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Tuesday, February 9 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Take the “Being Strapped” out of Bootstrapping (Hint: It’s all about the credit)

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Every startup CEO has assumptions about funding. And while there’s not a right or wrong way, there is a best and better way when it comes to lending.

Putting payroll on your personal credit card? Wondering why you got rejected for a loan? Yearning to learn how to get your business credit (that’s separate from your personal line)?

Hear thoughts from our industry expert panel on the subjects above, then break into small groups for a credit matchmaking “speed date” to understand and learn actionable steps of how to use credit to capitalize on emerging opportunities or deal with unexpected surprises in your business.

1.       Establish your business as a separate legal entity

2.       Build a business credit history

3.       Understand your business credit options

4.       Monitor your business credit regularly

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Jorge Brea

Jorge is the CEO of Symphonic Distribution, one of the leading independent partners for digital music distribution services to stores such as iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify and more.Because Jorge Brea wasn’t backed by a big record label a decade ago when he was a DJ and producer... Read More →
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Robert B. Chavarria

Robert B. Chavarria is the Senior Area Manager for the Tampa Bay South Florida District Alternate Work Site (AWS). In his capacity, Robert is responsible for SBA operations in a nine county Central Southwest Florida area that includes Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee... Read More →

Michael W. Fountain, Ph.D., MBA, FNAI

Michael W. Fountain serves as the Founding Director of the University of South Florida’s(USF) university-wide Center for Entrepreneurship, which delivers the University-wide Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, the Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies... Read More →
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Javier Marin

Javier Marin is one of the Assistant Directors at the Florida Small Business Development Centers at the University of South Florida. He holds an AAS in Business Administration from Middlesex County College and a BAS in Public Administration from Polk State College. His education also... Read More →

Tuesday February 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
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