Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson to Host Access to Capital Workshop for Local Businesses; Entrepreneurs
BOSTON – District 7 Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson in conjunction with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development’s Office of Business Development and the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Business Development Division will host an Access to Capital Workshop for members of the community currently growing or interested in starting a small business. With an emphasis on businesses in the Roxbury area, this FREE workshop will help entrepreneurs and business owners navigate the complex world of capital access and the multiple options individuals and organizations can choose from when seeking financing.
“Too often I meet with constituents in my district that have solid business plans and entrepreneurs with big ambitions, only to find out they lack the capital to make it happen or to keep their current business functioning”, said Councillor Jackson. “These great business ideas can not only improve our neighborhood’s economic development but they can also improve the quality of life for families and individuals in our community.”
The City of Boston and the Boston Redevelopment Authority work with State and Federal Agencies to provide business the resources to expand and create jobs. Through grants and loans for capital, the BRA’s Office of Business Development can provide community members with assistance in the following areas: financing, marketing, storefront and signage improvements and management.
Additionally, the Access to Capital Workshop will bring together resources and stakeholders including but not limited to: community banks, independent lending institutions, financial institutions and community development corporations to assist individuals with navigating the difficult world of financial access.
The Access to Capital Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square located at 184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119, MA at 6:00pm .
“This is the first of many workshops that will serve as a platform to empower our community and support small businesses and economic development for both the short and long term” said Councillor Jackson.