Financing Your Business
Launching and building your business takes money. Discover what sources of funding are available for both start-ups and established small businesses, and review loans, bootstrapping, credit cards, investors, grants, crowd-sourcing and more. We’ll also discuss personal credit and credit repair, and their impact on getting funded. Ka-ching!
Joanne Simons is an educator and an entrepreneur who works with business owners and individuals that are thinking of starting a business to help them plan, market, and manage their companies effectively and profitably. She has developed special expertise in small business marketing -- developing a practical, simple, effective marketing approach that can be adopted successfully by the most timid marketers. She has taught in the Small Business Management program in several state technical colleges, and for the past 20 years trained almost 600 people across the Twin Cities in small business management, marketing, finance, and planning for an economic development organization. Joanne holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism-Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota and Bachelor’s Degree in English German from Hamline University. She has also been a certified instructor in Small Business Management in the MnSCU Technical College system