Nov. 4, 2022

57. Kim Liautaud - How to Find Financing for Your Business

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers. They are smart people with great ideas. Start applying those to how you find financing. Capital is integral to the growth of any business.

Kim Liautaud is a Managing Director at BMO Harris Bank, a bank that is committing resources to women entrepreneurs. Kim shares some tips on how women entrepreneurs can find financing for their businesses.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from finding creative ways to get funding for your business.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ’ผ Kim is a member of BMO for ten years: a company that is advancing females within the organization. 02:58
๐Ÿ‘ง Child of two teachers who wanted to live in Chicago: pursuing all opportunities and stumbled into finances. 03:53
๐Ÿ‘ BMO’s Women in Fintech program: an incubator that creates opportunities for women. 06:57
๐Ÿ‘‰ US-focused program that is virtually based with a  focus is on fintech and founded by a woman. 09:33
๐Ÿ’ฒ $5 billion in capital BMO dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs. 12:54
๐Ÿ’ณ Harming your credit score: using a vehicle like a credit card for financing a business is not a good idea. 13:38
โš ๏ธ Women have a harder time promoting themselves and being transparent: have a personal connection with your lenders. 15:30
๐ŸŽฏ Don’t express your story as talking to a man if a woman sits in front of you. 16:17
๐Ÿ‘› Can we ask for a female banker: tips on how to find financing for your company? 17:35
๐Ÿ™ƒ Stories when men enter a bank vs when women enter a bank: changing dialogue and that narrative. 20:14
๐Ÿ“ˆ Lots of companies support only women with non-profits: BMO helps all types of companies from the smallest to big ones. 24:19
โœ… Do a little bit of research on BMO: why preparation, being intentional, and doing homework matter. 28:18

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