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Loans for Arts Businesses with JaLisha Richmond

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you an artist wondering if borrowing money could help your art business grow?
Join us for a discussion to learn about lending options and what lenders are looking for in loan applications for small and creative businesses.

Many arts and creative small businesses could benefit from outside funding. Has the pandemic impacted the working capital in your business? Do you need capital to purchase a new piece of equipment that would allow you to work more efficiently? Would funding allow your business to expand to meet seasonal demands? Now is the time to learn more about funding options available to your small business.

Loan applications can be daunting and you may not always know the options available to small businesses. JaLisha Richmond of Thread Capital will join us to present the key points of lending and application requirements. JaLisha will discuss the 5-C’s of lending and share her expertise in helping small businesses receive funding. Bring your questions and learn how you can be better prepared to navigate the Hosted by podcasters Jackie Sanders and Adriana Ameigh, of the podcast Art Studio Insights, this event will be taped for a later episode.

This free discussion is for you if you are an artist or creative entrepreneur who is considering a loan and wants to make sure you are equipped with all the information before proceeding with a loan as a funding option. Whether you are currently thinking of lending or think you may in the near future, you’ll have a chance to ask JaLisha questions.

JaLisha Richmond is Director of Lending at Thread Capital. She leads Thread Capital’s loan origination, coaching, connections, and customer service efforts, with the goal of executing Thread Capital’s mission of strengthening entrepreneurship and expanding access to capital for small businesses in North Carolina. Prior to joining the Thread, JaLisha worked as a program associate for the NC Rural Center and was a dedicated AmeriCorps member, spending time working with various nonprofits through the southwestern region of the United States. From there, she returned to assist nonprofits in her native community.

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