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Baehr in Flint to Speak on Small Business Funding

FLINT – Best-selling author and entrepreneur Evan Baehr is coming to Flint! The author of “GET BACKED: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams” will present tips for building a funding presentation that will capture the imagination of lenders or investors. The workshop will be held on June 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market. The nominal fee for the workshop is $10 and the first 60 registrations will receive a copy of GET BACKED, a $30 value. After the presentation, Baehr will be available for meet and greet and book signing.

Evan Baehr is also cofounder of Able, a venture-backed financial services company helping fund millions of small businesses across the United States. Previously he was cofounder of Outbox, a venture-backed startup aiming to disrupt the US Postal Service. He’s run or supported capital campaigns raising hundreds of millions of dollars, including the second largest raise in angel-investor history, and worked for legendary investor Peter Thiel. Evan is also a Venture Partner with StartupRunner Capital. “Get Backed” is one of a wide variety of top level small business workshops scheduled in June by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC), made available at no cost due to additional assistance funds provided to Flint recently by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Details: Call 810-762-9660. – G.G.

County healthcare professionals can get student loan repayment

LANSING – Healthcare employers in Genesee County will be able to better recruit and retain medical, dental and mental health professionals through a special student loan repayment program offered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. MDHHS will select 10 to 15 primary care health care professionals who will be eligible for up to $50,000 tax-free to repay their educational debt if they practice for two years at approved sites in Genesee County and meet other program requirements.

The state-funded student loan repayment assistance in Genesee County is through the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program, which is designed to improve healthcare services in underserved communities.

MDHHS will select providers on a firstcome, first-served basis. The applications period began June 2, and will end on Aug. 15, or once all program funds are obligated. Interested providers must mail completed application packages including application forms found on the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program website under “’Application Periods, Forms and Process.” Eligible primary care providers include MDs, doctors of osteopathic medicine, doctors of dental surgery, doctors of medicine in dentistry, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives practicing in an outpatient, not-for-profit setting.

Details: Call 517-241-9946. – G.G.


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