Finding financing in tough times

    Advice for women entrepreneurs on ins and outs of financing

    LONDON, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - Financing entrepreneurial ventures is always a
tough sell, but in today's bleak economy the task is even more difficult.
    Understanding of the ins and outs of financing goes a long way to
increase the chances of success. At an upcoming Ivey Women Entrepreneurs
Connect event, experienced entrepreneurs and finance specialists will share
their knowledge and expertise about business financing.
    The event takes place Wednesday, June 10 starting at 6 p.m. at Verity
Club in Toronto. Organized by the Richard Ivey School of Business and KPMG
Enterprise, the session will open with a presentation by Jacoline Loewen,
Partner with Loewen & Partners Inc. and a best-selling author, on venture
financing and what options and strategies to consider to find the best
financing fit. A private equity expert, Loewen has raised more than $100
million for companies and shares her insights in her latest book Money Magnet:
How to Attract Investors to Your Business.
    A panel session will follow with Sarah (Whatmough) Thomson, Founder and
President of Women's Post; Colleen Falls, Senior Vice President of KPMG
Corporate Finance, and Jen Kluger, Co-Founder of Foxy Originals, a
Toronto-based jewelry design company. Beth Wilson, Canadian Managing Partner
with KPMG Enterprise, will moderate the panel.
    "Economic conditions may have changed the investment environment, yet
history has shown that many successful businesses are born in recessionary
times so it's well worth pursuing an entrepreneurial vision," said Stewart
Thornhill, Executive Director, Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for
Entrepreneurship at Ivey Business School. "The best way to manoeuvre in this
challenging landscape is to broaden your knowledge and contact base."

    Event:       Ivey Women Entrepreneurs Connect (including cocktail
                 reception & networking)

    Date:        Wednesday, June 10

    Time:        6-9 p.m.

    Location:    Verity Club, 111-D Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

    To purchase tickets, please contact Ellen Brown at 519-661-4236, or click here:
    Media interested in attending, please contact Dawn Milne, 519-850-2536,

    About the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western

    The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario
( offers undergraduate (HBA ( and
graduate (MBA (, Executive MBA
( and PhD
( degree programs in addition to
non-degree Executive Development programs. Ivey has campuses in London
(Ontario), Toronto (, and Hong Kong. Ivey
recently redesigned its curriculum to focus on Cross-Enterprise Leadership
( - a holistic issues-based approach to management
education that meets the demands of today's complex global business world.

For further information:

For further information: Dawn Milne, Richard Ivey School of Business,
(519) 850-2536,

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