thank you for joining us!

Thank you for joining us for the first ever virtual Small Business Finance Forum!  All of the content is being recorded and will be available to view at a date in the near future! Be sure to check back at for more details in the coming days.

Again, thanks for your interest in our event.

Stay safe, enjoy your day, and #KEEPCDFIsStrong

AGENDA - JUNE 16, 2020

12:30 - 1:30 PM ET

Welcome and Opening Plenary: Ensuring a Shared Recovery across America

1:30 - 2:00 PM ET

Break and Meet a Small Business:
Guided Mindfulness Meditation with Ha.Lé Integrative Health

2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Breakout Sessions: The Small Business Experience

Food System Businesses

More than Capital: The Heightened Need for Technical Assistance

Inequality in the Pandemic: Entrepreneurs of Color

3:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Break and Meet a Small Business:
Cocktail Making Demonstration with Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill

3:30 - 4:30 PM ET

Breakout Sessions: Risk Management

Economic Outlook for Small Businesses, Communities, and States

New Lending: Underwriting and Credit Risk Management in Uncertain Times

Portfolio Credit Risk Management

4:30 - 5:00 PM ET

Meet a Small Business:
Cooking Demonstration with Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant

AGENDA - JUNE 17, 2020

12:30 - 1:30 PM ET

Breakout Sessions: Capitalization

Federal Policy for Small Business: Update and Path Forward

CDFIs and the Private Sector: Investing in Small Business Resilience and Sustainability

CDFIs and State and Local Governments: Sparking Recovery Together

1:30 - 2:00 PM ET

Break and Meet a Small Business:
Behind the Scenes with AM Ranch

2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Breakout Sessions: Sustainability

Increasing Liquidity and Sharing Risk through Participation, Loan and Portfolio Sales, and More

Increasing Efficiency and Sustainability through CDFI Partnerships, Outsourcing, and Mergers

3:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Break and Meet a Small Business:
Behind the Scenes with Redbone Logging

3:30 - 4:45 PM ET

Closing Plenary

about the event


For eight years the Forum has provided hundreds of CDFIs and other mission-driven small business lenders with timely guidance, inspiration, and a chance to connect. In our ninth year we are not missing a beat.

This year’s virtual event will place a primary focus on COVID-19 short-term relief and long-term recovery efforts for small businesses. With nearly 400 attendees in 2019, we hope to reach an even larger audience with our virtual event, particularly as we fight to #KeepCDFIsStrong.

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