Financial resources for your business: From microfinance to crowdfunding

Hudson, OH

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Innovative ways to finance your business will be the topic of the next event in the 2013 Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Bob Cohen, CEO of the Braintree Business Development Center, will explain crowdfunding, microfinancing and various resources in northeast Ohio available to help fund your venture.

The Braintree Business Development Center is a business incubator and entrepreneurship facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Braintree, a full service entrepreneurship program, is part of the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network and a MicroSoft BizSparkTM partner. It runs two Northeast Ohio business capital resources: the Appleseed microfinance revolving loan fund and the Tech Sprout grant program.

Cohen also serves as a program coordinator for the Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University. Previously he spent ten years working for a Washington-based international cooperative development agency.

Cohen earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio University in Athens, an MBA from Franklin University, and a B.A. from the University of Akron. He is a licensed insurance agent, a Certified Business Advisor (CBA®), and a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP®).