Meeting Archive:
Small Business Growth Resources Workshop: Financial Resources (Missouri)

Meeting Description:

Small business owners—do you need help accessing financial, health or retirement resources to boost your bottom line and provide robust employee benefits? Join Small Business Majority and Justine PETERSEN at our free event to learn about resources that can benefit your small business.
We know that employees and employers who are financially fit and able to save for their futures will be happier, healthier and more confident, all of which can lead to increased productivity, a better work environment and a stronger bottom line for business owners. 

Today's Presentation: Financial Resources

  • Optimizing your credit score 
  • Spotting signs of predatory and payday lending 
  • Alternative forms of capital for your business
  • Navigating the CDFI lending process
Other topics in this series: Health and Retirement Resources
  • Implementing low-cost / no-cost workplace wellness programs
  • Improving your health literacy 
  • Accessing free local resources and mentoring
  • Exploring convenient retirement saving options
Find a date for an upcoming webinar on our Missouri events page.
In Person Presentations
If you are in the St. Louis or Springfield area, attend one of our upcoming in-person workshops where we cover all topics and offer the chance to network with other business owners and connect with business assistance providers that can help grow your small business.


For more information contact Bill Ray at

Date: Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
William Ray, Missouri Outreach Manager (Small Business Majority)
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William Ray works out of Small Business Majority's St. Louis office to manage the organization's outreach and business development efforts in Missouri. William is committed to developing and maintaining relationships with the business community and advocating for policies that create greater opportunities for small business growth. 

Prior to joining Small Business Majority, William ran his own contracting business, worked as Community Engagement Director for the County Executive of St. Louis County, and most recently served as Director of Communications and Business Development for the business licensing office in the City of St. Louis. William has extensive experience serving on local boards and commissions that impact business development in the St. Louis region. 

Galen Gondolfi, Chief Communications Offices (Justine PETERSEN)
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Galen Gondolfi is Chief Communications Officer with S. Louis-based Justine PETERSEN, a nationally recognized asset development organization and microlender.  In his 15 years with Justine PETERSEN, Galen has held positions in housing, microlending and most recently communications and development.


Galen routinely speaks publicly on the issues of microfinance, community-driven economic development and the plight of the underbanked; he has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg and American Banker, among other media outlets. Galen has previously worked for community development organizations in Chicago, Boston and Washington DC.