Small Business Valuation

Small Business Valuation Lately I’ve been consulting with people on selling their businesses. The first challenge is facing the realities of business valuation. Entrepreneurs love their businesses and have invested…

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Training the Business Trainers

Using CDBG funds, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) runs a business development program for low and moderate incomes residents.  To deliver services they contract with about a dozen organizations that…

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Growing Businesses

I am working with growing businesses through JEDI’s Power Up Program, offering business and financial management tools. My part of the training covers the financial management tools: Analyzing the Past…

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Business Lending Webinars

This month, I designed and delivered a three-part webinar series for small business community lenders in California. The goal of the series was to provide ongoing staff development and increased…

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Microlending Primer

The Council of Development Finance Agencies asked me to give their membership an introductory webinar on microlending and the Do-It-Yourself economy. CDFA members are state, county and municipal development finance…

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New Women’s Business Center

I teamed up with Joy Taylor and Nancy Swift of Jefferson Economic Development to write an application for a Women’s Business Center designation, and it was chosen! Great news for…

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Wells Fargo and California CDFIs

I participated in a meeting hosted by Wells Fargo who gathered a number of member CDFIs in Sacramento on June 18th for a dynamic conversation about the state of small…

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