How do you know the right time to take on financing? What are the advantages to taking on a loan – and what are the pitfalls?
Our speaker this month is Alex Guerrero, senior vice-president for VEDC, a leading non-profit small business lender with headquarters in Los Angeles.
As senior vice-president, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, including all government and community affairs, economic development initiatives, and construction projects.
Mr. Guerrero will tell us all about VEDC and how they help small businesses grow.
Join us on Thursday, July 21st at 9am at the Coffee Connection, 3838 S. Centinela Ave. Coffee Time is free for members and $10 for guests.
Mr. Guerrero is the former executive vice president of Tower General Contractors and has an extensive background in business management. While at Tower Contractors he oversaw the company’s growth to one of the top General Contractors in California overseeing construction of the Columbia Space Shuttle Museum, renovations to the Beverly Hills City Hall, expansion of the Gibson Amphitheater and reconstruction of the iconic Theme building at LAX.
Mr. Guerrero is very involved in Los Angeles civic duty and active in several non-profit organizations including sitting on the Board of Directors of the Valley Presbyterian Hospital.
Alex is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Business. He and his wife live in Canyon Country with their two children.
Founded in 1976, VEDC is trusted by loan clients, banks that refer clients, and funders across the United States as a vital source of capital for small business loans and micro-financing. VEDC’s goal is to create and sustain jobs and small businesses in the communities it serves. The nonprofit VEDC has earned a reputation for helping small businesses unable to qualify for traditional bank financing. Offering individualized service and reasonable costs, VEDC has loaned more than $360 million to 100,000-plus small businesses and created more than 27,000 jobs. VEDC, which was originally known as Vitalize Van Nuys Inc., today has operations across the United States. In addition to headquarters in Los Angeles, VEDC locations include offices in California, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Utah, and the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut).