Meeting Archive:
Small Business Money Matters: Access to Capital and Credit 101 for Women

Meeting Description:

Take part in National Women’s Small Business Month in October and join Small Business Majority’s Geri Aglipay, National Women’s Entrepreneurship Manager and guest Gerri Detweiler, Education Director at Nav on a free webinar for women small business owners. We will help you navigate the lending landscape and discuss how to build and leverage your personal credit in order to obtain financing and help your business grow. 


Topics of discussion include:


  • An overview of alternative lending options including community banks and credit unions, CDFIs and reputable online lenders
  • The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights
  • Overview on strategies to strengthen personal credit for financing
  • Key ways business credit is different from personal credit
  • Helpful tools and resources and Q&A





Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Geri Aglipay
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Geraldine “Geri” Sanchez Aglipay is the National Women's Entrepreneurship Manager on women's entrepreneur education and policy issues at a national level at Small Business Majority, and she also manages Small Business Majority's outreach, education and policy efforts in the Midwest region and Greater Chicago to enhance financial capacity and health security for small business owners, their employees and their families. As a former solo-entrepreneur, Geri is passionate about helping entrepreneurs strengthen their asset building and building an inclusive economy that works for all through entrepreneurship, especially for women, communities of color and the underserved.

Gerri Detweiler
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As an expert on credit issues, Gerri Detweiler helps individuals and business owners navigate the confusing world of consumer and small business credit, and she has been helping consumers find reliable answers to their credit questions for the over 20 years. She is currently the Education Director at Nav, Inc. a company that helps business owners manage their financial data and credit. Gerri has been interviewed for more than 3,000 news interviews including The Today Show, Dateline NBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Reader's Digest. She has also testified before Congress. As an educator, she is the author and/or co-author of six books. For three years, she was the host of a weekly radio program, Talk Credit Radio. Gerri holds a B.A. in International Business/Political Affairs from Taylor University and an M.A. in Adult Education/ Psychology from Vermont College.