Money for the Makers: Financing strategies for manufacturing companies
Building and scaling a manufacturing business comes with a specific set of challenges, from seasonality and up-front costs to cash-flow issues and slow-paying retailers‚ that require the right type of financing. In this session, hear from two former toy company executives about their experiences in product manufacturing and subsequent decision to start a company with a mission to provide better access to capital to other manufacturing businesses. Jeff Barnett and Chad Lucero of Capital 2 Thrive LLC will talk about common issues manufacturers experience in the product lifecycle and how to solve them. Todd Stockbauer, former CFO of ski apparel brand Spyder, will join for a moderated discussion facilitated by Krista Morgan of P2Binvestor.