Funding Options for Hispanic Owned Businesses in the "Missing Middle" Gap


Date and Time

Thursday October 29th 2020
Starting @ 12:00 pm



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Hispanic-owned businesses are the fastest-growing entrepreneurs in the United States, and according to a study from Stanford University, they contributed approximately $500 billion in annual sales to our nation’s economy. Although they are becoming an economic force, the lack of access to capital continues to be one of the major factors blocking the progress and growth of Hispanic business owners. In this webinar, presented by CEO, SCORE Mentor and business funding expert Hannah Fernandez, you will gain a better understanding of the funding options that exist for small businesses in the "missing middle" gap, where the sought after capital amount is too small for a traditional bank or too big for a microfinance institution or nonprofit lender (typically between $50K-$2MM). Attendees will learn: The challenges faced by entrepreneurs gaining access to capital Alternative funding options available for small business owners who fall within the “missing middle” gap Best ways to increase your chances of getting funded Presented by: Hannah Fernandez Hannah Fernandez is the Founder and CEO of ROI Business Funding, a Chicago based company that funds startups and established small businesses across the United States and provides them with technical assistance to become fundable. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and has more than a decade experience in startups, sales, marketing, funding, business planning, and management leadership. Hannah is the first woman Chair of SCORE Chicago and served as the Chair of the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) Business Leadership Council for over 3 years. Register:


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