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DFW Airport Partnering with LiftFund to Offer Free Workshops for Small Businesses

Training Available on a Range of Business Topics

DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Sept. 15, 2015 -- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is partnering with LiftFund to offer technical assistance workshops for small businesses. The workshops will run through the month of September and will provide business education for business owners in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, including disadvantaged, small, minority and women-owned businesses.

"DFW is committed to creating and sustaining a business environment that helps enable small and emerging businesses to achieve success," said Tamela Lee, vice president of business diversity and development for DFW Airport. "This partnership with LiftFund provides our contractors with resources and opportunities to educate themselves on a range of business topics that will help them accomplish their business goals."

The first workshop, Small Business Tax Workshop, occurred on September 9 with 14 small businesses attending. Additional workshops include:

  • Access to Capital: Alternative/Nontraditional Finance – Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • QuickBooks Training – Wednesday, September 30, 2015

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/webasset/p2_395347.jpg

LiftFund is a financial and business support service organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Lift Fund was recently underwritten by Goldman Sachs to participate in their 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative as their Primary Capital Partner. Lift Fund will use the funds to make loans to small business owners of up to $250,000 to cover working capital, equipment/inventory purchases and business expansion. LiftFund is a regionally recognized U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Community Development Corporation (CDC) and is a designated 7A Community Advantage lender with the SBA.

(re)defining DFW International Airport

DFW International Airport's $2.69 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway. For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.