Hiring: AVP of Marketing

Posted on November 30, 2016
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Notice: FINANTA is hiring for an AVP of Marketing.  To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to finanta@finanta.org. Job Description: Reporting to the VP Development, you will lead the organization’s marketing and communication initiatives; will compose, edit, and manage the production of a full range of marketing materials to effectively support the goals of FINANTA and to convey its mission to diverse constituencies; and plan and coordinate events. You will manage all social media and advertising, and be website administrator.   Additional responsibilities will also include measuring, tracking and reporting on marketing impact. Duties Draft communications materials for all development initiatives. In this capacity, this person will collaborate with the President, VP of Development and other staff members to create communication and presentation materials to ensure the efficient pursuit of marketing, communications and customer base growth. Prepares reports and other communication documents on two levels: (1) copy editing (employing skills

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Small Business Saturday – Shop with a mission

Posted on November 16, 2016
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SHOP WITH A MISSION on November 26th As a small business, it’s tough to compete with Black Friday deals. As a minority small business, it can be even tougher. Shop local with FINANTA clients this November 26th and give back to the minority, women, and immigrant communities that make Philadelphia a vibrant and thriving region. Find just a few of our suggestions below!     Traditional Italian flavors from the nation’s first female liquor distiller. Our client Joan Veratti started her limoncello business as the first female distiller in the United States. Each product contains no more than five locally-sourced ingredients, including water, sugar, pure grain alcohol and various fruits or chocolates. Over the last eight years Joan has perfected her recipes and is working to expand her line of Liqueurs to included 18 water-based and cream-based flavors.   Holiday cookies from a family run Dominican bakery Silvia Paulino immigrant

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Honoring The Merchants Fund

Posted on November 07, 2016
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On November 10th, FINANTA is honoring our partners The Merchants Fund for their dedication to providing deserving small business owner’s financial grants in Philadelphia. FINANTA has collaborated with TMF to approve 26 clients for grants, totaling more than $246,000. FINANTA is able to help non-English speaking and writing entrepreneurs and other small business clients access the grants TMF provides. TMF works with FINANTA lenders to get a full picture of potential grantees businesses. Because of this collaboration, more than 60% of FINANTA applications have been approved for a grant since 2014!    SUCCESS STORIES Meet Dr. Hill-Bennett:  “Running my own office was something I knew I wanted to do as soon as I set foot in optometry school. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit.” Dr. Hill-bennet started as a mobile care optometrist after graduating school. She purchased a brick and mortar in 2011 after years of providing professional health services. In

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Meet The Lenders: PREP SESSION

Posted on October 14, 2016
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Come join us on Thursday, October 20th for an SBA Meet the Lenders PREP SESSION.  This session will give you the tools to allow you to effectively present your business or product idea to decision makers of 25 key financial institutions during the SBA “Meet the Lenders” Event on October 27, 2016. We will help you prepare for a one page “pitch” which will include financials shared with the lenders of your choice. Find details in the flyer below! meet-the-lenders-prep-session-flyer

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FINANTA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on October 06, 2016
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Last night FINANTA celebrated 20 years of mission-driven nonprofit lending at the SugarHouse Casino Event Center. The event brought together major players in the Philadelphia community development culture, including funders from banks, nonprofit leaders, and small business owners. FINANTA president Luis Mora and Board chair Jane Sobieski spoke of the importance of FINANTA’s work:  that of providing access to capital and technical assistance to the Philadelphia regions underserved entrepreneurs, consumers, homebuyers, and job makers. The evening was an amazing testament to the Philadelphia community’s commitment to an inclusive economy. The support of our partners, friends, clients, and funders is an invaluable asset to FINANTA. Without them, our work would not be possible. Over the past two decades FINANTA has served hundreds of individuals seeking to expand their business, purchase a home, or increase assets. To these deserving clients, over $47 Million has been lent and 40,000 hours of technical assistance

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