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Banks

CAMEO’s Carrot Fund: Loans to Lenders

The California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) received funding from Capital One to create the Carrot Fund, which offers loans to Community Development Financial Institutions

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Nonprofit Financial Management

Over the course of the year, I’ve worked with a nonprofit organization on financial management.  The organization had experienced some losses, the board had not

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Business Development

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

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Business Development

Spark Lending Platform

Spark Lending Platform I’ve had several meetings with Nick Elders, Vice President of Technology Solutions and Services at Community Reinvestment Fund about their online small

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Crowdfunding
Susan's Corner

Crowdfunding

Converts Social Capital into Currency Crowdfunding is an option for small business owners who have clients with a large, engaged online networks, but who can’t

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Financial

Local Investing

Local Investing Here is a great story from Mendocino County – social impact lending using a Direct Public Offering (DPO) in which an investment opportunity

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CDFI

Opportunity Fund

  Opportunity Fund, a CDFI based in San Jose that I’ve had the pleasure of working with on several projects, is impressive. They closed 1,500

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Business Development

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

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Authentic

Authentic Communication

As my blog posts and client lists attest to, most of my consulting practice revolves around small business and community development. I was at a

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Authentic

More Flawless Consulting

I participated in a Peter Block webinar based on his book, Flawless Consulting. As I’ve written in a previous post, his authentic-communication-with-compassion approach is refreshing.

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Susan's Corner

CAMEO Microlending Forum

I facilitated CAMEO’s Microlending Forum in San Francisco where we digested the results of the Excellence in Lending assessment project I’ve been heading up for

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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

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