1. What Everyone Ought to Know about Being a Small Business Owner

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    Have you ever dreamed of turning your childhood lemonade stand into a profitable business? Come listen to two local Bay Area entrepreneurs talk about how they turned their dreams into reality by starting their own businesses. You’ll cry after hearing their trials and tribulations. You’ll laugh after learning the perks of running your own business. Most importantly, you’ll walk away from this session with a better understanding of what it means to be a small business owner in America. The panel is moderated by a representative from Kiva and time will be left at the end for a Q&A session.

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    • ARIZ, pour faciliter le financement des PME

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      ARIZ est un dispositif de garantie pour soutenir les projets de création et de développement des entreprises et des institutions de microfinance. © AFD, 2014 http://www.afd.fr/cote-d-ivoire

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      • Finding Your First Loan Applicant

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        If you're just getting started with microlending, this session is for you. Erica and Caroline will walk you through actionable steps to get you on the road to finding prospective loan applicants. We will cover critical topics such as how to find and build credibility with partner organizations; relaying a sharp and specific message about your target market; effective marketing materials; and strategies for creating rapport with clients.

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        • Help! I've Got an Unresponsive Loan Applicant

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          Attendees will learn the basics of how to collect information from an applicant throughout the process of making a loan. Expect to walk away with concrete ways to follow up with unresponsive applicants and collect missing documents.

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          • Declining Loan Applicants is Microfinance 101

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            Attendees can expect to walk away from this session with ways to negotiate a lower approval amount and tips for declining a loan applicant.

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            • Art of Being an Advocate: What Campus MFIs Need to Know about Building Relationships

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              As you step into your community and seek out relationships with the people that may one day be your clients and your borrowers— you are not your elevator pitch. Effective outreach and meaningful work start and end with the people that you serve. Learn how to act from principles of listening, co-learning, momentum, self-care and empowerment to find common ground with your community and capture clients in a meaningful way.

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              • Voices from the Field, Vol. I (2007): The Tipping Point

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                Microfinance is still relatively small in scale when viewed in the light of the global need. This video explores what it will take to reach the tipping point - where financial services are available to all those in need.

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                • Accion's 20th Anniversary Video

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                  • Wezesha Project - Winter 2014 Update

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                    This video update focuses on the success that Wezesha Project has been having in the Uvira region of South Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. See the 66 self graduates that we have had, see a rare glimpse into community survey, and learn about two new lending sites planned in the region.

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                    • Cash Flow is King: Analyzing Cash Flow in the Real World part II

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                      Your textbooks might say that the only way you can underwrite a loan are with two to three years of solid tax returns. Not so in the world of taco trucks, beauty salons, small restaurants and cleaning services – in other words – in the world of microfinance. In this two-part session, you’ll first learn how to piece together a solid picture of estimated business income by using alternative data sources. Once you understand income sources, you’ll learn about how to calculate affordability through cash flow analysis. This is key so that the loans you make can do the most good. Hear from a lender that has been on the front lines – both in for-profit and nonprofit settings. Come with questions and get your loan underwriting questions answered.

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