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Business Leader Briefing: How to Spot a Predatory Loan

Thursday, May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By Small Business Majority
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Learn how to avoid predatory lending practices this National Small Business Week!

Please join Small Business Majority’s Entrepreneurship Manager Debi Roder for a free webinar on May 9 at 1:00pm ET in honor of National Small Business Week. Small business owners face significant hurdles accessing capital, including a complex marketplace and lenders that don’t always work in the best interest of small business borrowers. This webinar will cover how to navigate the current small business funding landscape, the dangers of predatory lending practices and how you can access secure and trustworthy resources on, our free online resource hub for small businesses owners.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The current funding landscape
  • The dangers of predatory lending practices and how to spot a predatory loan
  • How to find responsible lending options using the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights
  • An introduction to Venturize and our resources
  • Resources, Q&A    
About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy. We actively engage small business owners and policymakers in support of commonsense public policy solutions, and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a sustainable, job-creating economy. We regularly engage our network of more than 58,000 small business owners and 1,000 business organizations from our nine offices in seven states and Washington, D.C. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers, including access to capital, healthcare, retirement, taxes, paid leave and other workforce issues. 

About the presenter

Debi Roder- Entrepreneurship Manager
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Deborah (Debi) Roder manages Small Business Majority’s Entrepreneurship Program, which provides key resources and education to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their businesses. Debi builds partnerships with organizations that similarly support entrepreneurs, as well as manages content for the program's online web portal and educational events. She also helps track and evaluate the program's activities. 
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