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Small Business Growth Resources Workshop: Financial Resources

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

Join Small Business Majority and Justine PETERSEN us for an interactive workshop where we’ll help you learn how to optimize your credit score, spot signs of predatory and payday lending and easily access capital for your business. 

The mission of Justine PETERSEN is to connect institutional resources with the needs of low- and moderate-income families and individuals in order to help them build assets and create enduring change. We champion this mission through financial education, credit building, housing counseling, and small business technical assistance and lending.

Other topics in this series:

Retirement Resources

This workshop will cover topics such as the U.S. retirement savings gap and a summary of common retirement paths for entrepreneurs to help you and your employees save for the future and secure your finances.
Health Resources

In this presentation, we’ll explain what the healthcare law means for small businesses, and how repealing the ACA (or “Obamacare”) could impact employer-sponsored coverage for small firms and individual coverage for the self-employed. Additionally, we’ll provide examples of easy and affordable wellness programs that can benefit the health of your business and employees, and provide you with a guide to increase your health literacy.

Find a date for an upcoming webinar on our Missouri events page.

Date: Wed, Sep 13, 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 Officer (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.