Peer-to-Peer Lending to Small Business

April 3, 2013 Forum

Peer-to-peer lending has grown dramatically since the mid 2000s. Accessible through social media, peer-to-peer lending has become a common alternative financial resource for many small businesses. This presentation will discuss the growth of this practice and the types of firms engaged in it. The presentation will raise issues concerning the quality, conditions, and costs associated with these types of peer-to-peer loans.
 


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How can efforts to solve community problems lead to the creation of green jobs?

March 6, 2013 Forum

Speaker

  • Wesley Brooks, Director of Special Projects at The Center for Working Families and Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Coordinator for the City of Atlanta, will share practices from a series of programs and projects that involve workforce training and sustainable development.  Information about how local residents have been trained in remediation of lead based paint, asbestos, and other residential safety hazards and how this training has resulted in new skills, green jobs, and housing rehabilitation will be discussed. Dr. Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Georgia Tech Community Liaison with the Westside Community Alliance, will serve as moderator and discussant.

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Wesley Brooks – People Power in Economic Development from Mike Parks on Vimeo.