Small Business Funding

Find and Secure Small Business Funding with These 3 Guides

If you want to fundraise for your business but don’t know how, our new milestone has you covered.

June 13, 2022 2 min read A business owner does work while on the phone.

New Majority business owners say a key barrier to fundraising is not knowing what to expect. And we don’t blame anyone for feeling this way — fear of the unknown is real.

As business owner Gwendolyn Washington told the Kaufman Foundation, “What you lack [is] the community … a line of people who you already know who can teach you and support you.”

To help break down this barrier, Hello Alice has partnered with Silicon Valley Bank to create a milestone with practical steps for fundraising preparation and all it entails. Broken down into three guides, this milestone includes actionable information to get you on the road to reaching your fundraising goals.

In addition to these go-at-your-own-pace guides, we’ll also host three, free Ask-Me-Anything events, during which industry experts from Silicon Valley Bank will answer any questions you have about the topics covered in each guide. 

1. Determine How Much to Raise

Understanding how much money you truly need is the first step to protecting ownership of your business. Early money is likely the most expensive money you’ll take — and it’s important to ensure it doesn’t come with too many strings attached. The first guide in the milestone, Determine How Much to Raise, will help you through this crucial process.

Register for the Determine How Much to Raise Ask-Me-Anything on Thursday, July 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET, featuring Silicon Valley Bank’s Sophie Nazarian, and Kristin Olszewski, founder and CEO of Nomadica, to learn more!

2. Design Your Pitch Deck

The second guide, Design Your Pitch Deck, will help you craft a solid pitch deck to present to potential investors. Because venture capitalists and angel investors wade through hundreds of startup pitch decks every year, a complete and well-positioned deck can help your business stand out from the crowd.

Get your questions ready and register for the Design Your Pitch Deck Ask-Me-Anything on Thursday, July 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m., hosted by Silicon Valley Bank’s Sophie Nazerian and Micaela Amaroli, and Jennifer Richard, Principal at Bonfire Ventures.

3. Negotiate and Close the Deal

The last guide of the milestone, Negotiate and Close the Deal, offers direction once you’ve garnered the attention of investors. With these tips and insights, you’ll be well on your way to securing capital for your business.

Register now for the Negotiate and Close the Deal Ask-Me-Anything on Thursday, Aug 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. Silicon Valley Bank’s Micaela Amaroli, and Louise Fritjoffson, founder of Martie, will walk you through even more tips!

Are you ready to start fundraising and increase your capital? Time to get started!

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