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Fox Valley Minority Women's Roundtable

Via Zoom

Event Description

The Fox Valley Minority Women's Roundtable will provide information and discussion about the various types of SBA funding, the latest updates on funding instruments, the application process, eligibility, and what increases your chance of getting to YES on your loan request.

Also explore, using the right tools, the right partners, and right resources, if government contracting is the next best step for your small business. A Question and Answer (Q&A) session will follow the presentations. To submit questions ahead of time, send them to

The Facilitator for the Fox Valley Minority Women's Roundtable is Francesca Hindmon. Ms. Hindmon is the Founder and CEO of Monarch Marketing.

Guest Speaker for the event is Carole Harris, Lead Economic Development Specialist for the SBA Illinois District Office. Ms. Harris's professional skills include experience in auditing and taxes, lending and underwriting loans, portfolio management, and government contracting. Harris is project manager for SBA's funded resource partners, and leads the Economic Development Team in Illinois. She is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and a Certified Government Financial Manager.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Dedicated to helping small businesses plan, launch, manage and grow.

SCORE mentors offer area-specific advice at no cost (financing, human resources, business planning) via email, telephone and video. SCORE mentors, all experts in entrepreneurship and related fields, meet with their small business clients on an ongoing basis to provide continued advice and support.  In addition, this nonprofit organization provides a wide range of services, including training, webinars, online workshops, courses on demand, and a library of online resources.

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