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Micro Lending Academy: Cash Flow Basics

This webinar will help train your staff on projections and give you a format for teaching projections to your business clients. We’ll answer questions such as: What is a cash flow projection? Why does a business owner need one? How is it different than a P&L projection? We’ll provide a couple of sample spreadsheets to ‘take with you’ to use with clients.

Abraham Lopez, YucaTech Technology Solutions

Abraham Lopez immigrated from Mexico in 1998, and worked hard to master English and earn an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, all to further his dream of opening his own electronics repair store. Thanks to help from Renaissance Marin and their Small Business Development Center, he is now the proud owner of YucaTech Technology Solutions.

Toni Ricci, Elite Dance and Performing Art Center

Toni Ricci had achieved her dream of owning her own dance studio, but she hit a wall when she couldn’t qualify for a bank loan. Luckily, VEDC was able to provide her a microloan and the business counseling she needed. Today, Elite Dance has doubled its staff and tripled its students.

2015 Annual Member Meeting Prep

For the member meeting we ask that you do two things: 1) make appointments with your legislators for the morning; and 2) read AEO’s white paper on Understanding the State of Technical Assistance for the afternoon discussion. Meetings with Legislators In the morning, after a short member meeting, we will give you tips, training and talking

Michael Shuman Biography

Michael Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012. Michael is currently Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets and a Fellow at