Loan Consultant, ACCION

Stephany Rojo is the Loan Consultant for South Florida at Accion, a non-profit organization that offers small business loans from $1,000 to $250,000 and financial education to small business owners in the United States. Since 1991, Accion has helped more than 22,000 entrepreneurs achieve their financial goals. For nearly three years, she has been assisting entrepreneurs throughout the loan process and helping them determine which Accion product works for them by analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Additionally, she provides technical assistance and introduces them to additional resources. It truly warms her heart to see entrepreneurs succeed and build up their communities.

Stephany has a MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick in England and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Central   Florida in Orlando, FL. She has always been interested in the field of microfinance as a tool for creating economic opportunity, where all businesses can access the tools they need to achieve higher success. She is very much concerned with socio-economic development and change in local communities.  In the past, she volunteered in an adult literacy program for immigrants and at a non-profit organization helping people gain access to affordable law services in Orlando, FL. Currently, she is participating in a volunteer based program that examines poverty in Miami-Dade County through systems analysis and identification of asset-based solutions.

Going Global: Presented by the ITC International Trade Consortium of Miami Dade

This workshop session will cover: tips for export- ing and importing with success, legal consid- erations and regulatory compliance, payment methods, resources for trade for small business entities, and micro nance solutions for trade.