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The Lowdown on Financing and Funding

August 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The lowdown on finance and funding

Financing/funding is always top of mind for entrepreneurs, looking for ways to alleviate financial pressures and enable their business to continue to grow and expand. But the question is always where to start and how to do it.

If you are a woman entrepreneur looking for answers on financing, our Associate Partner, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, has the perfect opportunity for you! Join us for ‘The Lowdown on Financing and Funding’, August 18, to learn the ins and outs of funding, where to look, how it works, who can help, and tips and tools to help increase your chances of success. Participants will also learn about PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, their programs and how they can help.

Who should attend:

  • Canadian women entrepreneurs who are in business – looking to grow or scale-up.
  • Canadian women entrepreneurs looking to start their business or are in the start-up phase.


*Exclusively for Certified WBEs and Tools For Growth community. PARO community is welcome to join us!


Meet The Speakers


Karen Lynn Evans
PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise – Business Lead – Ontario

Karen is the Business Lead- Ontario and Services Manager for PARO. Karen provides ongoing counseling, mentorship and guidance to clients who are starting, growing, or scaling their business especially with business planning, financials, marketing, training, etc. Karen excels at finding and applying for alternative funding sources for clients. Karen brings a wide variety of experiences to the position. In 2020, Karen was the recipient of the Rainy River Chamber of Commerce Trainer of the Year Award.


Kayla Soomer
PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise – Business Counsellor – NE Ontario, Owner of FunCube Photo Booth

Kayla Soomer is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and advocate for women in business. She has over 17 years of marketing experience in graphic/web design and photography. An entrepreneur at heart Kayla travels throughout the province working in different areas including: PARO Business Northeast Counsellor, photo booth owner, professional photographer, and marketer. Kayla’s work has been published all over the world including in Maclean’s, Canada’s premier current affairs magazine.


August 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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