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AAEA Access to Capital Workshop Series

Topic: Grants: What you need to know to be prepared to

Presenter: Cherrise Wilks, GPC MPA FCCM Affinity Group

Cherrise’s mission is to directly impact 1,000 small businesses in previously overlooked communities to help them with the structural foundation needed to scale their business by doing the following: gaining access to capital funding, additional lines of credit, securing a grant, or winning local, state, corporate, or federal contracts. Her goal is to elevate the financial game of micro and small businesses.

She is an experienced administrator with over 20+ years in the federal, state, local government, and private sectors. Ms. Wilks is the CEO of Affinity Consulting Group NEFL, a 13-year-old boutique management consulting firm providing government solutions and business advisory services to small businesses in the technology, construction, consulting, product development, and real estate development industries. She has helped dozens of business owners incorporate, secure business funding, and become certified for corporate and government contracting. Current contracts include assisting over 100 business owners through a partnership with Black Orlando Tech and the University of Florida Collaboratory for Inclusive Partnership as a Subject Matter Expert to help women, minority, and veteran businesses become State of Florida certified. Her firm provides government certification and contracting services as well.

Categories: Financial Literacy, Funding
Start Date: 02/27/2024 6:30 PM EST / 5:30 CDT
End Date: 02/27/2024 8:00 PM EST / 9:00 CDT
Organizer: African American Entrepreneurs Association, Inc.

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