SBEC Entrepreneur News for October

SBEC Friends of the Center Luncheon

Wednesday, October 25, 2017   11:45am to 1:15pm
1215 El Prado Ave., Torrance, CA

Meet local entrepreneurs and other SBEC friends for our monthly Networking Luncheon. We’ll be introducing our outstanding mentors and cohort companies each month, giving you a chance to learn from their experience as entrepreneurs.

We’re on a roll with amazing presentations, and October will be a really special Friends Meeting. We’ll be running a workshop on pitching your business, with the venerable SBEC Mentor Joe Platnick showcasing one of our Pitch Training companies. See the before-and-after of our program. Sign up if you want to go through the training too.

Free parking. A no-host (you pay) lunch will be available. Reserve your spot!

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SBEC Access to Capital 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   8:00am to 11:00am
Torrance Cultural Arts Center | Garden Room | 3330 Civic Center Drive | Torrance, CA 90503

For entrepreneurs and company founders, it all begins with the vision for a new idea that will change the world. But how do you finance that vision and create a sustainable business? In Southern California entrepreneurs are often unaware of the many options available for financing a small business or startup. Enter “SBEC Access to Capital 2017” to help find a worthwhile path.

This seminar, part of the South Bay Entrepreneurial Center’s (SBEC) education program for entrepreneurs, will help company founders and executives learn how to overcome the unique financing challenges that face startups and small businesses. The event will provide information on different sources of capital for small businesses and their advantages and disadvantages, including angel funding, venture capital, crowdfunding, bank loans, Small Business Administration (SBA) Lenders and government grants and loan programs.

Tickets go on sale October 6.

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