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woman with open signStarting and owning a business takes dedication. Micro-businesses are no exception.  In fact, these small businesses of one to five employees face a lot of challenges, from juggling administrative tasks to finding financing to grow.  Micro-businesses are vital to our local neighborhoods.  They are the “mom and pop,” independent, main-street staple that makes a difference in your community. They fuel a healthy economy.  If more effort and funds were put into developing these businesses we could turn the tide on unemployment in our nation.

“Starting a small business is one way individuals are dealing with unemployment.  But to thrive and grow these businesses, owners need coaching, capital and connections,” says Stacey Sanchez, senior community loan officer at CDC Small Business Finance.

With Small Business Saturday approaching, KPCC Southern California Public Radio, CAMEO and CDC Small Small Business Finance will come together Wednesday, Nov. 20, for a one-hour conversation micro-focused on the importance of micro-businesses and how to support them. This forum will include advice from finance experts and micro-business owners on ways be more successful, receive support and overcome obstacles.

Admission is FREE, but RSVP is required

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

474 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

For more info and to RSVP visit:

http://www.scpr.org/events/2013/11/20/1227/micro-business-means-business/

UPDATE:

If you were unable to attend the event live, you can view the full recording through the link below:

http://new.livestream.com/kpcclive/micro-business-means-business/videos/35245876

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