On June 16 and 17, OFN held its ninth annual—but first-ever virtual—Small Business Finance Forum for more than 800 mission-driven lenders, partners, and other advocates. OFN's largest Forum to date, this year’s event focused on ensuring a shared recovery for financially underserved small businesses across America impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic decline, and persistent racial inequality.
The event featured an opening and closing plenary, eleven breakout sessions, five “Meet a Small Business” demonstrations by CDFI-funded businesses, and a Partner Showcase. In addition, speakers from across the CDFI industry, the federal government, and major corporations led timely discussions on critical issues facing CDFIs and the small businesses they serve.
If you missed the Forum or there’s something you'd like to revisit, you can now access all event content until July 2021! Enjoy the plenaries, Administration and elected official remarks, “Meet a Small Business” demos, and the Partner Showcase, free of charge. Access the eleven breakout sessions by using your login credentials from the live event, or register by visiting the event website. The registration fee is $50.
Visit the 2020 Small Business Finance Forum event website.