April 19 event to be co-hosted by Scott Rodde, Jina Yoon

HENDERSON, Nev. –The next Roadmap to Success Series workshop, “Shaking the Money Tree: A Small Business Guide to Financing in Hard Times,” will cover small business financing and lending strategies. The workshop, hosted by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Henderson and the Henderson Business Resource Center, will be co-hosted by National Development Council directors Scott Rodde and Jina Yoon

The workshop will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Henderson Business Resource Center – located at 112 Water St. near West Pacific Avenue in downtown Henderson.

Free to Henderson Chamber members, the Roadmap to Success Series continues through May. The series includes 16 workshops covering topics including finance, legal, marketing, and operations and sales.

Rodde, who is also the founder, president and counsel of Bay Area Development Group, has helped hundreds of cities, counties and states in the Western United States develop finance investment services. His broad expertise covers myriad topics, including working with SBA 502, 503, 504 and 7(a) loan programs; HUD-108 loans; CDBG float loans and CDBG loan programs; low income, historic, new markets and renewable energy tax credit programs; and sales tax and tax increment financing.

Yoon has a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from UCLA and has held positions with Moody’s and in the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC as well. 

The seminar will go over financing strategies. Topics will include what information is needed before meeting with a lender, how to self-assess one’s ability to obtain debt financing in the short- and long-term, and a detailed discussion regarding debt versus equity.

All chamber members and the public are invited to attend. There is no cost for Henderson Chamber members. Cost for non-members is $25. The Breakfast is sponsored by Coo Coo’s Restaurant in downtown Henderson. The deadline for reservations is 4/18/12. To RSVP, call the Henderson Business Resource Center at 702-992-7200 or email perickson@hendersonchamber.com.

The Roadmap to Success Workshop Series covers all aspects of business critical for business owners to understand and properly execute to stay afloat, especially when times are tough.

The workshop series is sponsored by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the City of Henderson, Imagine Communications and Mikels Fine Art Photography.

The Henderson Business Resource Center is a nonprofit organization under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation designed as a business incubator to strengthen and diversify the local economy.

For more information about the Henderson Business Resource Center or the Roadmap to Success Series, visit www.hendersonbizcenter.com.