Jan 20: Entrepreneurship Workshop: Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities

January 20, 2016
Entrepreneurship Workshop:  Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Presenter:  Jerry Knotts
Register and pay at www.ieee-bv.org/meet/2016-01-workshop

Angel investors and Venture Capital groups are not the only sources of financing for entrepreneur startups and growth companies. There is a cornucopia of approaches available to viable entrepreneur opportunities.

Over the past few years, a number of alternate financing approaches have been introduced and are available.

This presentation will discuss many of the new and a few of the old alternate financing approaches such as: SBIR/STTR, Private Equity, Asset Based Lending, Project (Customer) Financing, Crowd Funding, Factoring, Investment Bankers, SBA Loans, SBIC financing, Accounts Receivable lending, Equipment sales Lease Back and others. The discussion will include the steps to take to prepare and some potential sources.

Hopefully, if you have a viable entrepreneur opportunity and have taken the steps to prepare: (1) created a viable business proposition (business growth plan); (2) know the amount of financing needed; (3) identified the uses of  financing; and (4) are suitably qualified, there is an approach that should be considered.

Come to “Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities” and learn about the available approaches and how to successfully obtain financing.

About the Instructor
Jerry Knotts
is the President/CEO of the California Coast Venture Forum and President of J.E. Knotts & Associates. He has more than 30 years successful experience in small, medium and large sized defense and aerospace low and hi-technology companies. He served as Vice-President/General Manager, Defense Electronics Division, California Microwave and Vice-President, American Nucleonics Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Counselors, California Lutheran University School of Business; a member of the SoCalBio Investor Conference Company/Company Screening Board; and a mentor for the LARTA Institute. Jerry has notable achievements in general business management, strategic planning, and business development. As a consultant. He serves on numerous Corporation Boards and provides strategic and financial planning services to small and medium sized companies. His academic background includes a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from Penn State University; an MBA from Auburn; and graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), and Air War College. Jerry is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer.

CLU Swenson Center, Room 101
California Lutheran University
141 Faculty Street
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Visitors may park on CLU streets after 7 PM without a permit.  Before 7 PM, we recommend that you park in the G1 visitor lot on the southwest corner of Olsen and Mountclef, and walk to the Swenson building.  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots, and do not park in the areas marked “Homeowner Parking Only”.

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