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deBanked CONNECT San Diego is Today

September 21, 2023
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deBanked CONNECT San DiegodeBanked CONNECT is today on September 21, 2023.

If you are attending today, check-in starts at 1 pm.

The agenda can be viewed here.

The speaking sessions begin at 2:30pm. The event goes until 8pm.

Only 1 Month Until deBanked CONNECT San Diego

August 21, 2023
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There’s just one month until deBanked CONNECT San Diego. The Wyndham San Diego Bayside was thankfully spared any impact from the weather that passed through the area this past weekend, which means the big show is ON IN FULL FORCE! Here’s some of the speaking sessions you can expect to see:


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Plus, take advantage of the incredible networking opportunities that a deBanked CONNECT event offers!



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We’ll see you there!

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Last Call for Early Bird Pricing to deBanked CONNECT San Diego

June 14, 2023
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deBanked CONNECT San DiegoThis is the LAST CALL for early bird pricing to deBanked CONNECT San Diego on September 21, 2023.



This will be deBanked’s third event in San Diego since 2018. Are you ready to connect with the industry on the west coast?!


REGISTER HERE


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Register for The 5th Annual Alternative Finance Bar Association Conference

May 22, 2023
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The AFBA Conference is BACK.

AFBAIf you are an attorney in this industry, you won’t want to miss the Alternative Finance Bar Association’s (AFBA) 5th Annual Conference, here in NYC June 5-6. They will be covering current events in the legal world of alternative finance, including upcoming NY disclosure requirements, recent caselaw developments, latest in collections law, regulatory current events and a lot more. This is an extremely reputable bar association with top notch attorneys in the field.

For more detailed information & a registration link, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afba-5th-annual-conference-tickets-622494496797

deBanked CONNECT SAN DIEGO IS BACK

May 9, 2023
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deBanked CONNECT San DiegodeBanked CONNECT returns to San Diego on September 21, 2023. This will be deBanked’s third event in San Diego since 2018.

Registration is already open and early bird pricing is available.

REGISTER HERE


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Welcome to Broker Fair 2023

May 8, 2023
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Broker Fair 2023 LogoBroker Fair check-in and breakfast start at 8am at the Hilton Midtown in NYC.

If you’re here today, here’s some quick helpful info:

WIFI PW: ROKFinancial

Agenda

Mobile App

Sponsor list

Contact info: events@debanked.com

We hope you enjoy the day!

Broker Fair’s Pre-Show is Tonight From 7-9pm at The Valerie

May 7, 2023
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Broker Fair’s Official Pre-Show Party takes place tonight at 7-9pm at The Valerie in NYC. Officially sponsored by Bitty Advance, the venue is at 45 W. 45th St. The Entrance is on W. 45th. This event is only open to those who purchased a ticket in advance.

Broker Fair 2023, which takes place tomorrow on May 8th is at the Hilton Midtown.

See you there!

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A Letter About Broker Fair

May 6, 2023
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When I started in the small business finance industry in 2006, I considered myself fortunate that the work I put in translated into real world measurable impact. We helped businesses obtain capital when potentially no other options existed. Whether that was for simple cash flow, to expand, or to keep the lights on after an unexpected hardship, I got to know the customers’ stories and see the results of their efforts. Few kids straight out of college going into a “finance job” get to experience what I did. But for those that were in it at the time, we were like a family, a core group providing a service that very few other people understood.

And for a period of about five years through both underwriting and sales, which started before and went on through the Great Recession, many members of that family discovered new and different ways in which they could play a role in serving the nation’s small businesses. Some of them became big entrepreneurs, CEOs, or hard working brokers. Others went into tech, marketing, legal, and payments.

And for me, well I saw a need for something maybe a little less glamorous, but nevertheless important, and that was to tell the stories about what everyone else was doing. That’s what led to the creation of deBanked in 2010, a website that I hoped would inform others about what was going on, who was who, and how certain products worked.

Most people actually told me that starting deBanked, in its early days, was a bad idea because my knowledge and experience would be wasted on storytelling when I surely stood to gain more personally by operating in the trade of the business itself. Well, in the end they were probably right but I was convinced, just like my early days, that pursuing my path would also translate into real world impact. Whether you agree with all the content we’ve produced over the course of almost 13 years now, just about any person that’s ever read something on deBanked has walked away informed about something they didn’t know before. And as the community of the industry multiplied over time, it became clear that one major thing with deBanked was lacking, and that was to put faces to all the names. Everyone had come to know the industry online and now they deserved to see it all for themselves in person. We started with golf in the summer of 2017 and a rooftop gathering in Miami Beach in January 2018 called deBanked CONNECT. That led to Broker Fair that May where the core tenets of the event were education, inspiration, and opportunities to connect and grow. They’re the same tenets that we strive for today.

At the time of the first Broker Fair I was just 34 years-old and this industry had been basically all that I had ever known in my professional life. Just like writing, event production was not high on the glamor list, but I believed that shows like Broker Fair would foster those that make a difference. Putting them on has been hard work. It is hard work. They didn’t teach me event planning on the underwriting or sales floor, but we got there somehow. And since then we have aimed to make the experiences fun while at the same time honorable and respectable. I remember what it was like to be 23 and hungry in the business and have also come to recognize the stakes on the national stage as I now turn 40. I know that the world is watching and how important it is that everyone conduct themselves like professionals.

I have spent nearly 17 years in this business and converse with participants in the industry on a daily basis. It is a great honor that the name Broker Fair is now known by so many people. I suppose there is some glamor in having accomplished that, but more importantly that Broker Fair has had an impact on so many people who serve much more important clientele, the small businesses across the country.

I’ve said that there is “only one Broker Fair,” and that’s because when you see that very specific name on an image or billboard or t-shirt, you’ll know not just who we are, but why we are.

Thank you to all of those who acknowledge that professionalism and decency are important and are respectful of the events our team puts so much effort into bringing to life. Our team literally spends all year working on them. I look forward to Broker Fair 2023 and seeing all of you.

– Sean Murray

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