and our country.
Harlem Community Development Corporation, along with Citibank will be sponsoring a ‘Small Business Lending Fair and Panel Discussion’. The focus will be on getting the nuts and bolts of what the banks want in order to get that line of credit or financing you need. It will focus on micro lending and credit; that is a great way to get you ‘bankable’ for your next phase of funding. The good people from HCDC and Citibank are providing breakfast meaning, that there will be more than just finger foods!!! smile.
In all seriousness, the fair will give you the opportunity to meet face to face with bankers who want to get you funded, so come out, it will be worth your time. It’s an investment in your company that you need to make.
The fair will be held Wednesday, May 18th from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the Harlem State Office Building located at 163 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor. By the way,it is FREE!!! To register call 212-961-4100.