“Nurturing Small Businesses, Nurturing Communities”
With Jessie Lee
Big banks notoriously overlook the small enterprises that are so vital for strong communities. Micro finance steps into the gap. Jessie Lee, director of Small Business Services for the Church Avenue Merchant and Business Association in Brooklyn will discuss how her $700,000 fund supports everyone from a home based graphic designer to a restauranteur with ten employees, the challenge of the downturn, and how credit scores aren’t destiny.