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The 2011 OCBO Capitalization Strategies Workshop

by Thomas Reed , OCBO Director
October 24, 2011 - 04:40 PM

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:344:]]On December 8, 2011, the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities hosted its third annual Capitalization Strategies Workshop for small businesses involved in the media and telecommunications industries.  Through seminars like this one, which also feature a financial mentorship program, OCBO is connecting entrepreneurs with financial experts who make daily decisions about capital infusion.  The focus this year was banking institutions and SBA products.

As part of its capitalization strategies program, OCBO focuses on small and diverse businesses looking to launch new enterprises or simply to expand their existing businesses.  Our workshops offer entrepreneurs a nuts-and-bolts approach to obtaining public or private sector financing and the many ways new businesses can tailor their marketing strategies to prospective lenders and investors.   

This year’s workshop showcased experts from private equity, banking, and government lending institutions.  They addressed capital formation strategies applicable to a variety of business sectors including broadband, cable, broadcast TV, radio, wireless services, common carrier facilities and content programming products. 

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Roundtable to Tackle Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

by Thomas Reed, Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities
May 10, 2011 - 03:26 PM

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:306:height=100,width=67]]In a rapidly evolving virtual marketplace, businesses know that they have to protect against information security risks, but many are still struggling to understand the types of dangers that pose the biggest threat to their information assets. 

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