Meeting Archive:
Access to Capital 101: Funding Options to Start and Grow Your Business

Meeting Description:

Are you having trouble obtaining funding for your business?


Through this free national webinar, Small Business Majority and Kiva will help you navigate the funding landscape and connect you with resources to help you obtain the capital you need to start and grow your business.

Kiva, a nonprofit organization that connects small business owners with 0% interest loans, is joining our webinar to help educate entrepreneurs about responsible lending options. Kiva will discuss their unique role in the lending marketplace and how they focus on helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. 


Additional topics of discussion include:

  • An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA's loan guarantee program, community banks and credit unions, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights
  • Key questions to consider when seeking funding
  • Tips to help determine the best option for your small business
  • Helpful tools and resources 

For more information about funding options, visit our Small Business Access to Capital Resource Portal at

A question and answer period will follow.
For more information about funding options, visit our Small Business Access to Capital Resource Portal at
Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to focus on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses today. We actively engage small business owners  to drive smart public policy and get entrepreneurs the resources they need to thrive. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with our rapidly growing network of 40,000+ small business owners across the country to ensure their voices are an integral part of the public policy debate. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. 
Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Tim Gaudette, Outreach Manager
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As an Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority, Tim Gaudette directs outreach and development efforts in Colorado from our Denver office. Tim works to build and maintain relationships with small business owners, organizations and foundations. Before joining Small Business Majority, Tim worked at a small business in Denver and his background includes significant finance and investment-related work in the regulatory, research and sales areas in Denver, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Tim also served as chairman and board member for the all-volunteer board of the Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Tim is a member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Leadership Denver class of 2009. Tim has degrees from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the University of Exeter in the UK.

Adam Kirk, head of Marketing, KIVA US
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After several years in the product world, Adam joined Kiva in 2015 and is building out Kiva's U.S. marketing program. Adam is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Albania from 2010-2012 and sitting on the Board of Directors for Friends of Albania, a non-profit that finances small, community-driven projects in Albania from 2013-2016. Adam has an MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA from the University of British Columbia.